West Ham United 1-2 Leicester City: Claudio Ranieri notches another superb victory

West Ham United 1 - 2 Leicester City

  • 27" Shinji Okazaki
  • 38" Riyad Mahrez
  • 55" Dimitri Payet

Ref: Anthony Taylor
Attendance: 34,857

Upton Park

Leicester City continued their great start to the season with a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

New Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri continues to prove the doubters wrong after a stunning 2-1 victory over West Ham United this afternoon.

Following the 4-2 win over Sunderland on the opening day of the season, Ranieri took his side to East London to take on a Hammers side which surprisingly beat Arsenal.

Slaven Bilic's side were in high spirits following that victory, but found themselves behind on 27 minutes as Shinji Okazaki opened his Premier League account from close range.

Just 11 minutes later, the Foxes made it 2-0 as Riyad Mahrez - who ripped Sunderland apart last weekend - continued his stunning form with the second goal.

West Ham were harshly denied a penalty on the stroke of half time as Diafra Sakho was brought down by Kasper Schmeichel, but new signing Dimitri Payet did pull one back for the Hammers in the second half.

The Hammers couldn't find the equaliser late on, and as goalkeeper Adrian was brought up for a corner kick, the Spaniard was sent off for a high foot, leaving defender Carl Jenkinson to go in goal.

Leicester held on for the victory, making it two wins from two games for Ranieri, who is enjoying a real honeymoon period with the Foxes - whilst Bilic is still searching for his first home win as West Ham boss.

Statistics

West Ham United

Leicester City

Possession

69.8%
30.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

West Ham United

  • Adrián
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Winston Reid
  • Mark Noble
  • Reece Oxford
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Diafra Sakho
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Mauro Zárate

Substitutes

  • Pedro Obiang
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Darren Randolph
  • Modibo Maiga
  • James Tomkins

Leicester City

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Ritchie de Laet
  • Robert Huth
  • Wes Morgan
  • Andy King
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Shinji Okazaki

Substitutes

  • Leonardo Ulloa
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Jonny Maddison
  • Yohan Benalouane
  • Andrej Kramaric
  • Dean Hammond
  • Christian Fuchs

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