Leicester's Shakespeare aiming to match Mourinho & Guardiola

The 20-year-old scored his second Leicester goal against Stoke at the weekend - a blistering strike from range - and Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare is very well aware of the bargain they got, Leicester Mercury reports.

The Foxes won this fixture 3-0 last term, and with Stoke failing to score in each of their last three on the road it's hard to see how they'll overcome the champions as they continue their resurgence.

Leicester City beat Stoke City 2-0 at The King Power Stadium. "We've kicked on from there".

But Shakespeare says anyone thinking that they are out of trouble could be in for a rude awakening.

And on Leicester's fourth straight league win, Shakespeare said:"Nice to get the fourth straight Premier League win, everyone deserves credit".

"I don't think he actually threw an elbow, I think maybe he went to protect himself from the clash and he caught Joe on the chin, so that can happen".

Yohan Benalouane stands by to deputise again on Saturday after making his first league appearance of the season with Morgan also struggling for Tuesday's visit of Sunderland.

Leicester have since won four successive matches in all competitions to move clear of relegation and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

"It was not a great day from our point of view, we found it really hard to get a foothold in the game", he said.

- Stoke have now kept just one clean sheet in their last eight Premier League away games (W1 D1 L6).

"We found it hard to gain any momentum to our play and then we went behind in the game, unfortunately".

Shakespeare, who will be hoping to keep his job beyond the summer after his great start at the helm, has praised the recruitment at the club and reserved a special mention for Ndidi.

  • Julie Sanders