Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Craig Shakespeare satisfied with point despite surrendering two-goal lead

Craig Shakespeare satisfied with point despite surrendering two-goal lead

All in all, not a bad night's work for Leicester City.

A decision on whether captain Wes Morgan will face Atletico Madrid in Leicester City's Champions League quarter-final second leg will be taken tomorrow, manager Craig Shakespeare said today.

Leicester could be down to the bare bones for the second leg with Yohan Benalouane, who played in Madrid, and Marcin Wasilewski the only recognised central defenders available. We were also solid in stopping them on the counter-attack.

Fans claimed police used tear gas and rubber bullets against them as tensions boiled over in Spain and accused the authorities of being overzealous.

'We've just got to move on although it's taken the gloss off it a little bit'. There were five or six big bangs and everyone was saying it was rubber bullets but we left quite quickly. It's any excuse - it's hard to say - but any excuse and they'll come in.

"We controlled and dominated them at all times".

"I did get asked by the FA to stay on and it was one of those where I felt at the time that the right thing to do was let Gareth and Steve Holland get on because they needed to qualify".

And the travelling Leicester fans were celebrating early as Huth abandoned marker Luka Milivojevic to dampen any positivity which remained at Selhurst Park following Monday's 3-0 win over Arsenal.

He said: "They come in and clear out but nothing was happening".

"You can look ahead and look back, but you have to focus on the here and now. It was provoking the situation for no reason".

With many fans unconvinced by Wanye Hennessey and Julian Speroni turning 38 next month the Eagles should be looking to improve between the sticks this summer, but that likely won't involve Mandanda.

Leicester struggled from the start and never threatened Atletico at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, finishing the game with no attempts on target.

But the 30-year-old was still upset after referee Jonas Eriksson awarded a first-half penalty despite Marc Albrighton fouling Griezmann outside the box.

The 33-year-old Jamaica global is doubtful for the second leg as well and with Huth also forced to sit out, Leicester are expected to face a tough time when Atletico visit the King Power Stadium for the second leg next week.

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