Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez earns precious win at Hull in game of two reds

Nigel Pearson has too often watched Leicester City lose in spirited fashion this season, deserving more but often emerging with nothing. This win, therefore, pleased him no end, prevailing after weathering a late Hull City storm, digging deep in the face of sustained pressure to secure a first win in 14 games following Riyad Mahrez’s fine first-half strike.

It was all the sweeter for Pearson given that it was against one of his former clubs; his return to the KC Stadium pushed the Tigers deeper into the relegation scrap. Steve Bruce’s side sit 17th after this defeat, out of the bottom three on goal difference. They failed to break down Leicester in the closing stages when both sides were reduced to 10 men by red cards to Paul Konchesky and Stephen Quinn.

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