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

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.

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