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Leicester City will get it right, says Fuchs after Sunderland defeat

By Damian Spellman

Christian Fuchs is convinced Leicester can bounce back from an indifferent start to their Premier League title defence.

The Foxes slipped to a sixth away defeat of the season which has seen them take just a single point from seven league games on the road to date when they went down 2-1 at lowly Sunderland on Saturday.

That run has included tough trips to Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham, but Fuchs knows they will have to improve significantly if they are to prosper once again and is confident they can do so.

The 30-year-old Austrian said: "I believe that we have a lot of quality in our squad still and with a couple of wins we will fight our way back up.

"We have a great challenge against Manchester City at home and nobody is betting on us anyway, so we will try to get the three points there."

Sunderland pinned the visitors back for the opening half-hour, but had to wait until the 64th minute for Robert Huth to hand them the lead when he could only turn Jan Kirchhoff's header into his own net.

Jermain Defoe's 77th-minute strike looked to have wrapped up the win and although substitute Shinji Okazaki's fine finish two minutes later set up a tense finish, there was no way back for Claudio Ranieri's men.

The three points eased the Black Cats, who have now won three of their last four league games, into 18th place, a point shy of safety and only one more behind Leicester.

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