Wes Morgan was concerned his goal against Southampton will be cancelled by referee Michael Oliver.
Morgan headed in Fuchs’s cross for the sole winner of the game that sent them seven points clear of Tottenham.
The Leicester captain was worried that contact he made with the Southampton midfielder in the process would lead to the effort being ruled out, but was thrilled the goal stood and enabled them to increase their advantage at the top.
“I did put my arm across him and I did check with the referee to see if he spotted it, but it was a clean challenge and a clean header,” Morgan said on Sky Sports.
“I wasn’t sure if he was going to give a free-kick or not, but he must have thought it was a legitimate challenge.
“I have been getting a lot of stick because I hadn’t scored all season, but to keep the boys quiet is fantastic. It proved to be an important goal.
“We saw that the Tottenham game was a draw and wanted to make the most of our opportunity. It was exactly what we wanted.”