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09.12.2017… Leicester (h)…

Newcastle United 2 Leicester City 3

St. James’ Park… Saturday December 9th… 5.30pm

Attendance: 52,117

Ticket: £41Programme: £3

Our 125th anniversary. A great occasion, a predictable defeat…

More words to follow…

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Newcastle Central Station…

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Newcastle United Will Never Be Defeated…

Newcastle United; Darlow, Yedlin, Lejeune (YC), Clark, Manquillo, Murphy (Pérez 71), Merino, Hayden (YC), Ritchie (Atsu 64), Gayle, Joselu (Mitrovic 88)

Not Used; Elliot, Lascelles, Shelvey, Diamé

Goals; Joselu (4), Gayle (73)

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Mahrez (Fuchs 89), Ndidi, Iborra, Albrighton, Gray (YC) (Okazaki 73), Vardy (Ulloa 90)

Not Used; Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Dragovic

Goals; Mahrez (20), Gray (60), Pérez (86 og)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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02.12.2017… Leics v Burnley…

Leicester City 1 Burnley 0

King Power… Saturday December 2nd… 3pm

Attendance: 30,714

Ticket: £36Programme: £3.50

Another new team for me; the first time that I had ever seen Burnley play…

An early goal from Demarai Gray proved to be the (just about deserved) winner for Leicester, condemning Burnley to only their second away defeat of the season…

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Pre-Match: An Empty King Power Stadium…

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First Half: Leicester Attack…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Iborra, Ndidi, Albrighton, Mahrez, Gray (Okazaki 88), Vardy

Not Used; Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Dragovic, Ulloa, Fuchs.

Goals; Gray (7)

Burnley; Pope, Bardsley (YC), Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Gudmundsson, Cork, Hendrick, Defour (Barnes 66), Brady (Arfield 31), Wood (Vokes 73)

Not Used; Taylor, Westwood, Lindegaard, Long

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

28.11.2017… Leics v Spurs…

Leicester City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

King Power… Tuesday November 28th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 31,950

Ticket: £40 – Programme: £3.50

The first really cold night of the season; gloves definitely required. Spurs dominated possession, but two fantastic first half finishes from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez ended up being decisive..

Harry Kane pulled a goal back late on, and despite a late penalty appeal, Leicester hung on…

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First Half: Kasper Schmeichel Prepares to Take a Goal Kick…

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Full Time: A Win for Leicester City…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez (Gray 77), Okazaki (Choudhury 83), Albrighton, Vardy (Slimani 88)

Not Used; King, Hamer, Dragovic, Amartey

Goals; Vardy (13), Mahrez (45+1)

Tottenham Hotspur; Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen (YC), Aurier, Sissoko (Son 57), Dembele (Llorente 69), Rose, Alli, Eriksen (Lamela 77 (YC)), Kane

Not Used; Trippier, Vorm, Foyth, Davies

Goals; Kane (79)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

24.10.2017… Leics v Leeds…

Leicester City 3 Leeds United 1

King Power… Tuesday October 24th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 31,516

Ticket: £12 – Programme: £3.50

The battle of the reserves eventually ended in a comfortable win for Leicester. But not before an early scare…

A pretty decent game, played out in front of a full house including (as per usual) a large and noisy Leeds contingent. And from my perspective it was also an unexpected opportunity to see Vurnon Anita in action for his new club…

I still don’t get the clappers and the goal music…

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Pre-Match: The Players Warm Up…

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Second Half: Leicester Take a 2-1 Lead…

Leicester City; Hamer, Amartey, Maguire, Dragovic, Chilwell, Albrighton (Mahrez 65), King, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho (Vardy 81), Slimani

Not Used; Musa, Jakupovic, Ulloa, Ndidi, Fuchs

Goals; Iheanacho (30), Slimani (71), Mahrez (88)

Leeds United; Wiedwald, Anita, Jansson, Shaughnessy, Borthwick-Jackson (Ayling 45), Phillips (Vieira 72), Klich, Roofe, Grot, Hernandez, Cibicki (Sacko 65)

Not Used; Lonergan, Pennington, Lasogga, Alioski

Goals; Hernandez (25)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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…