Pellegrini fired after West Ham loses 2-1 to Leicester

LONDON (AP) — Demarai Gray missed a penalty in the first half before scoring a winner in the second period as Leicester beat relegation-threatened West Ham 2-1 on Saturday in what proved to be Manuel Pellegrini’s final match in charge of the London team.

Pellegrini was fired after the final whistle, with West Ham only a point and a place above the relegation zone having won just twice in 14 matches

Gray, one of nine new faces in a much-changed Leicester lineup, had a penalty saved by Lukasz Fabianski after 12 minutes after the goalkeeper clattered into Kelechi Iheanacho in the area.

The second-placed visitors did eventually take the lead in the 40th through Iheanacho, who stooped
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