Craig Shakespeare

Shakespeare: Relieved And Pleased

After watching his side fight back from a goal down to secure a Premier League point with a 1-1 draw away to Huddersfield Town, manager Craig Shakespeare was in reflective mood.

- Leicester City draw 1-1 with Huddersfield Town in the Premier League at John Smith’s Stadium
- Laurent Depoitre gave the hosts a lead within 60 seconds of the second half starting
- City striker Jamie Vardy levelled from the penalty spot after Andy King was fouled
- The Foxes move up to 14th in the table as manager Craig Shakespeare reflects on a fair result against the Terriers

The home side were on top in the first half at the John Smith’s Stadium without testing Kasper Schmeichel too often, but took the lead through Laurent Depoitre inside 60 seconds of the second half.

That triggered an improvement for City though, and soon Jamie Vardy converted from the spot after Andy King was brought down as the game began to open up with both sides pushing for the victory.

The winning goal didn’t come, however as the Foxes' influence on the game grew in the latter stages, it left the manager feeling like a point was a fair result against a lively and competitive Huddersfield side.

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy converts from the spot at John Smith's Stadium.

“If you’d have offered me a point at half time, I’d have snapped your hand off,” reflected Shakespeare after the final whistle. “In the first half performance, we were second best. You have to give credit to the home team for the way they applied themselves.

“We had quite a few players off the pace today but ultimately when you assess it as a manager, we’ve played a lot better than that this season and got nothing, so to get a point, I have to be relieved and pleased.

“In terms of us, we will review what we did this week and you have to do that within football.

"You have to pay a lot of credit to Huddersfield today. You can see their momentum and what they’re about. They’ll be disappointed they didn’t get three points but I thought my players showed a lot of resilience and character straight after we conceded. I think it was really important that we responded quickly to their goal, which we did.

“From that point on, we did have a few chances and it was a more competitive performance so I have to be pleased with a point.”




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