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Morgan hails caretaker boss after Foxes get back on track

By Staff Reporter

Wes Morgan praised caretaker manager Michael Appleton for his role in Leicester's first Premier League win since August.

Leicester responded to the midweek sacking of Craig Shakespeare with an impressive 2-1 victory at Swansea, their first success in seven games taking them out of the relegation zone.

Appleton expects to be in charge again for tomorrow's Carabao Cup home tie with Leeds as Leicester continue their hunt for a third manager in eight months.

"Michael told us to ignore all the antics off the field and just focus on the game," skipper Morgan said. "We have no control over what happens off the pitch in terms of the management so all we can show is how good we are.

"It was more of the Leicester of old which is good. We scored the goals at the right times and we even showed some resilience to concede a goal but still see the game out."

Leicester were in the ascendancy long before Federico Fernandez headed Riyad Mahrez's 25th-minute cross into his own net.

Shinji Okazaki's fifth goal of the season rewarded their superiority further four minutes after the break before Alfie Mawson gave Swansea a lifeline they rarely looked like accepting.

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