Shakespeare: All's well that ends well

Post-match reaction to Leicester's 2-1 victory over Burnley.

Last Updated: 19/09/12 at 23:25 Post Comment

David Nugent celebrates his equaliser

David Nugent celebrates his equaliser

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare praised his players' spirit and courage as the Foxes preserved their 100 per cent home record in the npower Championship with victory over Burnley.

A 46th-minute volley from David Nugent, and a deflected Jamie Vardy strike 10 minutes later, earned the Foxes a 2-1 win after they had fallen behind to Dean Marney's 10th-minute opener.

It was City's third win at home and lifted them nine places to 10th in the table after they had been booed off by their fans at half-time.

Shakespeare said: "We were very pleased with the result.

"At the start of the game Burnley's shape was hard to break down.

"Then when they scored a good goal on the counter attack it put us on the back foot.

"The first goal is vitally important and because we needed the win it puts extra pressure on us.

"But I am delighted for the players in terms of the spirit and courage they showed because the fans made their feelings known at half-time, and I think that was more born out of frustration with the scoreline than the performance.

"We tinkered with it at half-time, changed the shape a little bit, brought Anthony Knockaert in from a wide position and played him behind the strikers.

"That was pivotal in us getting back in the game. The goals gave us the platform to go on, and maybe we also had a bit of luck tonight as well."

Burnley manager Eddie Howe said: "We were happy at half-time.

"We came with a game plan and and I felt we frustrated Leicester in the first half.

"But the killer blow for us was to concede straight after half time.

"The manner of the goal as well was hugely disappointing from our perspective considering how well we had defended in the first half.

"So to open the half up with that was really poor.

"Their second goal was a huge deflection and there was nothing Lee Grant could have done about it.

"Then we were chasing the game and we could have scored near the end.

"If we had got a late equaliser it would have been a great result for us.

"I am concerned about the fact we have not got a point away from home.

"But many sides are finding it hard to win away."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

League Two round-up: Tranmere and Cheltenham relegated to Conference

Shrewsbury secured promotion to League One by beating Cheltenham, whose relegation fate was sealed along with Tranmere.

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Brad Guzan drops howler before Fernandinho strikes late as City go second

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute to hand Manchester City a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

League One round-up: Preston forced to wait for promotion party

Preston took a huge step towards promotion with a 3-0 win over Swindon, but MK Dons kept up the pressure with a victory.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company