Tag: Leicester City

Leicester City’s Nerves Begin To Show

After about an hour had been played at The King Power Stadium this evening, the nerves began to set in. Shinji Okazaki had scored a spectacular overhead kick after twenty-five minutes to give Leicester City the lead against Newcastle United, but in the fifteen minutes after the interval it started to feel increasingly as if the half-time words of new manager Rafael Benitez might have begun to filter through to his players. Passes started to go a little astray. The crowd, having at first turned the volume level up a notch in an attempt to give their team a...

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Video of the Day: Newcastle United vs Leicester City, February 1997

This evening at The King Power Stadium, Leicester City will be seeking to open up a little daylight again at the top of the Premier League with a win from their home match against Newcastle United. Although Newcastle are still hovering around the relegation places in the table, the arrival of Rafael Benitez may have provided the visitors with a small tonic ahead of this match, while Leicester still have the warm breath of Tottenham Hotspur on the back of their necks following Spurs’ two-nil win at Aston Villa yesterday afternoon. For our video this morning, however, we’re going...

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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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