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Crouch earns Stoke share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions after early season struggles but will be disappointed they twice let their lead slip and in the end were indebted to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who made a fantastic flying stop in the dying seconds.

Crouch earns Stoke share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions are now unbeaten in six games in all competitions after early season struggles but will be disappointed they twice let their lead slip and in the end were indebted to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who made a fantastic flying stop in the dying seconds.

Stoke’s Crouch earns share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions parted company with Craig Shakespeare last month after slipping into the relegation zone but have recovered strongly under caretaker boss Michael Appleton and ex-Southampton boss Puel.

Stoke’s Crouch earns share of spoils against Leicester

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw on Saturday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign.

The 2015-16 Premier League champions parted company with Craig Shakespeare last month after slipping into the relegation zone but have recovered strongly under caretaker boss Michael Appleton and ex-Southampton boss Puel.

Leicester’s Demarai Gray ‘ready to sign’ new deal

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London (AFP) – Leicester winger Demarai Gray says he is ready to sign a new contract at the club to end lingering speculation over his future after an eye-catching performance against Everton.

The 21-year-old has been in contract talks and former boss Craig Shakespeare said he was close to a deal almost two months ago.

Leicester’s Demarai Gray ‘ready to sign’ new deal

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London (AFP) – Leicester winger Demarai Gray says he is ready to sign a new contract at the club to end lingering speculation over his future after an eye-catching performance against Everton.

The 21-year-old has been in contract talks and former boss Craig Shakespeare said he was close to a deal almost two months ago.

Vardy gives Puel perfect start as Leicester boss

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London (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave Claude Puel the perfect start to his Leicester City reign on Sunday as the former Premier league champions returned to their counter-attacking best, brushing aside managerless Everton 2-0.

In a throwback to their 2015-16 title-winning season, Leicester caused problems for the visiting side from the start, breaking with pace and purpose as Demarai Gray proved a real handful for the struggling Merseyside team on just his second league start of the campaign.

Appleton makes winning start to Leicester stint

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City won 2-1 at Swansea City on Saturday in their first match since the dismissal of manager Craig Shakespeare.

Caretaker manager Michael Appleton was in the dug-out at the Liberty Stadium to see his side end a run of six Premier League games without victory.

Leicester players ‘want answers’ over Shakespeare sacking

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London (AFP) – Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton believes the owners of the former Premier League champions could face questions from players over Craig Shakespeare’s sacking.

Appleton was placed in charge following Shakespeare’s dismissal on Tuesday and described the atmosphere among the squad as “cheesed off” and “raw” when he took his first training session.

Leicester players ‘want answers’ over Shakespeare sacking

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London (AFP) – Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton believes the owners of the former Premier League champions could face questions from players over Craig Shakespeare’s sacking.

Appleton was placed in charge following Shakespeare’s dismissal on Tuesday and described the atmosphere among the squad as “cheesed off” and “raw” when he took his first training session.

Leicester sack manager Craig Shakespeare – reports

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London (AFP) – Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday after just four months in charge of the former Premier League champions, British media reported.

Shakespeare, 53, replaced Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis in February and was handed a three-year contract in June.

Leicester sack manager Craig Shakespeare – reports

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London (AFP) – Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday after just four months in charge of the former Premier League champions, British media reported.

Shakespeare, 53, replaced Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis in February and was handed a three-year contract in June.

Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez’s first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was not enough to lift the 2016 champions out of the bottom three.

The Algerian international - who had missed a sitter earlier in the match - struck 10 minutes from time but the draw extended the Foxes winless streak to six which was the same run that saw Claudio Ranieri sacked months after delivering them their remarkable title triumph.

Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez’s first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was not enough to lift the 2016 champions out of the bottom three.

The Algerian international - who had missed a sitter earlier in the match - struck 10 minutes from time but the draw extended the Foxes winless streak to six which was the same run that saw Claudio Ranieri sacked months after delivering them their remarkable title triumph.

