Flying start for Michael Appleton as Leicester edge past Swansea

For the second time this year the Leicester City players responded to the news that their manager had been sacked by picking up three points and producing the sort of performance that suggests there is not much that needs fine-tuning whenever Craig Shakespeare’s successor takes over. Who that will be remains to be seen but this was a display to give plenty of encouragement to anyone mulling over whether to take the plunge.

Shinji Okazaki justified his return to the side with his fifth goal of the season but it was Riyad Mahrez, whose form has been so indifferent ever since Leicester won the Premier League title, who was the standout performer. It was Mahrez’s cross that Federico Fernández headed into his own net to give Leicester a fully deserved lead and the winger also set up the second for Okazaki with a lovely cushioned pass.

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For the second time this year the Leicester City players responded to the news that their manager had been sacked by picking up three points and producing the sort of performance that suggests there is not much that needs fine-tuning whenever Craig Shakespeare’s successor takes over. Who that will be remains to be seen but this was a display to give plenty of encouragement to anyone mulling over whether to take the plunge.Shinji Okazaki justified his return to the side with his fifth goal of the season but it was Riyad Mahrez, whose form has been so indifferent ever since Leicester won the Premier League title, who was the standout performer. It was Mahrez’s cross that Federico Fernández headed into his own net to give Leicester a fully deserved lead and the winger also set up the second for Okazaki with a lovely cushioned pass. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/21/swansea-city-leicester-city-premier-league-match-report

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