22 July 2024

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Latest Leicester City news from LeicestershireLive as Foxes beaten for the first time this campaign

Hull City boss Liam Rosenior admits he couldn’t be a prouder coach after his team were able to put a stop to an outstanding Leicester City side.

City’s winning run of four games ended at the King Power Stadium. Liam Delap’s deflected first-half strike proved to be the difference between the sides in a game of few chances.

Debutant Abdul Fatawu did have the best chance for City but was unable to convert it. Enzo Maresca’s side struggled to test the Tigers’ goalkeeper Matt Ingram.

It was Hull’s third win in five games as they top sixth-place. Rosenior was left pleased with his side’s performance against what he described a “magnificent club.”

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“We’re playing an incredible team, a magnificent club in a big stadium,” he said post-match. “If we’d have conceded in the last minute, I’d have been just as proud of the group.

“We came here with bravery, we were fearless and wanted to play our way, and that’s why I’m so proud of the players. We changed our press because they’re an outstanding team and I wanted to take the rhythm away from them.

“Once Leicester get rhythm, it’s very difficult to stop them. The players, in terms of the tactical detail, their understanding and application, to put it into practice and be as brave as we were in possession and at the end throw our bodies on the line, I couldn’t be a prouder coach.”

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After scoring the winner, Delap was singled out for praise. “Wherever he is on the pitch, Liam is a threat,” Rosenior added.

“I felt in transition he would cause issues from the right and if we got him one-for-one in a wide area, he’d cause them problems. It allowed me to play Aaron (Connolly) through the middle so we had two quick ones on the pitch.

“Leicester play a good style of football but they’re open, like we are at times, in transition, so to have two quick ones up there gave us an extra threat.”

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