M
SM
Friday, April 19

Premier League

Leicester City

Dec 17, 2016 at 3pm UK
StokeStoke City
2-2
LeicesterLeicester City
Krkic (39' pen.), Allen (45')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Ulloa (74'), Amartey (88')
Vardy (28')

Game Menu

Claudio Ranieri: 'Stoke City draw a turning point for Leicester City'

By , Senior Reporter | 2y
Claudio Ranieri hails the "fantastic spirit" of his Leicester City players following Saturday's 2-2 comeback draw with Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said that he is hopeful Saturday's 2-2 draw with Stoke City can act as a turning point in his side's Premier League campaign.

The Foxes looked to be on the brink of a ninth defeat in their dismal title defence after losing striker Jamie Vardy to a contentious red card and falling two goals down before half time.

City showed some of the spirit that took them all the way to a maiden top-flight crown last term, however, as Leonardo Ulloa and Daniel Amartey both found the net in the final 15 minutes to rescue the visitors an unlikely point.

Ranieri insists that he remained positive at the midway point despite his side's prospects looking bleak, although more of the same is now required with City just three points clear of the dropzone.

"It was a fantastic spirit and we wanted to fight until the end so it was important for us to play well," he told reporters. "It could be a turning point, but we have to wait and see the next matches.

"It was a fantastic performance because we were 2-0 down, one man less and we drew the match – similar to last season. I hope this is our turning point and we can produce other fantastic performances.

"At the start we were very dangerous and after the sending off everything changed, my players were so nervous. During half time we spoke a lot and had to believe something good was possible. I am always positive. At the end I needed some fresh players in the team and they made the difference."

Leicester, with one win in their last eight league matches, host Everton and West Ham United in their next two outings.



amp_article_287625 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2016-12-21 09:34:53:
html db last update - 2019-03-03 00:42:27 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html

Click here for more stories about Claudio Ranieri

Click here for more stories about Leicester City

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool34267177205785
2Manchester CityMan City33272486226483
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs332211064343067
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Leicester CityLeicester34145154645147
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33138124142-147
9Everton34137144644246
10Watford33137134748-146
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham34126164252-1042
12Bournemouth34125174961-1241
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Burnley34116174260-1839
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle34108163243-1138
16Southampton3399153954-1536
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3396183253-2133
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3455243276-4420
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3435261967-4814
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool34267177205785
2Manchester CityMan City33272486226483
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs332211064343067
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Leicester CityLeicester34145154645147
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33138124142-147
9Everton34137144644246
10Watford33137134748-146
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham34126164252-1042
12Bournemouth34125174961-1241
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Burnley34116174260-1839
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle34108163243-1138
16Southampton3399153954-1536
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3396183253-2133
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3455243276-4420
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3435261967-4814
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.