Bilic blasts West Ham defending after defeat to Leicester
Mar 18 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Craig Shakespeare, initially caretaker manager but now installed until the end of the season, Leicester have beaten Liverpool and Hull City in the Premier League to ease their relegation fears, and they also beat Sevilla 2-0 on Tuesday evening to advance into the last eight of the Champions League.
"I haven't banned talk of the Champions League but after the game the focus, what I wanted, has been on West Ham".
West Ham's woes were compounded when Winston Reid fell awkwardly and was helped off, to be replaced by Robert Snodgrass in the 19th minute.
Skipper Noble is out with a dead leg and has been told to take a holiday by boss Slaven Bilic following his comments about "naive" West Ham fans.
Leicester were forced into a significant change to their preferred line-up, with captain Wes Morgan ruled out by a back injury sustained against Sevilla.
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Leicester City scored two goals in the opening seven minutes and Kasper Schmeichel made a pair of huge saves late on Saturday as the Foxes hung on for a gutsy 3-2 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium.
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Even though West Ham are not in the best of form, Leicester will come back down to earth with a leggy performance in a 1-1 draw.
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Manuel Lanzini briefly halved the deficit with a free-kick but the Hammers were booed off at half-time, and although Andre Ayew pulled another back after the break Leicester repelled a late rally to claim all three points.
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Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Stoke, while Sunderland host mid-table Burnley.
However, Leicester haven't scored the first goal in any of their 13 Premier League away games this season - the only side not to do this.
Those results have lifted the Foxes three points clear of the relegation zone, although they have not won three successive top-flight games since last season's title run in.