Leicester win again to pile more pressure on David Moyes

Leicester win again to pile more pressure on David Moyes

Leicester consigned relegation-threatened Sunderland to another defeat thanks to goals from Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy in the second half.

Craig Shakespeare opted to field the same side that ran out 2-0 winners against Stoke City on Sunday afternoon, while David Moyes made three changes after Sunderland succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at Watford on the same day.

"There is no playing just to draw, we go out to try and win every game and even against the teams at the top of the league it is the same".

Albrighton got his second assist of the game on 78 minutes when he played in Vardy, who finished with power on his left foot to leave Jordan Pickford with no chance in the Sunderland goal for his tenth league goal of the season.

Leicester City have now move up to 10th on the EPL table, while Sunderland remain eight points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League table.

Pickford was called into action after 16 minutes when Robert Huth latched on to a Riyad Mahrez free kick at the back post and sent a looping header towards goal which the Sunderland keeper safely tipped over his own crossbar.

Gray's one strike that did test Pickford came at the end of the half when he cut inside Jones and drilled the ball towards the far corner of the Sunderland goal, only for the England Under-21 worldwide keeper to send it around the post with a fingertip save.

The Swede then wasted a good chance to break the deadlock with a poorly hit 56th minute set-piece before firing a better volley into the arms of Schmeichel.

Going into the game on the back of four consecutive league wins, Leicester's verve and flow in the opening stages harked back to their form during last season's title run-in, and Shinji Okazaki nearly put them ahead when he flicked Demarai Gray's cross just wide of Jordan Pickford's goal after three minutes.

Seven minutes after coming on, Albrighton's left-wing cross was headed home by Algeria striker Slimani. No ideas, no inspiration, and with survival now eight points distant, no hope.

Again Albrighton was the creator as he burst down the left flank before cutting a low ball into the box for Vardy, who did not hesitate to lash his finish into the roof of the net.

Sunderland, on the other hand, looked resigned to their fate and never showed any signs of launching a late comeback as they slumped to a sixth consecutive top-flight match without scoring for the first time since 1981.

- The Black Cats have 20 points from 30 Premier League games this season - all 10 previous sides with this tally or fewer have been relegated at the end of the season.

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