Amartey benched as Leicester City’s revival continues

Sports News of Saturday, 4 March 2017

Source: footballghana.com

2017-03-04

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Ghanaian defender Daniel Amartey observed proceedings from the bench as Leicester City came from behind to beat Hull City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

What is normally Amartey’s role in the Leicester midfield was occupied by Nigerian midfielder Onyinye Ndidi for the entire duration of the game.

In Craig Shakespeare’s second match as caretaker manager, Leicester fell behind to Sam Clucas’s first Premier League goal on 14 minutes, assisted by Kamil Grosicki.

Christian Fuchs levelled before half-time after good work with Jamie Vardy.

Riyad Mahrez put Leicester in front on the hour with his first PL goal since November after trickery on the edge of the box.

Tom Huddlestone’s late own goal sealed the win to lift Leicester to 27 points, five off the bottom three and level with 14th-placed AFC Bournemouth.

Leicester made two substitutions in the tie with Demarai Gray replacing Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez replacing Islam Slimani.

Hull stay 19th, four points off safety.

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