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Leicester win to increase pressure on Moyes and Sunderland

Leicester win to increase pressure on Moyes and Sunderland

Goals from Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani earned Leicester a 2-0 win over Sunderland - their fifth straight Premier League victory.

The hosts opened the scoring through second-half substitute Slimani's close range header on 69 minutes, with their other substitute Marc Albrighton the man who provided the cross for the goal.

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Phillips said: "It's no surprise to me that he's galvanised the squad and got them playing well".

BURNLEY, England - Burnley took a giant step toward preserving its Premier League status by beating Stoke 1-0 thanks to George Boyd's second-half goal at Turf Moor on Tuesday.

4 - Moyes looked a forlorn figure after yet another failure to inspire or organise his players sufficiently to threaten opponents in a game they had to win.

"With the VAR (video assistant referee), we win this game 2-1 because it's not an offside", Mourinho told BT Sport at Old Trafford.

"The world of football is a great business now, it employs an incredible amount of people, whether it be in the media or at the training grounds, and for that reason football is a big talking point".

"It's tougher. I really felt that to give us a real chance we would have to win one of these two away games and they both were hard on paper".

Sunderland immediately went in search of an equaliser and substitute Victor Anichebe intercepted Christian Fuchs' poor clearance and crashed a shot onto the post before Defoe put the rebound into the side-netting.

He said: "We weren't at our best tonight, but the points were the most important thing". I couldn't really fault the players.

But they could hardly have had more contrasting fortunes since - Leicester having now strung together six successive wins since Shakespeare took charge, including five in the league. Jermaine Defoe had a shot go just wide of the post in the 26th minute, while Demari Gray had multiple cracks at goal, but couldn't buy a shot on target. "I thought we had done enough to be in front, or at least to have drawn".

"It doesn't feel easy, especially on the sideline", said Shakespeare. "I felt I had made my apology, there had been no complaint from (BBC journalist) Vicki Sparks, and because of that, everything was fine".

"Yes I think you could say that (Leicester's confidence has returned to the levels of last season's title-winning campaign)", Vardy told Sky Sports.

With the exception of a risky Ndong delivery that would have landed nicely had it not been for the alertness of Danny Simpson, it was still Leicester who created the better first half chances.


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