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

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Chelsea defender John Terry signs new one-year contract

Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club until summer 2016.

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will make England debut

Harry Kane's "incredible season" will reach a new high with an England debut in the next week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Roy Hodgson urges English goalkeepers to grab chance to shine

England boss Roy Hodgson has urged goalkeepers across the land to grab their chance to shine to fill his injury gaps.

Mail Box

Cry Me A River, Diego Costa...

There's little sympathy for Diego Costa, while one mailboxer has had enough of football by numbers. There's also an invitation to visit Colombia and an ode to Woan...

England Handicapped By Natural Pessimism

The England team will never achieve anything unless we all lighten up. Also, last season was simply Joe Hart's 'Frog Chorus', and 80 per cent was a conservative estimate of turds in the Liverpool punchbowl...

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