Leicester 2-1 West Ham: Foxes grab late winner, pressure mounts on Allardyce

Leicester City 2 - 1 West Ham United

  • 12" Esteban Cambiasso
  • 32" Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • 86" Andy King

Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Attendance: 31,863

Leicester City

Andy King struck late in the day to hand Leicester a valuable win over West Ham this afternoon.

Leicester City gave themselves a glimmer of hope in the race for Premier League survival after a 2-1 win over West Ham United this afternoon.

Nigel Pearson's men had gone almost three months without a win ahead of West Ham's visit to the King Power Stadium, but finally they earned a vital victory.

Former Champions League winner Esteban Cambiasso proved his worth with the opening goal after just 12 minutes, but David Nugent missed a penalty shortly after which would have put Leicester 2-0 up.

They were made to pay as Cheikhou Kouyate grabbed an equaliser just past the half hour mark, with the in-form Senegal international pulling West Ham level.

However, Leicester did finally snatch all three points as midfielder Andy King swept the ball home in the 86th minute, giving the Foxes a dramatic late win.

With Sunderland only in action tomorrow, Leicester are now just four points adrift of safety - and have given themselves a real chance of the great escape.

Yet for West Ham, it's another defeat - and with Sam Allardyce out of contract at the end of the season, the pressure is mounting on him, with fans keen to see a change in the dugout after another disappointing afternoon.

Statistics

Leicester City

West Ham United

Possession

49.6%
50.4%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leicester City

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Ritchie de Laet
  • Wes Morgan
  • Robert Huth
  • Esteban Cambiasso
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Matthew James
  • David Nugent
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Leonardo Ulloa

Substitutes

  • Andy King
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Andrej Kramaric

West Ham United

  • Adrián
  • Winston Reid
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • James Collins
  • Alexandre Song
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Stewart Downing
  • Mark Noble
  • Diafra Sakho

Substitutes

  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Joey O'Brien
  • Nenê
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • Guy Demel
  • Carlton Cole

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