#1 has made three consecutive starts over Braden Holtby. von miaowang123 21.03.2019 02:41

Claudio Ranieri praised Leicester City for their fantastic effort as they moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory over Southampton. The Foxes emphasised their title credentials with a hard-fought 1-0 win courtesy of captain Wes Morgans first goal of the season.Leicester had to overcome a dogged display from Southampton but secured the victory that moved the club to within four wins of a maiden top-flight crown. Wes Morgan celebrates giving Leicester the lead And Ranieri believes his players further answered any doubters by capitalising on Saturdays draw between nearest rivals Tottenham and Liverpool.It was a good answer to the Premier League because now everybody is waiting for us after the Liverpool v Tottenham draw, Ranieri said. We gave a very good answer.I am very calm. We believe in what we are doing, we believe its a magical season and believe next season wont be the same, but then we try.We try to do our best. Other teams can win 3-0, 4-0, we have to fight to win 1-0. We must be focused in our way. Graeme Souness and Peter Schmeichel analyse Danny Simpson blocking Sadio Manes goal-bound shot with his arm The result was Leicesters fourth straight 1-0 win but Ranieri told Sky Sports he was satisfied with another slender victory.It was a fantastic effort because Southampton came here with a lot of confidence after their win against Liverpool, Ranieri said.They closed all the space behind them, with five at the back, three midfielders and with (Graziano) Pelle as the anchor man up front with (Sadio) Mane around him.We started well and wanted to score immediately but it was difficult after they kept possession. Mane had a fantastic chance but (Danny) Simpson made a fantastic save. We scored a goal and had another one or two chances to close the match but 1-0 was OK, we got a clean sheet and three points so step by step it was good. Southampton manager Ronald Koeman felt his side should have had two penalties against Leicester Ronald Koeman was aggrieved his side were denied a penalty on two occasions at the King Power Stadium, the first of which saw Simpson deny Manes goal-bound effort with his arm shortly before Morgans 38th-minute winner.Asked whether he thought Simpson was lucky to escape punishment, Ranieri added: The ball was very close to Simpson while he was running.If it doesnt touch his arm then it would have touched his flank. It is not as though his arm was far from the body, it was very close.Southampton were unable to find a way through the Leicester defence as the Foxes held on for a win that left them on the brink of a most unlikely title success - but Ranieri sounded a final note of caution.. Leicester captain Wes Morgan gives his thoughts after scoring the only goal of the game against Southampton I enjoy it a lot when we keep clean sheets, I am very happy, he said. I enjoy every minute because we are dreaming.It is important for us to make a good performance because if we do, and win the match, we will be happier. It is important for us to take things step by step and focus on the next match.It is important for us to remain calm, to maintain our feet on the ground, train well and then concentrate during the match. Also See: Morgan winner boosts title bid Koeman fumes at clear pens 1-0 to the champions? WATCH: Was Simpson fortunate? Cheap Jerseys Store .com) - The Carolina Panthers won for the first time in seven games last week, were without Cam Newton due to a car accident this week, but somehow sit atop the much-maligned NFC South. Stitched Jerseys From China . With their coach gone, they finally played offence the way he would have wanted. Amare Stoudemire made all seven shots in the first half, Anthony passed and shot well, and the Knicks shook off the surprising departure of their coach to rout the Portland Trail Blazers 121-79 on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak. http://www.authenticcheapjerseys.net/ .C. -- When Michael Jordan speaks, people still listen. Wholesale Jerseys China . Damyean Dotson, 19, Dominic Artis, 19 and Brandon Austin, 18, were suspended after the school received a police report concerning allegations made by a student who said she was assaulted by the players in early March. Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping . Adam LaRoche will take that. "I like our position in the standings and I like how our team is playing," LaRoche said after Washington swept a day-night doubleheader from the Cubs on Saturday.ARLINGTON, Va. -- Even if Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals have earned a reputation for quick exits, at least theyve been making the playoffs year after year. Thats not a given this time. And the team is well aware of it: Every time players set foot in the practice facility, they come face to face with a display showing where Washington stands. On Thursday, the Capitals had 70 points, good enough only for 11th place in the 16-team Eastern Conference. The top eight teams qualify for the post-season. "Weve got a board in our dressing room here that says the standings. You walk by it six, seven times a day," right wing Troy Brouwer said. "So theres no way to be immune to whats going on." Washington hasnt missed the playoffs since the 2006-07 season, although its never been past the second round in that span. At the moment, the fading Capitals have won only one of their last six games heading into Friday night against the visiting Vancouver Canucks, who are 10th in the West. "The desperate level," Brouwer said, "is getting up there." Washington has 15 games left in the regular season. Its not a particularly easy schedule, either, with 10 games against teams currently in playoff position, including a daunting March 18-22 road trip to Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose. "Obviously, were very concerned," coach Adam Oates said. "But the one good thing about hockey is tomorrows another game and you cant get too far ahead or dwell too much on it, because youve got to play tomorrow. Its a must win tomorrow." There have been various problems lately, including poor passing and puck possession, leading to turnovers and a lack of shots on goal. Also glaring: Ovechkins sudden lack of scoring. The three-time NHL MVP and team captain leads the league with 44 goals, but he has been held without a point in each of the last four games, matching his worst drought this season. So whats it going to take to get things turned in the right direction before its too late? "It can be one big hit," saiid Ovechkin, whos been known to dole those out.dddddddddddd "Or it can be one good play and everybody (wakes) up and everybody (plays) much better." In a bid to help the playoff push, general manager George McPhee added goalie Jaroslav Halak and left wing Dustin Penner in separate deals at the trade deadline this month, then finally signed 2010 first-round draft pick Evgeny Kuznetsov. But there hasnt been a payoff yet. Penner was thought to be destined for the top forward line, alongside Ovechkin and centre Nicklas Backstrom. But Oates said Thursday, "I dont think he matches well with them." Asked to elaborate, Oates replied: "Hes not the fastest guy in the world. Hes a puck-possession, battle-along-the-wall guy, and I think (Ovechkin and Backstrom) need a quicker guy." Halak, meanwhile, has made three consecutive starts over Braden Holtby. Oates wouldnt say who would be in net Friday. Holtby said all the right things Thursday, though -- about Halak "giving us a chance to win, whenever he plays"; about how "I want to learn from" Halak; about how theres no rivalry between the pair. Holtby also gave a frank assessment about what Washington needs to do now. "Everyone knows," Holtby said, "that we have to have at least 10 wins, probably, in these last 15 -- or more -- to have a chance." Notes: D Dmitry Orlov signed a $4 million, two-year contract extension. "Good for him," Ovechkin said, "and good for us." Orlov was suspended by the NHL for two games this month after launching into an opponent and drawing a major penalty that helped the Flyers rally for a 5-4 overtime victory. ... C Brooks Laich, who missed two of the last four games with a groin injury, saw a doctor and will be monitored day by day, according to Oates. Its possible Laich will play Friday. ... C Mikhail Grabovski skated before Thursdays practice as he deals with a left ankle injury. "Until he can practice with us, I think hes a ways away," Oates said. ' ' '

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