Hull City find themselves 4 points from safety tonight after losing 3-1 at the King Power Stadium. A couple of weeks ago this would have been a fixture The Tigers would have been relishing but since Claudio Ranieri was sacked the mood has changed at the home of the champions. They demolished Liverpool on Monday night and did the same to Marco Silva’s side today.
Hull City produced arguably their worst performance since the appointment of Marco Silva today despite taking an early lead. Sam Clucas opened the scoring in the 14th minute despite Leicester missing some early chances. Unfortunately the lead only lasted 13 minutes for City as Christian Fuchs equalised in the 27th minute. Jamie Vardy’s pace got him into a good position on the left and he found Fuchs who made no mistake from 8 yards out.
Leicester continued to impress in the second half and took the lead in the 59th minute. Riyad Mahrez turned his marker inside out on the edge of the area before beating Eldin Jakupovic at his near post with a low shot.Despite Mahrez giving Leicester the lead Harry Maguire could have scored for City and put a different complexion on the game. He flicked an effort at goal and it beat Kasper Schmeichel but agonisingly for Maguire and City it bounced off the post and away to safety for Leicester. The result was confirmed when Tom Huddlestone putting the ball into his own net. Wilfred Ndidi met a corner and flicked it onto Huddlestone who inadvertently directed it into the net.
With Crystal Palace and Swansea also winning today Marco Silva’s side are now 4 points from safety. This means that next weeks home game against Swansea City is a massive relegation 6 pointer.