Published: Wed, March 15, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

No Ranieri grudge, says new Leicester man Shakespeare

No Ranieri grudge, says new Leicester man Shakespeare

Just after the defeat in Spain, Claudio Ranieri was sacked, and in his place came Craig Shakespeare and the "foxes" immediately won two matches of the national championship with a score of 3: 1 from Liverpool and Hull City, slightly adjusted their affairs in the Premier League.

The visitors were further punished when Marc Albrighton who was left unmarked in the box slotted home the ball in a spectacular fashion in the 54th minute.

Sevilla almost broke the deadlock inside four minutes, but Kasper Schmeichel produced a fine save at his near post to deny Samir Nasri.

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The match was still very much in the balance, with Leicester just one conceded goal away from going out and that nearly happened when Sergio Escudero drove a dipping 35-meter shot against the crossbar. - Wes Morgan became the first Jamaican player to score in a Champions League game.

Shakespeare has been appointed as Leicester City's manager for the rest of the season.

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This was the Leicester of the past two games, which looks a lot more like the Leicester of last season than the one of the first six months of this season.

The match will take place at the King Power Stadium.

In terms of setting up an exciting European second leg, the visiting side leading 2-1 is probably the flawless scoreline. The heat had a bit to do with it as well in Sevilla, they are used to play in it week in week out. If Leicester can repeat their performance they put up against Liverpool when they host Sevilla, the English team could progress to the next round.

The final ball continued to let them down, Ben Yedder, Mercado and Sarabia all wasting chances to direct the ball into the back of the net.

This season is the first time that Leicester have ever competed in the Champions League.

Paulo Dybala scored a penalty on the night to separate the sides.

But in a surprise twist, Leicester struck a second time on the ensuing counter, with Albrighton rifling home after Adil Rami tamely nodded a Mahrez cross into his path.

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