Leicester beats Swansea 2-1 under new management in EPL

October 21, 2017

Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki scores his side's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Leicester City at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Leicester moved out of the English Premier League relegation zone as the post-Craig Shakespeare era began with a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday.

Michael Appleton was in caretaker command after Shakespeare’s midweek sacking, and Leicester fully merited the three points handed to them by Federico Fernandez’s first-half own goal and Shinji Okazaki’s fifth of the season just after the interval.

Alfie Mawson reduced the deficit from a 56th-minute corner but Swansea was poor for most of the contest and was indebted to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for keeping them in the contest.

Shakespeare paid the price for a winless run of six games and just one league victory all season.

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