Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Latest scores as West Ham play Leicester and Hull travel to Everton

Ultimately, though, Shakespeare's side showed enough grit in the absence of injured captain Wes Morgan at the back to double their points won on the road this season.

"If the Foxes aren't careful, they could find themselves remembered as the first Champions League quarter-finalists (and, who knows, maybe further than that!) to be relegated in the same campaign".

Not that the change unsettled Leicester in any way as the champions motored into a two-goal lead within seven minutes.

But there was no doubt about the second two minutes later. Less than 120 seconds, the Hammers were suddenly down 2-0, when Robeth Huth headed home a Marc Albrighton free kick delivery.

The West Ham United had won nine matches, six drawn and 13 lost in this season.

But their first half showing at West Ham was perhaps the closest they have come to last year's thrilling title-winning performances.

Ayew was then guilty of a awful miss as he blazed over when one-on-one with Schmeichel, before Cheikhou Kouyate's effort from six yards out amid a goalmouth scramble was kept out by a combination of Leicester defenders.

Leicester are unbeaten in the last five league and cup meetings between the two sides, with West Ham's last success in the fixture coming at Upton Park in December 2014.

But it was The Foxes' Jamie Vardy who was included in the latest England squad, announced on Thursday, alongside veteran Jermain Defoe and youngster Marcus Rashford, although he has only found the back of the net twice in his last nine Premier League appearances.

"A lot of negatives from the first half, but a lot of positives from the second half".

They go to West Ham on Saturday after being handed a tie with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals following Tuesday's win over Sevilla.

Andre Ayew twice came close to levelling the scores late in the first period, but the Ghana global dragged his low attempt wide of the post in the 24th minute, before heading an Aaron Cresswell cross over the crossbar 10 minutes later.

West Ham struck again just past the hour mark as Andy Carroll played provider, nodding one back across the face of goal for an easy finish from Andre Ayew.

Huth was in the right place at the right time to block a goal-bound effort from Kouyate in another frantic passage of play in the Leicester box.

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