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Claudio Ranieri admits selection dilemma following Leicester City's win over West Ham United

23 September 2015

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri says his players have given him a selection headache following their Capital One Cup Round 3 triumph over West Ham United.

The Foxes prevailed 2-1 at the King Power Stadium, but were taken into extra-time after Joe Dodoo's sixth-minute strike was cancelled out by Mauro Zarate.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 3 review

And with four minutes of the added 30 to play, Andy King headed in to clinch the winner for the home side, and manager Ranieri was impressed with his players' determination.

“It was fantastic spirit and I wanted to see the players who haven’t played in every match,” Ranieri told Foxes Player.

“They had a fantastic opportunity and they showed some fantastic chances. Minimum 10 chances - clear chances.

“I think that West Ham’s goalkeeper is Man of the Match tonight, but we deserved to win. We wanted to win against a first team. West Ham put all their first-team players in and I’m very, very pleased.

“We kept going all the time. Our fitness is very good. Now it’s important to take the good points. That’s very important.

“I talked to them in the meeting and I said I want to have difficulties [in my team selection]. I don’t want to sleep at night thinking about choosing my first XI, and they have put me under pressure so I’m very happy.”

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