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Pablo Fornals
D. Ings
2 - 1
D. Ings
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J. Evans
Yellow Card
W. Faes
Y. Tielemans
2 - 0
H. Barnes
K. Ịheanachọ
1 - 0

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Shots On Target 4 3
Total Passes 541 565
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That’s all from this commentary of the Premier League clash between Leicester and West Ham, until next time!
The Foxes will be playing Championship football next season, with Everton clinging onto 17th place and escaping relegation. Leicester will join Southampton and Leeds United, who also dropped down to the second division after a 4-1 defeat by Tottenham on the final day.
Leicester hold on for a 2-1 win over West Ham, with goals for Barnes and Faes proving the difference. The Hammers pulled one back in the second half through Fornals but Moyes’ visitors did not offer that much. Despite victory, the Foxes are relegated from the Premier League after Everton defeated Bournemouth at Goodison Park.
90' + 5' The Hammers continue to probe in the channels but Leicester are standing firm. With just over a minute left at the King Power, the Foxes are holding on. However, Everton still lead at Goodison Park, meaning Smith's side are still going down as it stands.
90' + 4' OVER! West Ham work it down the left-hand side before Ings pulls it back towards the penalty spot. Fornals hooks a left-footed strike towards goal but Iversen watches the effort sail over from close range.
90' + 2' Pereira takes his time over a throw-in deep in West Ham's half, eating into more of the additional time. Can Leicester hold on?
Ricardo Pereira
T. Castagne
90' + 1' Castagne gets withdrawn as Pereira comes on at right-back.
90' There will be six minutes of additional time as West Ham look for an equaliser.
89' Leicester are looking to complete the Premier League double over West Ham for the fourth time, previously doing so in 2000-01, 2016-17 and 2019-20. This result will mean little to the Foxes at this rate, though.
87' Bowen swings in a corner from the right-hand side and Leicester clear at the near post. A brief counter-attacking chance seems to arise before West Ham regroup.
M. Lanzini
F. Downes
86' Downes makes way as Lanzini comes on, with Moyes rolling the dice once more.
85' To further heighten the tension, the Everton game is set for a lengthy amount of additional time after Jordan Pickford required treatment at Goodison Park. All Leicester can do now is hope, yet they need to still do their job and stop West Ham from finding a late equaliser.
84' Cornet tries an audacious overhead kick, which flies high and wide of Iversen's goal. That effort left much to be desired despite the acrobatics.
83' Castagne wanders forward with a throw-in and Leicester settle for keeping the ball down the far end. Smith's side are managing the game well after Fornals' goal.
81' Leicester fans are on their feet in the stands, seemingly thinking Bournemouth have scored. However, the Cherries still trail at Everton as the Foxes continue to go about their business on the ball.
D. Ings
79' Ings latches onto possession inside the centre-circle before releasing Fornals, who does the rest with a disguised finish past Iversen.
Pablo Fornals
79' GOOOOOOAL! WEST HAM PULL ONE BACK TO MAKE IT 2-1! A slack Thomas pass allows Ings to feed Fornals down the left-hand channel. The Spaniard races inside before sliding a right-foot finish in off Iversen’s right post. The Hammers are back in the game!
J. Vardy
K. Ịheanachọ
77' Iheanacho comes off to a standing ovation as Vardy makes his way onto the pitch.
76' West Ham fans are in fine voice as the Europa Conference League final awaits. On the pitch, Maddison sees a right-footed attempt deflected behind for a corner.
75' West Ham have lost 19 Premier League games this season, with 12 of those coming away from home. They've not lost 20 in a single campaign since 2013-14 under Sam Allardyce (20), but that could change today.
74' Everton are still hanging in there against Bournemouth, rendering Leicester's result here irrelevant for the time being. The Foxes are certainly holding their end of the bargain, though.
M. Cornet
Lucas Paquetá
72' Moyes sends on Cornet for Paqueta, who is serenaded by the travelling West Ham faithful as he departs.
A. Cresswell
71' Cresswell is the next man brought off, with Emerson coming on.
