Hull City’s hopes of staying in the Premier League took a damaging hit after losing 3-1 to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Goals from Christian Fuchs, Riyad Mahrez and a Tom Huddlestone own goal turned the match in the Foxes favour after Sam Clucas gave the away side a shock lead against the run of play.
The Foxes dominated the first half and managed to deny Hull in the second half as the Tigers pushed to try and get back into the match.
Clucas started the move that included Oumar Niasse and Kamil Grosicki, with the Polish winger going to the byline with a low cross that found the English midfielder to slot it low past Kasper Schmeichel with his left foot after 14 minutes.
This was his first goal in the top flight after his rise from the Conference to the division, and it came against the side that rejected him when he was younger.
Hull’s lead only lasted 13 minutes as Jamie Vardy was given masses of space down the left-hand side of the Leicester attack to find Fuchs in the middle of the box.
His shot came from just above the penalty spot towards the middle of the goal. The ball squirmed under the body of Eldin Jakupovic, who could have potentially done better with his efforts to prevent conceding.
Leicester took the lead in the 58th minute after Riyad Mahrez produced a moment of magic to move inside and outside Hull defenders and then strike a shot which was palmed into the left-hand side of Jakupovic’s net. The ‘keeper again could have got a stronger contact with the ball.
The icing was put on the Foxes’ cake when Wilfried Ndidi headed highest from a corner in the 89th minute, with the ball being deflected into the net by Huddlestone.
Ndidi flicked the ball into the path of the midfielder, with the ball bouncing off the side of his head and into the left-hand corner of Jakupovic’s net. This again could have potentially been stopped had Hull put a player on the back post to head the ball away.
The result leaves Leicester in 15th place in the table on 27 points, while Hull remain in 19th place and now sit four points adrift of 17th-placed Crystal Palace after the London side won the 27th game of their season.
Here are the best of the images from the game.