Ndidi helps Leicester win first away game of the season

Slaven Bilic says there are "no excuses" for the way West Ham started against Leicester as they lost 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Riyad Mahrez, Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy - three of the main protagonists of last season's title triumph - stunned the Hammers with first-half goals.

"We are very disappointed, we fought back and we can talk about a lot of positives, especially from the second half", he told Sky Sports. "I would love to play silky football but this is the Premier League we are talking about". It's been put to one side, we've parked it.

Leicester reverted to the counter-attacking setup that served them so well last season when they came back out for the second half.

West Ham simply could not cope with the pace and before they knew it the hosts were 2-0 down.

Mahrez scored the first in the fifth minute, although his curling effort from the right was nearly certainly a cross intended for either Shinji Okazaki or Vardy, who had given him the ball.

Having traded passes with Mahrez from a free-kick, Marc Albrighton lofted the ball into the danger zone for the onrushing Huth to head home from seven yards.

Andre Ayew netted shortly after the hour-mark to give West Ham a fighting chance but they couldn't find an equaliser as Andy Carroll spurned a couple of gilt-edged opportunities.

"That was very important, they were pivotal saves", added Shakespeare. It looked to me to be a really good game and there was perhaps one big difference between the two teams.

I've heard a lot of criticism from the players and my mate Tony Gale was at the game and said we didn't play well either so when I watched the highlights I was expecting the worst.

However, Leicester haven't scored the first goal in any of their 13 Premier League away games this season - the only side not to do this. Then two set-pieces that we knew they were good at.

But they can not let things get to their heads with the Foxes still only three points above the drop zone in 15th position despite the recent run of results.

West Ham's chances were not helped by injuries to Winston Reid and Michail Antonio during the match, with Bilic of the opinion that the latter will have to be withdrawn from the England squad due to his hamstring problem.

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