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Thursday 22 June 2017

Joy of six for Leicester

Leicester 2 Sunderland 0

Jamie Vardy celebrating scoring his side's second goal
Jamie Vardy celebrating scoring his side's second goal

Leicester piled the misery on David Moyes and pushed Sunderland closer to relegation from the Premier League with a gritty 2-0 win.

Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy scored to virtually guarantee the champions' own survival and cap a few days to forget for Black Cats boss Moyes. The Scot's ill-advised comments to a BBC reporter had left him facing a English Football Association charge but he is also now staring at relegation with the Wearside club.

Efficient but not effective, the visitors battled hard but the result leaves them bottom - eight points from safety with eight games left. Leicester have now won six successive games in all competitions under boss Craig Shakespeare and have powered into the top 10 - to sit nine points clear of the bottom three and banish fears of the drop.

Defeat was hard on Sunderland but they came up short after Moyes came into the game under fresh fire following his comment that a BBC reporter might "get a slap" following an interview after their draw with Burnley last month.

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