Ulloa signs new deal to complete Leicester revival

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Leonardo Ulloa completed his return to favour with the Premier League club as the Argentine striker signed a contract extension on Thursday.

Less than a year after appearing destined to leave Leicester after falling out with then boss Claudio Ranieri, Ulloa’s new deal will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2019.

Ulloa signs new deal to complete Leicester revival

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Leonardo Ulloa completed his return to favour with the Premier League club as the Argentine striker signed a contract extension on Thursday.

Less than a year after appearing destined to leave Leicester after falling out with then boss Claudio Ranieri, Ulloa’s new deal will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2019.

Vardy at double, Iheanacho injured

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London (AFP) – England striker Jamie Vardy struck twice as Leicester defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Friday in a pre-season friendly but new £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho came off injured.

Vardy scored in the 67th and 74th minutes after Thorgan Hazard had given the German side the lead with a fine finish from distance early in the second half.

Iheanacho swaps Man City for Leicester

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London (AFP) – Leicester City on Thursday announced the signing of Nigerian international striker Kelechi Iheanacho from English Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Iheanacho, 20, has signed a five-year deal at the King Power Stadium with the transfer fee officially undisclosed.

Iheanacho swaps Man City for Leicester

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London (AFP) – Leicester City on Thursday announced the signing of Nigerian international striker Kelechi Iheanacho from English Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Iheanacho, 20, has signed a five-year deal at the King Power Stadium with the transfer fee officially undisclosed.

Roma’s Mahrez bid rejected by Foxes

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London (AFP) – Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare confirmed on Friday that the club had turned down an offer from Italian side AS Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Paris-born Algeria forward is likely to command a fee of around £50 million ($65 million, 55.8 million euros), with Roma’s offer believed to be some way short of that figure.

Roma’s Mahrez bid rejected by Foxes

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London (AFP) – Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare confirmed on Friday that the club had turned down an offer from Italian side AS Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Paris-born Algeria forward is likely to command a fee of around £50 million ($65 million, 55.8 million euros), with Roma’s offer believed to be some way short of that figure.

Leicester land Maguire from Hull

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London (AFP) – Leicester signed Hull defender Harry Maguire for a reported fee of £17 million ($21 million, 19 million euros) on Thursday.

Maguire was keen to leave Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season and he has agreed a five-year contract with Leicester.

Leicester land Maguire from Hull

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London (AFP) – Leicester signed Hull defender Harry Maguire for a reported fee of £17 million ($21 million, 19 million euros) on Thursday.

Maguire was keen to leave Hull following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season and he has agreed a five-year contract with Leicester.

Shakespeare pens permanent Leicester deal

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract as manager of Leicester City, the former Premier League champions announced on Thursday.

Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February.

Shakespeare pens permanent Leicester deal

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract as manager of Leicester City, the former Premier League champions announced on Thursday.

Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February.

Shakespeare planning ahead after Leicester’s wild ride

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester return home to the King Power Stadium to face Watford on Saturday with their Premier League future effectively secure and thoughts already turning to a crucial close-season.

The Premier League champions this week had to hand back the trophy they won a year ago and Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare is urging his players to finally put their fairytale title success behind them.

Shakespeare planning ahead after Leicester’s wild ride

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester return home to the King Power Stadium to face Watford on Saturday with their Premier League future effectively secure and thoughts already turning to a crucial close-season.

The Premier League champions this week had to hand back the trophy they won a year ago and Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare is urging his players to finally put their fairytale title success behind them.

Shakespeare sees more acts in Leicester season

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare insisted Leicester City’s season is not at an end despite the champions reaching 40 points and so all but avoiding relegation from the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy’s goal secured a 1-0 win for the Foxes at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that took them to 40 points - usually the benchmark tally for avoiding the drop from English football’s top flight.

Vardy strikes to haul Leicester to safety

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored the goal that effectively ensured Leicester City would remain in the Premier League as the outgoing champions won 1-0 away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

England striker Vardy’s first-half goal, his third in as many seasons at The Hawthorns, gave the Foxes their first win in four league games and took them to 40 points, a total widely regarded as enough to avoid relegation in most seasons.

