Leicester City 0-1 Stoke City: Bojan’s brilliance the difference

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Stoke City beat Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, as Bojan scored the only goal of the game in the second half.

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The Spanish playmaker received the ball on the edge of the box before finishing smartly into the bottom corner to hand the Potters a big win which pushed them into the top 10 as it is just one defeat in their last six. Leicester barely threatened and are still rooted to the foot of the table.

Stoke are now in 10th spot on 29 points, while Leicester are in 20th on 17 points but only three points from safety.

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An even first half played out at the King Power Stadium with Asmir Begovic forced into a few smart saves as the Foxes.

Just before the break a smart backheel flick from Jamie Vardy was well-saved by Begovic as both teams cancelled each other out.

At the start of the second half Mark Arnautovic had a glorious chance to put Stoke ahead but the Austrian fired into the side-netting when it looked like a certain goal.

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Stoke continued to pile on the pressure and Steven Nzonzi had a powerful shot superbly stopped by Ben Hamer but soon after the Potters did go ahead.

Arnautovic started the move on the right and played the ball into Jonathan Walters who surged towards goal and then played the ball to Bojan. The Spaniard brilliantly swiveled his body and fired home a low shot for his fourth goals of the season. 1-0 to Stoke.

After that goal Leicester brought on two strikers in search of an equalizer but the Foxes were unable to break Stoke down as they remain bottom of the PL after a disappointing display.

LINEUPS

Leicester: Hamer, Simpson, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Knockaert, Drinkwater, King, Schlupp (Lawrence, 71′), Nugent (Ulloa, 71′), Vardy (Kramaric, 65′)

Stoke: Begovic; Bardsley, Wilson, Wollscheid, Muniesa; Whelan, Nzonzi; Arnautovic (Crouch, 81′), Bojan, Moses (Cameron, 86′); Walters.

Goal: Bojan (63′)