Ex-Premier League champion Leicester City’s relegation worries deepen after 5-3 loss at Fulham
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Willian and Tom Cairney both scored twice to help Fulham beat Leicester City 5-3 at home on Monday, ending the visitors’ three-game unbeaten Premier League run and leaving them deep in relegation danger.
Leicester, which had taken five points from its past three matches, is 16th in the standings on 30 points — tied with 18th-placed Nottingham Forest and a point above 19th-placed Everton, who were both in action later on Monday. Fulham remains 10th.
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Fulham were gifted the opener in the 10th minute by a howler from goalkeeper Daniel Iversen, who misjudged the trajectory of a Willian free kick and could only watch as the ball bounced past him and into the back of the net.
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The hosts continued to press forward, with Carlos Vinicius squeezing a shot past Iversen in the 18th minute before Cairney scored either side of halftime to give the West London club a four-goal advantage.
Leicester pulled a goal back as winger Harvey Barnes fired into the roof in the 59th minute but Willian wrapped up a one-sided victory by curling home Fulham’s fifth from distance.
The visitors scored through Barnes and James Maddison late on to threaten a dramatic comeback, but Fulham was able to hold on for the win.
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