N. Mendy
K. Dewsbury-Hall
71' Smith makes his first change as Mendy comes on for Dewsbury-Hall.
70' SAVE! Bowen gets in behind and drives a low right-footed effort that Iversen parries away. Ings latches onto the rebound but fires over the bar.
69' CHANCE! Maddison goes alone as he drives through the middle. The England midfielder makes it to the edge of the area but pokes a right-footed attempt straight at Fabianski.
D. Ings
Yellow Card
67' Ings hauls down Tielemans from behind and gets shown the second caution of the game.
J. Evans
Yellow Card
66' Evans goes into the book for a late challenge on Bowen.
66' Bowen has had a hand in five goals in his five Premier League games against Leicester (3 goals, 2 assists), his most goal involvements against a single top-flight opponent. Can he make the difference here?
64' Bowen gets involved immediately, moving inside from the right flank before drilling just wide to Iversen's left.
D. Ings
M. Antonio
62' Antonio also makes way as Moyes introduces Ings up top.
J. Bowen
S. Benrahma
62' Moyes has seen enough and makes a double change. The first of which sees Bowen replace Benrahma, who hit the post just minutes ago.
Y. Tielemans
62' Tielemans delivers a pinpoint free-kick onto the head of Faes, who doubles Leicester's lead with a neat header past Fabianski.
W. Faes
62' GOOOOOOOALLLL! 2-0 LEICESTER! After Barnes wins a free-kick on the left, Tielemans whips in towards the six-yard area. Faes gets in between two West Ham defenders and nods into the bottom-right corner. The Foxes extend their lead, but will it matter with Everton winning against Bournemouth?
61' Barnes goes down under pressure from Kehrer and wins a free-kick on the left flank. West Ham are preparing a chance on the touchline, but the Foxes will swing in this set-piece first.
60' OFF THE POST! As news filters around the King Power about Everton's goal against Bournemouth, Benrahma rattles the post with a right-footed curling attempt. Iversen was beaten but the woodwork saves the Foxes for the time being.
59' Leicester work possession around the edge of the area as they begin to settle into the second half. However, it's not good news for the Foxes as Everton have just taken the lead against Bournemouth. Smith's side drop back into the relegation zone.
57' Coufal loops a cross towards the front post and Faes can only head behind for another West Ham corner. Cresswell takes again but Iversen claims well to take the pressure away from his team-mates.
55' Maddison shows smart footwork through the middle before Dewsbury-Hall wins a throw-in on the left flank. The Leicester supporters celebrate it as if they have just scored, such are the stakes riding on this clash.
54' West Ham have started the better of the two sides in the second half, with Leicester penned back inside their own third. An Iheanacho foul up the field invites the Hammers to attack once more.
53' WIDE! Cresswell delivers an inswinging corner form the right-hand side, which cannons off the back of Evans. Fortunately for the Leicester man, the deflection trickles just wide to Iversen's right.
51' Failure to win will see Leicester relegated from the Premier League, just seven years after winning the league title under Claudio Ranieri. They would be the second side to be relegated from the division after winning it, after Blackburn Rovers (champions 1994-95, relegated 1998-99 and 2011-12). However, the Foxes are out the dropzone at the minute.
50' Soumare steps up at the vital moment and gets brought down by Paqueta inside the Leicester area. The Foxes earn a well-deserved breather as the midfielder slowly makes his way back to his feet.
48' Barnes goes down off the ball after challenging in an aerial duel. Referee Hooper temporarily stops the game before the Leicester man, who appeared to collide with Coufal, returns to his feet.
47' Coufal swings a hopeful right-foot cross towards the area, where Faes is on hand to deal with the delivery. Rice then regains possession and West Ham set about attacking once more.
46' Referee Hooper gets the second half under way. Could Leicester be 45 minutes away from escaping relegation?
Smith will be delighted with what he has seen so far, with Maddison, Barnes and Iheanacho all causing West Ham's defence regular problems. The Hammers' six changes to their starting XI has shown, will Moyes be tempted to send on the likes of Bowen or Ings soon?
