Ful­ham’s Ranieri de­nied win over for­mer club Leicester

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Sport -

FUL­HAM man­ager Clau­dio Ranieri was de­nied an “emo­tional” vic­tory over the team he fa­mously led to an im­prob­a­ble Pre­mier League ti­tle in 2016 as Leicester re­cov­ered from a goal down to se­cure a 1-1 draw on Wed­nes­day.

The Lon­don club was on course to move out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone when Aboubakar Kamara gave the home team a 42nd-minute lead by shoot­ing home from an acute an­gle af­ter latch­ing onto Alek­sandr Mitro­vic’s flick-on.

James Maddison grabbed Leicester’s equal­izer in the 74th when he ran onto a pass from Shinji Okazaki to curl a first-time shot into the bot­tom left corner.it meant Ful­ham stayed in last place, but now only on goal dif­fer­ence from Burn­ley and Southamp­ton.

Ranieri has guided Ful­ham to a win, a draw and a loss in his three games since re­turn­ing to the English game, ap­proach­ing two years since his fir­ing by Leicester the sea­son af­ter win­ning the ti­tle at odds of 5,000-1.

“It was a very emo­tional match this evening for me with both the Leicester fans and Ful­ham fans singing my name,” Ranieri said.– AP

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