Shakespeare hits back: Vardy not a cheat

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has responded to criticism of Jamier Vardy’s conduct in their Champions League win over Sevilla.

The English striker was involved in a controversial incident with Samir Nasri at the King Power stadium on Wednesday. It resulted in the French winger earning a second yellow card.

Nasri called the Premier League champion "a cheat", and seemed to have valid cause to do so. But the Foxes boss has defended his player.

"Jamie's not a cheat and never has been, never will be," Shakespeare said after defeating the Europa League champions.

"I think Jamie responded well to the comment and we have to put it to bed. The game has gone, the referee made his decision and we have to move on."

Despite their struggles in the Premier League, Leicester continue to live on in their continental campaign, and are the only English team left in the quarter-finals.

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