Craig Shakespeare praised a gutsy Leicester performance after they beat West Brom 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Jamie Vardy's 43rd-minute strike was enough to seal the victory for the travelling Foxes as they reached the 40-point mark, which should secure their top flight status for another season.It was also a physical battle at The Hawthorns against a Baggies side who are desperate for a win, and Leicester manager Shakespeare was pleased with the way his side went about their victory.
He said “No, I'm not going to say so that Leicester are safe from relegation. Of course, it takes another giant step towards it. We knew it would be a difficult game today but what I will say about it was that it was a real gutsy performance. The first goal was always going to be crucial. I'm really pleased we managed to get it and then we had to defend resiliently at times and we were also an attacking threat at time as well. It was [a big three points] and we spoke about that yesterday and today. We know we have three home games at the King Power and our home record of late has been very good and we need to more points on the board. More importantly [the result] strengthens the club position, getting to those 40 points and I've said before that we'll sit down at the end of the season and reflect on it.”