Leicester head in at half-time leading 1-0 thanks to Barnes' smart finish after 34 minutes. The Foxes have been the driving force in this clash, with the victory currently lifting them out of the relegation zone on goal difference. Of course, that could all change if Everton beat Bournemouth, who are level at Goodison Park at the moment.
45' There will be one minute of added time as Leicester continue to work the ball around with real patience.
44' West Ham have barely had a kick in the last 15 minutes or so. Moyes' men appear out of ideas as Leicester, fighting for their survival, dictate proceedings.
43' Tielemans clips the resulting free-kick, which was contentious at best, towards the back post. Kehrer rises the highest to clear as the game approaches the half-time whistle.
42' Rice fumes with referee Hooper after Iheanacho goes down inside the West Ham half. The England midfielder looked to have got the ball first but a free-kick goes against him.
40' Barnes has been involved in six goals in his eight Premier League games against West Ham, scoring four and assisting two. What a time to deliver yet another strike against the Hammers.
39' Maddison finds more space, turning one way and then the other before seeing his right-footed strike deflected behind for a corner. Tielemans goes short with the set-piece and West Ham clear their lines from the resulting delivery.
37' WIDE! Buoyed on by the vocal King Power home faithful, Maddison tries to whip a right-footed attempt from range. Fabianski appears untroubled as the England international's effort goes wide to the left.
36' That goal lifts Leicester out of the relegation zone due to them having a better goal difference than Everton, who are currently level at home to Bournemouth. At least for now, the Foxes are dreaming of escaping the drop!
K. Ịheanachọ
34' Iheanacho drifts towards the left of the area before receiving a pass and feeding back to Barnes, who slides a smart finish past Fabianski.
H. Barnes
34' GOOOOALLLLLLL! 1-0 LEICESTER! The King Power erupts as Barnes opens the scoring with a cool right-footed finish into the bottom-right corner. The winger exchanged a quick one-two with Iheanacho before rolling calmly past the helpless Fabianski. The Foxes are out of the relegation zone, at least temporarily!
33' Thomas plays into the left-hand channel for Iheanacho but referee Hooper has seen a foul in the build-up. Moyes' visitors appear out of ideas – but can Leicester capitalise?
31' Maddison dinks a cross towards the back post, where Dewsbury-Hall looks to challenge. Coufal and Fabianski manage to avert the danger, though, as the West Ham goalkeeper towers above the Leicester midfielder to claim.
29' Dewsbury-Hall is the next to offer West Ham a scare at the back. Barnes works it inside before the Leicester academy product whips over from the edge of the area.
28' OFF THE BAR! Leicester fans respond well after seeing the Foxes go close. Iheanacho keeps the ball alive near the byline, racing inside before firing a fizzing left-footed effort that clips the top of the bar on its way out of play.
27' Coufal drives a searching cross towards the penalty spot, where Faes hooks away a clearance. Smith gestures wildly on the touchline, with Leicester largely watching passengers in that flowing West Ham attack.
25' SAVE! Tielemans feeds Iheanacho towards the area with a smart pass before the Leicester striker offloads to Barnes. The winger curls a tame right-footed attempt, which Fabianski saves low down to his left.
24' Maddison has been involved in more Premier League goals than any other Leicester player this season (19 – 10 goals, 9 assists). The only player to reach double figures for both goals and assists in a single campaign for the Foxes is Riyad Mahrez, who did so in both 2015-16 and 2017-18. He's yet to really see the ball here though.
23' As it stands, Leicester are heading down due to Everton drawing at home to Bournemouth. Yet with over an hour to play, expect a lot more drama on the final day of this Premier League season.
21' West Ham are upping the pressure slightly. This time, Benrahma dances down the left-hand side before pulling back for Antonio, who slices over the crossbar with a wild effort.
20' CHANCE! Coufal clips a delicate first-time ball over the top of the Leicester defence. Fornals snatches at a volley and Iversen watches the Spaniard's right-footed attempt fly wide to his left.
18' Tielemans has time and space to size up a shot from around 25 yards out. The Belgian midfielder slips as he pulls the trigger, though, with his strike sailing high over the bar.
