leicester city

22.07.2017… Leicester (h)…

Nuneaton Town 3 Leicester City XI 3

Liberty Way… Saturday July 22nd…

Attendance:

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £1.50

My first game of 2017/18,  and  a pretty entertaining one. A typical friendly in one respect, multiple substitutions being the order of the day…

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First Half Action…

Nuneaton were two up inside the first ten minutes but Leicester levelled by half time. The heavens opened early in the second half, and Nuneaton soon found themselves 3-2 down. They recovered though, and Ashley Chambers earnt them a draw late on…

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Second Half Action…

Nuneaton Town; Elliott Taylor (Tyrell Belford 45), Tom Elliott (Jean Paul Jhonnes-Ramos 90), Courtney Wildin, Kristian Scott (Michael Tweed 45 (Mitchell Glover 85)), Brad Gascoigne (Danny Brennan 45), Niall Heaton, Alex Henshall (Luther Wildin 45), Ryan Beswick (Luke Trotman 45), Ashley Chambers, Brady Hickey, Callum Ball (Lewis Collins 90)

Not Used; Ryan Richmond, Josh Steele, Charlie Chechlacz

Goals; Callum Ball (3), Ashley Chambers (8, 70)

Leicester City; Daniel Iversen (Maz Bramley, 45), Joseph Knight (Calvin Bassey 54), Connor Wood, Hamza Choudhury, Sam Hughes, Fred Neilsen (Alex Pascanu 31), Liandra Martins (Lamine Kaba Sherif), Dylan Watts (Khanya Leshabele 80), Joseph Eppiah (Layton Ndwuku 54), Andnai Muskwe, Josh Gordon

Not Used; Faiq Bolkiah

Goals; Josh Gordon (40), Joseph Eppiah (43), Sam Hughes (54)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

04.04.2017… Leics v Sund…

Leicester City 2 Sunderland 0

King Power… April 4th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 31,757

Ticket: £44Programme: £3.50

A much improved second half performance resulting in a reasonably comfortable home win. The turning point of the night definitely being the introduction of Marc Albrighton…

Six games without a goal for Sunderland, relegation looking inevitable. I was glad to see Sunderland in red and white stripes too. It’s much easier to dislike them in their home kit…

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First Half: A Sunderland Corner…

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Second Half: Sunderland in Possession…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Benalouane, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi (King 82), Gray (Albrighton 62), Okazaki (Slimani 62), Vardy

Not Used; Chilwell, Amartey, Zieler, Ulloa

Goals; Slimani (69), Vardy (78)

Sunderland; Pickford, Jones, Kone, Denayer, Oviedo, N’Dong, Rodwell (Gibson 80), Cattermole (Anichebe 73), Larsson (Khazri 73), Borini, Defoe

Not Used; Mannone, Djilobodji, Manquillo, Januzaj

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

14.03.2017… Leics v Sevilla…

Leicester City 2 Sevilla FC 0

King Power… March 14th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 31,520

Ticket: £50 – Programme: £4

Leicester City progress the last eight of the Champions League on a memorable night at the King Power Stadium…

It’s a long-shot but maybe someday these nights could return to St. James’ Park…

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First Half: Leicester Defend a Free Kick…

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Second Half: The View from Behind the Goal…

Leicester City;  Schmeichel (YC), Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez (YC) (Amartey 90), Drinkwater, Ndidi (YC), Albrighton, Okazaki (Slimani 64), Vardy

Not Used;  Zieler, Chilwell, King, Gray, Ulloa

Goals; Morgan (27), Albrighton (54)

Sevilla; Rico, Mercado (Ferreira 45), Pareja, Rami, Sarabia (Jovetic 45), Iborra, Nzonzi, Escudero, Vitolo, Nasri (RC), Ben Yedder (Correa 68)

Not Used; Soria, Kranevitter, Vazquez, Lenglet

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

08.02.2017… Leics v Derby…

Leicester City 3 Derby County 1

King Power… February 8th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 31,648

Ticket: £15 – Programme: £3.50

A 3-1 victory in extra time for Leicester City. Two cracking goals from Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray, clinching it…

More words to follow…

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Pre-Match: Outside the King Power Stadium…

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Second Half: Leicester Attack…

Leicester City; Zieler, Amartey, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Chilwell, King, Mendy (Ndidi 91), Albrighton, Kapustka (Mahrez 81), Gray, Musa (Slimani 91)

Not Used; Drinkwater, Hamer, Okazaki, Fuchs

Goals; King (46), Ndidi (94), Gray (114)

Derby County; Mitchell, Christie, Shackell, Keogh, Lowe, Butterfield, Johnson (Vydra 53), De Sart, Camara (Russell 74), Blackman (Nugent 82), Anya

Not Used; Carson, Ince, Baird, Pearce

Goals; Camara (61)

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

14.03.2016… Leicester (a)…

Leicester City 1 Newcastle United 0

King Power Stadium… Monday March 14th… 8pm

Attendance: 31,824

Ticket: £35 – Programme: £3.50

Leicester City, everyone’s second favourite team apparently. Not mine, too much baggage…

It felt refreshing to be approaching a game (particularly away from home) with a cautious amount of optimism, that’s the Rafa Benitez effect I suppose. I still can’t believe he said ‘Yes’, although I don’t expect him to be here beyond the end of the season, even if we do stay up. We’ve been here before…

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Pre-Match: Outside The Stadium Formerly Known As The Walkers…

Not a great game, and certainly not a game that either side deserved to win. Leicester did though, through an Okazoki overhead kick following a cut back from an offside Jamie Vardy. We had a pretty good penalty appeal turned down too. A much improved performance from our lot though, in other words, we didn’t fold once we conceded…

I appreciate that the nerves must be getting to Leicester, and sneaking games 1-0 is a good habit to get into, but surely this isn’t the best side in the Premier League…?

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First Half: An Offside Jamie Vardy About To Set Up The Only Goal…

A much more positive feeling amongst the away contingent on the night though, just how long it lasts though is very much dependent upon the outcome on Sunday…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgn, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Kanté, Drinkwater, Albrighton (Ulloa 75), Okazaki (Schlupp 65), Vardy

Not Used; Amartey, Gray, Wasilewski, Schwarzer, Inler

Goals; Okazaki (25)

Newcastle United; Elliot, Janmaat, Taylor, Lascelles, Colback, Anita (Townsend 56), Shelvey (Doumbia 87), Pérez (de Jong 71), Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Mitrovic

Not Used; Saivet, Darlow, Riviere, Sterry

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…