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Leicester 2-0 Fleetwood Town: Iheanacho shines for Foxes alongside VAR

Leicester became the first team in English football to score a goal via a VAR decision as they overcame Fleetwood 2-0 in their FA Cup replay. Kelechi Iheanacho scored in each half but it was his strike 13 minutes from time that required the intervention of the video assistant referee. Referee Jonathan Moss asked to check if the striker was offside before finishing off Riyah Mehrez’s lovely reverse pass. Replays showed Iheanacho was onside when the ball was played and the goal stood to see Leicester progress to a fourth-round…

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Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood

Media playback is not supported on this device Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay. Iheanacho opened the scoring – with a routine strike – from Islam Slimani’s pass. The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez’s through ball. But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him…

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'Riyad Mahrez could be worth £100m in the summer', says Leicester City manager Claude Puel

Leicester are desperate to keep star man Riyad Mahrez Monday, January 15, 2018 Riyad Mahrez could be worth £100million in the summer, according to Leicester boss Claude Puel.  The Foxes are desperate to keep their star playmaker amid further speculation about his future this month, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona and Roma linked with interest in the 26-year-old. Mahrez asked to leave Leicester in the summer but only Italian side Roma made firm offers, with their final bid of £32million firmly rejected by the former Premier League champions. The Premier League…

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Castres 39-0 Leicester: Tigers humbled in Champions Cup

Leicester were humbled 39-0 by Top 14 side Castres as a much-changed side failed to make an impression at the Stade Pierre Fabre. Almost exactly a year after losing 43-0 to Glasgow at Welford Road, Leicester again suffered the humiliation failing to put a point on the scoreboard in the European Champions Cup. Both sides’ chances of reaching the quarter-finals had effectively disappeared shortly before kick-off, as Pool Four rivals Racing 92 beat Munster in Paris. But the hosts came into the game defending a five-match unbeaten run at home…

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Ten-man Leicester hold lacklustre Chelsea – but Foxes boss questions red card

Leicester boss Claude Puel said the decision to send off Ben Chilwell at Chelsea was “harsh” as his side drew a match they probably should have won. The Foxes dominated possession for large periods and created the better chances but had the sting taken out of their display when defender Chilwell was shown two yellow cards in the space of five second-half minutes. He was shown no mercy by referee Mike Jones in the 68th minute when he brought down Victor Moses, shortly after fouling Willian. “At the end the…

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Chelsea 0-0 Leicester: Blues stars rated and slated

The Belgian was far busier than he would have expected to be. He made a superb save early-on from a Wilfred Ndidi header. The Leicester man wheeled away thinking he’d scored. Saturday, January 13, 2018 Chelsea drew a third straight blank with a lacklustre display at home to ten-man Leicester City.  It stretches their winless run to four games in all competitions and the Blues barely had a chance of note.  With 20 minutes to go Ben Chilwell was sent off for the Foxes, who arguably had the better of…

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Premier League results: Chelsea held by Leicester, West Brom end long wait for win

Chelsea were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, on a day that saw the bottom half of the table remain incredibly tight. Antonio Conte’s side could have moved above Manchester United and up to second but were outplayed by a Foxes team that wasted several good chances and ended the game with 10 men after Ben Chilwell picked up a second booking. Instead, most of the drama came in the lower half of the table – with eight points separating the bottom 10…

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