Tag: Leicester City

Video of the Day: Watford vs Leicester City, 1981/82

When Leicester City take the pitch at Vicarage Road late on Saturday afternoon, they will do so as – barring an improbably large home win in the lunchtime North London derby at White Hart Lane – the leaders of the Premier League. This morning, however, we have two matches from a season when neither side was in the top division of the English league system. At the time of the 1981/82 season, Watford had never played top flight football and were pushing hard for promotion behind their local rivals. The two sides met at Filbert Street – on a...

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Superly Duperly Sunday, Part One: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City

“Welbz”, apparently, “is dat guy”, then. It had been ten months since Danny Welbeck last kicked a football in anger, but this afternoon at The Emirates Stadium stabbed home a winning goal for Arsenal against Leicester City which suggests that recent talk of Arsenal being out of the title race was as predictably overstated as anybody who so much as attempts to look at football in a rational sense would have been able to tell you. The celebrations around the ground could not have been much more vociferous had Arsenal won the title today, but they remain two points...

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Arsenal, August 1997

It may not be the one that they expected, but with a little jiggery-pokery the broadcasters have got their hearts’ desire. At the expense of the travelling supporters of Leicester City, who had their trip to London moved to a Sunday lunchtime, they got their Super Sunday. So, on this Sunday that will may – or, quite conceivably, may not – come to decide this most remarkable of Premier League seasons, it’s only right that we go back in time to a memorable time in the past of these two clubs. The 1996/97 Premier League season had finished with...

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The Premier League in Review: Leicester’s Performance For The Ages

Regardless of what happens over the course of coming weeks, yesterday lunchtime we saw a match which will come to define this season, no matter what happens next. It confirmed for continuing skeptics the credentials of Leicester City as title challengers. You can’t keep writing this stuff off to chance forever, after all. It also reinforced the great story of the season, the upstart East Midlanders who are systematically taking on and beating some of Europe’s wealthiest football clubs. And it fed into the well of matches which have determined that we cannot take any result, or even any...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Leicester City, April 1969

Is this afternoon’s match between Manchester City and Leicester City the most important that these two clubs have ever played? Well, the stakes are high and a win for Leicester would surely lead to a final realisation that this most unlikely of teams might actually be capable of winning the Premier League this season. For supporters of a certain age, though, mention of this fixture may lead to a glazing over of the eyes and memories of a fixture from forty-seven years ago. Manchester City’s previous season ended with Joe Mercer’s team having won the Football League championship for...

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