Okazaki has been terrific - Albrighton
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016
Marc Albrighton has hailed Shinji Okazaki in the wake of Leicester's vital win over Newcastle United.
The Japanese striker scored a brilliant overhead kick to earn the Foxes a 1-0 victory over Newcastle that restored their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
It was a significant statement from Claudio Ranieri's men after Tottenham won at Aston Villa on Sunday to close the gap, with Okazaki the difference.
The 29-year-old has been one of a number of impressive support stars to leading marksman Jamie Vardy and winger Albrighton was full of praise for the former Mainz man.
He told Leicester's official website: "He's always there in the penalty or six-yard box. He's scored a couple of scrappy goals this season but that was definitely up there with one of the best this season.
"The skill and technique involved in his finish was superb so credit to him. He's been terrific for us this season and the goals are coming with it."