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Leicester City pays tribute to Ranieri with a 3-1 success over Liverpool

Leicester City beat Liverpool 3-1 at the King Power stadium to move to 15th on the PL league log.

Leicester City marked a post Ranieri’s first match with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool who had beaten Spurs 2-0 in their last PL outing.

The Merseysiders knew a win over the Foxes will move them into 4th surpassing Arsenal but lies fifth with the win, just a point ahead of Manchester United having played a game more than the Red devils.

The Reds started on the front foot but it was Acting manager, Shakespeare’s men who broke deadlock with a deft finish from starman, Jamie Vardy who slotted his fourth goal against Liverpool in just four games against them.

First became second as Danny Drinkwater who is the midfield maestro for the Foxes shrugged of the pressure from the Liverpool backline to put Leicester City 2-0 up. That was Leicester City first two PL goals in 2017 after failing to score in 540 PL minutes.

Drinkwater celebrates his first goal of the season

The first half ended with Leicester City in the ascendancy to the surprise of pundits and fans at the King Power stadium.

Leicester City came strong in the second half and got a third through Jamie Vardy, his fifth against Liverpool and second in the game. The goal came from a cross from left back, Christian Fuchs who found the head of the English to head home Leicester City’s 3rd.
Liverpool pulled a goal back in the 68th minute thanks to Philippe Coutinho as it to turned out to be a consolation. The goal by Philippe Coutinho means he has now been directly involved in 11 goals in 19 PL games this season (6 goals, 5 assists).

Phillipe Coutinho strikes

Both sides pushed for a goal but the Foxes saw to the end of the game running away 3-1 to move to 15th on the PL log after 26 round of games.

The defeat is Liverpool’s 5th in the PL and all have lost to sides in the bottom half of the league namely; Burnley, Swansea City, AFC Bournemouth, Hull City and Leicester City.

Leicester City with the win secures their first win in 2017 after going 6 games in 2017 without a win. Jamie Vardy also scored his first Premier League goal in 603 minutes of action.

Liverpool still remains 5th with 49 points after the loss but have played a game more than Manchester United who have 48 points and lies 6th on the PL log while Leicester City moves to 24 points and 15th on the table.

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