Leicester Wins First Match Post-Accident, Dedicates Score to Vichai

Heather Diaz
November 5, 2018

Leicester City winger Demarai Gray celebrated the first point scored Saturday by removing his jersey to dedicate it "For Khun VIchai".

English football came together to join Leicester in mourning the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash while Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 6-1 rout of Southampton.

While there has been some anger placed towards Probert for showing the card in the first place, many others understand that he had been put in a hard position in the first place.

Most of Leicester City players plan to travel to Bangkok for the funeral after their match with Cardiff City on Saturday. "It has been an emotional day and glad we got three points for him".

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel felt the tragedy more than most as he witnessed the immediate aftermath of the crash moments after the helicopter went down.

Before the match they wore T-shirts featuring a picture of Mr Vichai.

But the latest round of matches also highlighted some potential weaknesses in Liverpool's title challenge after they were held to a draw by Arsenal.

"We have all lost a family member".

Sky Sports News understands the whole of the Leicester City squad will fly to Thailand after the game against Cardiff City on Saturday, to attend the funeral.

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Newcastle earned their first league win this season with a 1-0 success against Watford at St James' Park.

"When we saw the flowers in front of the stadium - it is a family and the feeling that our chairman gave this club".

"It will be hard because we come back from Bangkok in the middle of the week for our first home game and we know before and after we have events to honour the chairman and it will be important to keep our self-control". "We will be ready but I hope we can find a good balance between conviction and emotion in this game because if we remain just on the emotion it will be hard".

"I feel proud, it's been a really tough week for everyone".

"It was a hard game, they did their best", said Puel.

Leicester were denied a blatant penalty in first-half stoppage time, referee Lee Probert failing to punish Sol Bamba after the Bluebirds defender had diverted Jamie Vardy's close-range effort onto the crossbar with his arm.

Harry Kane fired the Spurs to a 3-0 lead after 62 minutes after Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura had earlier struck twice in three minutes to put the north London side in charge.

The home team, though, caused an attack of the jitters for Tottenham after narrowing the deficit to 3-2 with penalties from Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez, both awarded after fouls by 20-year-old Argentine centre back Juan Foyth on his league debut.

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