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Foxes boss hails big win

27th December 2018, 03:27 by Michael Holland

Claude Puel praised the organisation of his Leicester players as they pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's men were unable to hold onto the lead given to them by Bernardo Silva as Marc Albrighton quickly equalised. Ricardo Pereira's 81st-minute strike then proved to be the winner for Leicester.

The victory completed a superb Christmas return of six points from fixtures against Chelsea and City and Claude Puel's team are up to seventh in the table.

"I must congratulate my players," said the Foxes boss. "It was difficult to have the ball against this team and we put in place a good organisation and good work.

"We finished the first half with a lot of chances and I was a little afraid. But we managed to stay in the game and score again at the right moment."

Last week, Puel was criticised for resting Jamie Vardy against City in the Carabao Cup defeat. After wins at Chelsea, where Vardy scored the winning goal in a 1-0 success, and City, Puel was asked if he thought his decision was now justified.

"Sometimes people don't understand why we make rotation but it was possible because we made some changes in the cup game," he said.

"I was happy with our performance against City in the cup and again today, and at Chelsea."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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