Memorable match: West Ham United 1-2 Leicester City
Ritchie De Laet (left) and Riyad Mahrez (right) celebrate.

Leicester City faced West Ham United away at Upton Park back in August 2015 in only the second game that season after the foxes beat Sunderland 4-2 on the opening day.  

After narrowly escaping relegation the season before, Leicester City were looking to carry over the form they produced to stay up winning 7 out of the last 9 games in what is now known as, 'the great escape'.

West Ham had also won their opening game of the season with a superb 2-0 away win at the Emirates against their London rivals, Arsenal

'Okazaki will not be denied'

Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring for Leicester City, after his initial shot was saved brilliantly, however, he followed up with a header from the rebound.

It was his first goal in the Premier League after being signed in the summer from German club, Mainz 05 for £7.2 million. 

Every time Okazaki scored for the foxes, he would be beaming with a smile and it certainly made him become a 'fan favourite'

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Emphatic Mahrez finish

The men in blue quickly made it 2-0 in the 38th minute after great link up play between Okazaki and Marc Albrighton - before it was cut back to Riyad Mahrez on the penalty spot - who dispatched it into the top corner emphatically. 

The Algerian scored a brace in the opener vs Sunderland and clearly was full of confidence. He made it 3 goals in his opening 2 games to start the campaign off. 

Mahrez, who only managed 4 Premier League goals in the previous season, went on to become the PFA Player of the Year in the next season, and this was one of his many magical displays. 

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Tough battle in the Second Half

Dimitri Payet pulled a goal back in the 55th minute which gave West Ham momentum in the second half to go and get the equaliser. It was a well taken goal from Payet, who whipped it into the top left hand corner giving Kasper Schmeichel no chance. 

However, Claudio Ranieri's men dug deep to earn the 3 points, making the perfect start to the new Premier League season.  

A certain N'Golo Kante came on in the 62nd minute to help secure the victory for Leicester as he showed his brilliant defensive qualities producing tenacity, work rate and a brilliant ball recovery to stop a threatening West Ham attack. 

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Closing thoughts from the Managers

Slaven Bilic"We lost the game in the first half. Two-nil down is very difficult to come back from. We are very disappointed."

Claudio Ranieri: "We are working very hard with the defensive line. I have very good players in front, very fast but it is important we all stay together."

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