Premier League round-up: Leicester wins again; Gabbiadini continues fine form

Champion Leicester City continued its smooth adaptation to life after Claudio Ranieri by winning 3-1 at home to fellow struggler Hull City.

Leicester City's players celebrate after the game.   -  REUTERS

Champion Leicester City continued its smooth adaptation to life after Claudio Ranieri by winning 3-1 at home to fellow struggler Hull City.

The champions beat Liverpool 3-1 last Monday in its first game since the sacking of popular manager Ranieri and caretaker coach Craig Shakespeare saw it record back-to-back wins for the first time since last April.

Sam Clucas gave Hull a 14th-minute lead, but Leicester stormed back to win through strikes from Christian Fuchs and Riyad Mahrez and a Tom Huddlestone own goal.

"Results give players confidence," said Shakespeare. "Back-to-back wins will give confidence for the last 11 games of the season.

"Everyone looked at the game against Liverpool on Monday and to get the three points under pressure was important, but to back that up with another win was vitally important."

Hull is now four points from safety and it was joined in the bottom three by Middlesbrough, who fell to two Marko Arnautovic goals in a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City.

Swansea City also pulled five points clear of the bottom three after Fernando Llorente's 92nd-minute header gave Paul Clement's improving side a precious 3-2 win at home to Burnley.

Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend struck in the second half as Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace moved three points clear of danger with a 2-0 success at West Bromwich Albion.

Meanwhile, Manolo Gabbiadini scored his sixth goal in four games as Southampton bounced back from last weekend's League Cup final loss to United by winning 4-3 in an entertaining game at Watford.

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