Match Of The Past: Leicester City
We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship with Leicester City, and six matches from the years between 1947 and 1992. Our first match is from the 1947 FA Cup, and sees Leicester travel to a snowbound St James Park for an FA Cup Fifth Round match against Newcastle United. The second match, meanwhile, comes from the 1964/65 season, and features a trip to Devon to play Plymouth Argyle at Home Park in the semi-final of the League Cup. Third up is something of a curio, the 1971 Charity Shield match against Liverpool. Arsenal had won the league and FA Cup double the year before but pre-season commitments elsewhere meant that they were unable to play in this match, so Leicester were invited as the champions of the Second Division to play the previous seasons FA Cup runners-up, Liverpool, at Filbert Street.
We continue the cup theme with our fourth match, which sees Leicester on their travels again, this time to Kenilworth Road to play Luton Town in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup, and our penultimate match is another FA Cup match, this time a quarter-final match from 1982 against Shrewsbury Town which saw Leicester forced through injury to use three different players – two of which were outfield players – in goal, but still ran out as convincing winners. Our final match sees the club playing for promotion again, this time from the Second Division, and the semi-final second leg of the end of season play-offs against Cambridge United, which started with the two teams level after a 1-1 draw in the first leg at The Abbey Stadium.
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