Balance key to outfoxing Atletico Madrid: Leicester’s Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City must strike the right emotional and tactical balance if they are to make more history against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.

Exactly eight years on from a 2-0 win at Southend United that saw Leicester promoted from the third tier, England’s miracle club are one victory away from a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Balance key to outfoxing Atletico Madrid: Leicester’s Shakespeare

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City must strike the right emotional and tactical balance if they are to make more history against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.

Exactly eight years on from a 2-0 win at Southend United that saw Leicester promoted from the third tier, England’s miracle club are one victory away from a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Shakespeare hopes Morgan will be fit for Atletico clash

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare is hopeful talismanic defender Wes Morgan will be fit to return for Leicester City’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Morgan, the Leicester captain and centre-back, has been sidelined with a back injury since mid-March and was again missing from the squad that drew 2-2 at Crystal Palace.

Shakespeare hopes Morgan will be fit for Atletico clash

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London (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare is hopeful talismanic defender Wes Morgan will be fit to return for Leicester City’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Morgan, the Leicester captain and centre-back, has been sidelined with a back injury since mid-March and was again missing from the squad that drew 2-2 at Crystal Palace.

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Reports: Leicester City Approached Claudio Ranieri To Return As Manager Eight Months After Sacking Him

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Reports are emanating in the Italian press that after dismissing Craig Shakespeare earlier this month, Leicester City went cap in hand back to Claudio Ranieri and asked him if he'd like to manage them again, eight months after sacking him nine months after winning the Premier League title.

Reports: Leicester City Poised To Appoint Claude Puel As New Manager ‘Within Next 48 Hours’

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If whispers on the wind are to be believe, then Leicester City are within a day or so of appointing a successor to Craig Shakespeare.

The man(ager) in their sights is reported to be one Claude Puel, the charisma-less Frenchman who just sort of came and went at Southampton a while ago.

Not To Be, That Is The Answer: Leicester City Sack Craig Shakespeare Just Four Months Into Permanent Tenure

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Looks like that half-and-half scarf was the final straw. Leicester City have sacked Craig Shakespeare as manager with the club lingering down in the Premier League relegation zone.

No official line has been forthcoming from the Foxes themselves as yet, but Matt Lawton, the Daily Mail's chief football scribe, seems fairly adamant.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Behold, The Half-And-Half Manager Scarf Is Upon Us (Photo)

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On Monday evening, Leicester City held West Brom at the King Power in a largely routine 1-1 draw.

Indeed, Nacer Chadli's swirling freekick to open the scoring proved to be one of few stand-out moments.

However, the fixture is sadly likely to be marked in the annals of football history as one of the darkest on record, for it was on Monday 16th October, 2017, in Leicester, that the world first bore witness to the managerial half-and-half scarf.

Leicester boss happy as wantaway winger inspires victory over Brighton

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Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare praised Riyad Mahrez after the winger led Leicester to a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday.

Mahrez has been the subject of transfer speculation throughout the summer, with AS Roma having three bids rejected, but he was the standout performer as Leicester comfortably saw off newly-promoted Brighton.

Full-Time Job: Leicester City Appoint Craig Shakespeare As New Permanent Manager On Three-Year Deal

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There's no official word from the club as yet, but it's being widely reported that Leicester City have given Craig Shakespeare a three-year deal to become their new full-time manager.

Shakespeare took over as caretaker when the Foxes dismissed Claudio Ranieri in February and, over the course of 13games, guided thedefending Premier League champions from one point above the relegation zone up into the relative comfort of 12th place.

Leicester City: Peter Schmeichel Shares Slightly Awkward Greeting With Kasper Schmeichel On ‘Bring Your Father To Work Day’

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Not really needing any extra-curricular distractions to deal with, Leicester City spent themorning limbering up for Tuesday evening's big Champions League quarter-final second legger against Atletico Madrid.

Helpful then, that BT Sports had Peter Schmeichel in attendance to oversee his son Kasper and the rest of the Foxes going through their paces.