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Leicester begin post-Ranieri era with 3-1 PL win over Liverpool

| Updated: Feb 28, 2017 16:35 IST

Leicester [U.K], Feb.28 (ANI): Jamie Vardy netted two goals as Leicester City registered a comfortable 3-1 win over Liverpool in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium here on Tuesday. Leicester produced a much-improved performance under caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare, who took over the charge after the departure of manager Claudio Ranieri who led the side to their maiden title triumph last season in their 132-year history. Fresh from Leicester's 1-2 Champions League defeat to Sevilla, Vardy put his side ahead in the 28th minute of the match before Danny Drinkwater displayed impeccable technique to smash a sumptuous long-range second goal for his side. Vardy then sealed a winner for Leicester with a glancing header from Christian Fuchs' cross in the 60th minute followed by a consolation goal from Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho just six minutes later, goal.com reported. The match also saw a home crowd peppering with banners paying tribute to Italy's Ranieri, who was sacked last Thursday following a run of five consecutive top-flight defeats. Liverpool, who are standing fifth in the table with 14 wins from 26 games they have played so far, will next lock horns with Arsenal on March 4. (ANI)