17' Soumare lunges in late on Rice but fortunately escapes a booking. Could this be the West Ham captain's last game for the Hammers?
15' SAVE! Antonio squares up Castagne and drives into the area, opening up his body and aiming for the far corner. Iversen sees it all the way and parries the West Ham striker's effort towards the safety of the covering Leicester defenders.
14' WIDE! Barnes breaks into the West Ham area and causes a bit of chaos as the ball bounces around all over the place. Iheanacho eventually gains possession on the edge of the box before scuffing a left-footed attempt wide of the right post.
14' Paqueta tries his luck from range but drags a timid attempt well wide of Iversen's goal. The Brazilian never looked like troubling the Leicester goalkeeper from there.
13' West Ham have lost their final league game in just one of the last six seasons (W4 D1), though it was a 3-1 loss away to Brighton last season.
11' Tielemans continues to drop deep, dictating play as Leicester look for the methodical route through the West Ham defence. Maddison and Barnes are yet to really be involved, with that pair likely the key for Smith's side to unlock the visitors' backline.
9' A quiet opening has seen both sides offer little. Leicester have seen a tad more of the possession but their attacking intent appears lacking so far.
7' Leeds are already losing at home to Tottenham, though that is the result that matters the least for Leicester. All the Foxes will mainly be concentrating on is Everton's result at home to Bournemouth. Smith's side appear content in possession for the time being, working it around the back.
5' Leicester have won their final league game in just one of the last seven seasons (D3 L3), though it was a 4-1 triumph at home to Southampton last campaign. They are in desperate need of a victory here.
3' Paqueta dances through a few tackles in midfield before Benrahma wins a corner on the left-hand side. Fornals swings in the cross but Leicester clear at the front post.
2' Iheanacho holds off the tackle of Aguerd before rolling into the inside left-hand channel. West Ham recover quickly as Rice hooks away a clearance.
1' Referee Simon Hooper gets the game under way!
The players are out on the pitch at the King Power Stadium and kick-off will shortly be upon us!
Moyes rings the changes from West Ham’s last win over Leeds, making six alternations to his line-up. Aguerd, Kehrer, Cresswell come into the backline, while Downes joins Rice in midfield. Antonio and Benrahma are also brought in up top. Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Bowen and Ings are the men replaced.
Smith opts for three changes from the starting XI that earned a surprise goalless draw at Newcastle United last time out. Maddison and Barnes return after being dropped against the Magpies, while Dewsbury-Hall comes back in. Souttar and Ndidi move down to the bench, alongside Leicester’s Premier League record scorer Vardy.
SUBSTITUTES: Alphonse Areola, Kurt Zouma, Manuel Lanzini, Maxwel Cornet, Danny Ings, Jarrod Bowen, Angelo Ogbonna, Tomas Soucek, Emerson.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Aaron Cresswell, Nayef Aguerd, Vladimir Coufal, Thilo Kehrer; Declan Rice, Flynn Downes; Pablo Fornals, Lucas Paqueta, Said Benrahma; Michail Antonio.
SUBSTITUTES: Alex Smithies, Jamie Vardy, Harry Souttar, Daniel Amartey, Patson Daka, Ricardo Pereira, Nampalys Mendy, Dennis Praet, Tete.
LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Daniel Iversen; Luke Thomas, Jonny Evans, Wout Faes, Timothy Castagne; Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Boubakary Soumare; Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans, James Maddison; Kelechi Iheanacho.
West Ham may have one eye on the Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina, but David Moyes’ men have already had a say on the relegation battle in England’s top competition. A 3-1 victory for the Hammers last weekend put Leeds in the mire, with Leicester the next relegation-threatened side in their sights.
Leicester are reliant on other results going their way to avoid Premier League relegation. A win against the Hammers would keep the Foxes in the top flight, as long as Everton fail to defeat Bournemouth at Goodison Park. Dean Smith’s side are currently above 19th-placed Leeds United on goal difference, with the Whites hosting Tottenham on the final day.
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