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CAPITAL ONE CUP: Leicester continue unbeaten run by edging West Ham in extra-time

Leicester City's bright start under Claudio Ranieri continued in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.


The Foxes edged into the fourth round of the league cup at the expense of West Ham United thanks to an extra-time winner from Andy King.

Young talent Joe Dodoo, who scored a hat-trick in Leicester's 4-1 win over Bury in the second round, gave his side a sixth-minute lead at King Power Stadium when the ball fell nicely for him to powerfully side-foot past Adrian.

The lead lasted just over 20 minutes though as Mauro Zarate had the Hammers back on level terms with a well-struck shot that deflected off Marcin Wasilewski and in past a despairing Mark Schwarzer.

There were chances at both ends throughout with Hammers keeper Adrian the busier of the two glovemen while the visitors may have been unlucky not to have a penalty when Danny Simpson felled Mark Noble in the area but referee Peter Bankes instead booked the veteran midfielder for simulation.

Adrian continued to keep his side in the contest before King's header in the 116th minute, from Christian Fuchs' pinpoint delivery, settled the matter in the East Midlands.


2015/16 CAPITAL ONE CUP - THIRD ROUND

Leicester City: 2 (Joe Dodoo 6', Andy King 116')
West Ham United: 1 (Mauro Zarate 27')
King Power Stadium, Leicester - 21,268

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