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Shakespeare Takes City Positives

Shakespeare Takes City Positives

Despite falling to defeat against Manchester City at the weekend, manager Craig Shakespeare saw plenty of positives from Leicester's performance on the day.

Heading to the Etihad Stadium for the game, Leicester lost out two one on the day with Shinji Okazaki scoring our effort. Leicester also had an early penalty ruled out when Riyad Mahrez stepped up but gave the ball a double touch.

Speaking to lcfc.com in his post game press conference, Shakespeare was taking the positives.

'It was a freak penalty. A double touch. Clearly the letter of the law says that it doesn`t stand. I thought the second half performance was very, very spirited thought. I thought we were a bit inhibited in the first half, but that`s taking nothing away from Manchester City`s quality and incisive passing.'

Shakespeare went on to say.

'To go 2-0 down, the response from us with a real quality goal was excellent. That goal will probably get lost with everything that happened during the game, but I thought it was one of real quality. It was important that we got that goal just before half time because it raised spirits a bit, especially at half time when I was talking to the players. You saw in the second half the spirit, the togetherness and also the quality that we had. We caused a very good side lots of problems.'

With Andy King taking a knock and being substituted in the second half, Shakespeare admitted he was now a doubt for the Tottenham Hotspur clash on Thursday evening.

'A quick diagnosis is that it`s a hamstring injury. It`s unfortunate that we`re picking up a few towards the end of the season now. We`ll have a look tomorrow morning, but my first thought is that he`s going to struggle for the next two games. We`re running out of players. Andy King coming in, he was very experienced and helped us. We`ll assess everyone now over the next few games.'

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Date:Tuesday May 16 2017
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