Leicester City Beaten By Hull on Opening Day

Claudio Ranieri saw his Premier League champions fall to 2-1 defeat to a manger-less and injury hit Hull side on the opening day of the new season.

This is the first time since the 1989-1990 season and the first time ever in the Premier League that the defending champions have lost on the opening day of the season.

Hull put on a fantastic display as they dug deep to over turn the champions with goals from Diomande (45+1) and Snodgrass (57). Leicester were awarded a penalty just after half-time, despite the foul taking place just outside the box. Riyad Mahrez stepped up and calmly slotted the ball down the middle on the 47th minute.

At 1-1 you would have expected Leicester to go up another gear but it wasn’t to be and on the 57th minute Hull’s Snodgrass scored the winner.

Jamie Vardy had an afternoon to forget with the England international missing a number of chances and not looking his usual self. New signing Musa looked sharp though and will no doubt become a star at his new club.

The 5000-1 champions will be hoping that they iron out the mistakes before they take on Arsenal at the King Power stadium on August 20th. But Hull will be looking to show the same desire when they take on Swansea away from home on August 20th.

This win over Leicester City may just secure interim manager Mike Phelan the permanent manager’s job at Hull.

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