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Marcus Rashford pounces early as Manchester United edge past Leicester

The Ole Gunnar Solskjær bandwagon rolls on. For the first time since the days when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge – back in the 2012-13 season – Manchester United have racked up five successive away victories. The latest came courtesy of another goal …

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Shane Long’s wait ends as 10-man Southampton hang on at Leicester

The last thing that Claude Puel needed on the back of a humiliating FA Cup exit was a third home defeat in four matches. That Southampton played for 45 minutes with 10 men, following the dismissal of Yan Valery, added insult to injury on another chaste…

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Víctor Camarasa’s injury-time wonder goal gives Cardiff win at Leicester

It was one of those moments that take your breath away and for Cardiff City and their supporters provided the perfect end to 2018. Víctor Camarasa picked the ball up around 25 yards from goal, looked up and curled a wonderful right-footed shot that arc…

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Manchester City rely on penalties to beat Leicester in Carabao Cup

History repeated itself in the East Midlands as Manchester City sealed their passage into the Carabao Cup semi-finals via penalties and at the expense of Leicester for the second season running. Arijanet Muric, City’s 20-year-old Kosovan goalkeeper, wa…

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Nampalys Mendy’s final spot kick takes Leicester past Southampton

A night that delivered more than its fair share of frustration for Southampton ended in penalty shoot-out misery for Mark Hughes and his players after Nampalys Mendy converted the winning kick in the shootout to secure Leicester City a place in the qua…

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Leicester and Burnley hit impasse on an afternoon of mourning

It was a day heavy with emotion and one that nobody in the stadium will forget. There were so many deeply moving images but none more so than the sight of 30,000 Leicester supporters fighting back the tears as a video in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanapr…

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Leicester’s James Maddison makes sure before Vardy sees red against Wolves

This felt like an unwelcome reminder for Wolverhampton Wanderers as to just how unforgiving the Premier League can be. Nuno Espírito Santo and the club’s board have high expectations for this season and on another day they could have come away from Lei…

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Jamie Vardy on the spot for Leicester win over 10-man Arsenal

It is a week when all good things come to an end for Arsenal and this was in keeping with that theme as Arsène Wenger suffered his first defeat against Leicester City in 23 matches, leaving his team without a point away from home this year and enduring…

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Stalemate at Leicester leaves Southampton’s hopes hanging by thread

It was the warmest day of the year but Southampton passed up the opportunity to turn up the temperature on those above them in the relegation scrap. Mark Hughes will take some encouragement from the fact that he has picked up his first point as Southam…

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Manchester City will not win the quadruple, insists Pep Guardiola

• Manager claims winning all four trophies this season ‘isn’t real’• Praises his young side for fighting back after disputed late penalty for LeicesterPep Guardiola celebrated Manchester City’s penalty shootout victory over Leicester City to secure a p…

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Vardy and Mahrez fluff lines and Manchester City win penalty shootout

A night full of late drama and controversy ended with Manchester City securing their place in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on penalties after Jamie Vardy missed from the spot and Claudio Bravo, the hero in the previous round, denied Riyad Mahrez….

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Mauricio Pochettino slams Tottenham’s lack of fight after loss at Leicester City

• Spurs manager blasts players after third away league defeat in a row• Londoners 13 points behind Manchester City who have game in handMauricio Pochettino accused his Tottenham Hotspur players of lacking fight after their fading title hopes all but di…

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Jamie Vardy sparks Leicester City victory as Tottenham Hotspur slip up again

There are still six months of the season to go but Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge already looks to be over. It is hard to reach any other conclusion after Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a third successive away defeat in the league for the fir…

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Jamie Vardy sparks Leicester victory as Tottenham Hotspur slip up again

There are still six months of the season to go but Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge already looks to be over. It is hard to reach any other conclusion after Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a third successive away defeat in the league for the fir…

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Claude Puel has winning start as Leicester pile further misery on Everton

The Claude Puel era is up and running at Leicester City and any dissenting voices about the Frenchman’s appointment will soon be silenced if this proves to be a sign of things to come. Inspired by the outstanding Demarai Gray, Leicester attacked with p…

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Islam Slimani strike seals Leicester win as Liverpool crash out of Carabao Cup

There is no respite for Jürgen Klopp at the moment. After admitting the previous week had been his most frustrating since he took over at Anfield, the Liverpool manager endured more of the same as Leicester City exposed the brittle confidence in a team who are no closer to working out how to defend.

Klopp sounded exasperated as he digested the fallout from a game that highlighted familiar failings, with both Leicester goals originating from set pieces. Shinji Okazaki, who came off the bench to such telling effect, scored the first following a half-cleared corner and Islam Slimani added a brilliant second after Liverpool were slow to react to a throw-in. “That we concede like this makes me really, really sick,” Klopp said.

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp ‘really sick’ after Leicester punish poor defending

• Liverpool conceded both goals against Leicester after set-pieces
• ‘We have to defend these situations better,’ the manager said

Jürgen Klopp said he feels “really sick” with Liverpool’s defending after they conceded two poor goals, both on the back of set pieces, during a damaging defeat against Leicester City that ended their interest in the Carabao Cup and extended the club’s disappointing run of results.

Shinji Okazaki scored Leicester’s first after Liverpool could only half-clear a corner and Islam Slimani added the second following a throw-in, leaving Klopp lamenting familiar failings.

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Leicester 1-1 Atlético Madrid: what we learned from the King Power Stadium | Stuart James

It was a big ask for the Foxes against a fine counterattacking team but they put on a great display, on and off the pitch, in exiting the Champions League

Related: Saúl Níguez gives Atlético Madrid the edge and valiant Leicester fall just short

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Leicester’s taste of Champions League can spark return, says Shakespeare

• ‘They can be proud. They should want more of this,’ says interim manager
• Foxes put in spirited performance but exit to Atlético Madrid 2-1 on aggregate

Craig Shakespeare urged his Leicester City players to use the club’s first experience of Champions League football as motivation to take part in the competition again after their European journey came to an end at the hands of Atlético Madrid. Trailing 1-0 after the first leg in Madrid, Leicester were held to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium, leaving Shakespeare to reflect on a spirited performance with a mixture of disappointment and pride.

Related: Saúl Ñíguez gives Atlético Madrid the edge and valiant Leicester fall just short

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Leicester’s taste of Champions League can spark return, says Shakespeare

• ‘They can be proud. They should want more of this,’ says interim manager
• Foxes put in spirited performance but exit to Atlético Madrid 2-1 on aggregate

Craig Shakespeare urged his Leicester City players to use the club’s first experience of Champions League football as motivation to take part in the competition again after their European journey came to an end at the hands of Atlético Madrid. Trailing 1-0 after the first leg in Madrid, Leicester were held to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium, leaving Shakespeare to reflect on a spirited performance with a mixture of disappointment and pride.

Related: Saúl Ñíguez gives Atlético Madrid the edge and valiant Leicester fall just short

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