SWANSEA, Wales — Leicester moved out of the English Premier League relegation zone as the post-Craig Shakespeare era began with a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday.

Michael Appleton was in caretaker command after Shakespeare’s midweek sacking, and Leicester fully merited the three points handed to them by Federico Fernandez’s first-half own goal and Shinji Okazaki’s fifth of the season just after the interval.

Alfie Mawson reduced the deficit from a 56th-minute corner but Swansea was poor for most of the contest and was indebted to goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for keeping them in the contest.

Shakespeare paid the price for a winless run of six games and just one league victory all season.