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Leicester provided breathing room after 3-1 win over Hull

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Back-to-back league wins for the first time since April has Leicester sitting five points clear of the drop zone.

Leicester City v Hull City - Premier League Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

The Leicester City job is Craig Shakespeare's to lose after he led the Foxes to another 3-1 victory over relegation rivals Hull City.

Leicester were well on top for most of the 1st half. Jamie Vardy was given acres of space down the flanks by the Hull defence and was ruthlessly taking advantage of it. The striker played a teasing ball across the 6-yard box for Marc Albrighton to latch onto, which Albrighton made good contact with, but was denied by a sliding Andrew Robertson who managed to get a vital touch on it to keep the score level in the 6th minute.

The pressure continued for Leicester, after an Albrighton cross found the feet of Robert Huth with acres of space in the 18-yard box. All the German needed to do was smash it into the back of the net, but instead comically scuffed his shot, missing the ball completely. Shinji Okazaki was able to recover it and slide it back to Huth, but the first time shot was easily blocked.

Leicester City v Hull City - Premier League
Is it 2016? Forgot that Riyad could do this. Almost.
Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Comical blunders aside, the opening 15 minutes were shaping up rather nicely for the Foxes. They'd dominated possession and crafted out a couple of excellent chances, but found themselves behind thanks to a horrible giveaway by Wilfred Ndidi in attack seconds after the Huth miss.

The midfielder was attempting to play a simple 5-yard pass that was easily cut out by San Clucas, who quickly sent Hull on the counter, laying it off before quickly getting on the end of a ball across the 6-yard box and finishing up the move to make it 1-0 to the visitors against the run of play.

Even with the early deficit, the Foxes continued to press and managed to level the scoring in the 28th minute courtesy of Christian Fuchs. Some neat interplay between Fuchs and Vardy was finished with a cool strike into the back of the net. Questionable goalkeeping aside, it had been coming for awhile.

Leicester went in at halftime with all the confidence, but came out half asleep. Harry Maguire nearly put Hull back in the lead, after the Leicester defence sat back and watched as the defenders header struck the post in the 48th minute.

Leicester City v Hull City - Premier League Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

After that scare, Leicester managed to find their footing thanks to a stunning strike from Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian was back to his best, completing three cheeky turns before slotting it home from outside the area to make it 2-1 to the Foxes.

Hull had a couple half chances to Level the scoring, but once again, Leicester defended well and killed the tie in the 90th minute after a corner grazed the head of Ndidi before being turned into the back of the net by Tom Huddlestone to make it 3-1.

The win means Leicester sit 15th in the table, 5 points off the relegation zone, with the vacant managerial position most likely going to Shakespeare, who's clearly driven the team back to old ways. Two hard-fought wins should give Leicester a much needed moral booster going into a crucial Champions League tie at home to Sevilla.