Shakespeare must wait for job verdict

Not many players in the world can pull those types of goals off as well as he does, and the win pushes them five points clear of the drop zone.

Hull City could become the first newly promoted side to do the double over the reigning top-flight champion since Norwich City in 1982/83 (vs Liverpool).

Earlier there had been protests in the city by fans angry at Ranieri's departure, just nine months after masterminding the Foxes' Premier League title win.

The Leicester City job is Craig Shakespeare's to lose after he led the Foxes to another 3-1 victory over relegation rivals Hull City.

"I don't expect anything, I have an open mind", said Shakespeare after the match at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester looked really impressive again and back to their old selves, with Mahrez and Vardy in particular terrorising the Hull defence and finding space all over the pitch. The England global marauded down the left flank, reaching the by-line to pull back a cross to Christian Fuchs who unleashed a clean side-footed finish to leave the sides level at the break.

Craig Shakespeare's application for the job could not have gone any better with City's 3-1 win over Liverpool and probably the best performance of the season.

"I am comfortable. We have a few days away now".

The Tigers showed three changes to the side who drew 1-1 with Burnley, with Sam Clucas, Lazar Markovic and Oumar Niasse handed recalls.

Hull's away record has been nothing but bad this campaign as they picked up only five points in 13 away games.

Hull manager Marco Silva has warned his players about the challenge they face today.

"Leicester started strongly and we didn't match the same level".

The Nigerian midfielder is as versatile as they come, and this dynamic quality has attracted the interest of numerous clubs, while his ability to score goals such as the one above certainly helps his case. But it was his error which launched the attack from which Hull scored.

Next time the ball was at his feet, Mahrez turned Robertson one way then the other trying to create an opening for a shot and, after cutting back for the third time, he found the bottom corner with a shot from the edge of the area.

"We know what we are, we know what we are, City of Culture, we know what we are", and "City of culture, you'll never sing that" - good chants from the Hull literati. "I've been told to prepare for this game".

  • Angelo Rivera