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Brendan Rodgers urges Leicester to use FA Cup final as spur for top four finish

Foxes beat Southampton to reach final against ChelseaLeicester third in league but have lost last two gamesBrendan Rodgers said he hopes Leicester reaching a first FA Cup final since 1969 will spur them on to secure a top-four berth in the Premier Leag…

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Iheanacho fires Leicester into FA Cup final with win over Southampton

Leicester reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1969 thanks to a goal by their man of the moment, Kelechi Iheanacho. The Nigerian, already the highest scoring African in the tournament’s history, continued his glowing recent form by strikin…

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Leicester v Southampton: FA Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi-final at Wembley (6.30pm BST)Hasenhüttl hopes motivational videos will inspire SaintsEmail Rob with your thoughts on the game 7.04pm BST 33 min This is a decent spell for Southampton, their best of the match so far. 7.03pm …

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Leicester v Southampton: FA Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi-final at Wembley (6.30pm BST)Hasenhüttl hopes motivational videos will inspire SaintsEmail Rob with your thoughts on the game 7.04pm BST 33 min This is a decent spell for Southampton, their best of the match so far. 7.03pm …

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Brendan Rodgers ignores whispers of collapse as Leicester size up Wembley

An FA Cup semi-final defeat would trigger talk of another late-season wobble, but Leicester’s manager is embracing the pressureBrendan Rodgers says that the past week brought the lowest point of his mostly uplifting two-year tenure at Leicester. No dou…

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Leicester v Southampton: FA Cup semi-final preview

The pressure is on Leicester as they hope to reach the FA Cup final for the first time since 1969. Collectively the team need to get back on track after last week’s Premier League defeat to West Ham; and individuals such as James Maddison and Ayoze Pér…

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Kelechi Iheanacho: ‘People forget my name, they call me Senior Man’

Leicester’s Nigerian striker on the support he gets from Brendan Rodgers, how he overcame family tragedy and self-doubt, and why he loves playing alongside Jamie VardyKelechi Iheanacho is referred to affectionately by his Leicester teammates as “Senior…

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Premier League, FA Cup and EFL: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Tuchel v Guardiola at Wembley, Leicester need Covid trio and Jürgen Klopp’s front-three selection problemsThe blueprint for beating Manchester City is not complex, because it is identical to the blueprint for beating any other team: attack well and def…

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Gareth Southgate urges discipline after James Maddison’s Covid-19 breach

England manager wants to make only ‘football decisions’Southgate concedes transfer talk will go on during Euro 2020Gareth Southgate has stressed the importance of discipline off the pitch after Leicester’s James Maddison dashed his slim hopes of making…

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Rodgers drops Leicester’s Maddison, Choudhury and Pérez for Covid breach

Leicester manager ‘bitterly disappointed’ with trioThey miss West Ham defeat but will return for FA Cup semi-final Brendan Rodgers said that he was “bitterly disappointed” with James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury and Ayoze Pérez after dropping them for Lei…

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Jesse Lingard’s double sinks Leicester and fuels West Ham’s dreams

On this evidence West Ham would not look out of place in the Champions League next season. Clinical and composed, the only time they look like freezing is when they have a 3-0 lead.This is a team playing at the point of maximum expression and although …

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West Ham United v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Live updates as two Champions League hopefuls face offPablo Fornals: ‘We have to enjoy these moments’Tight at the top: hopes and fears in the tussle for top fourGet in touch! Email Daniel or tweet @unitedrewind 1.08pm BST West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, D…

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West Ham v Leicester: match preview

West Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League rest on how they cope without Michail Antonio and Declan Rice. Antonio has followed Rice into the treatment room after injuring a hamstring against Wolves last Monday and is unavailable against Le…

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Top-four tussle: hopes and fears in race for Champions League spots

With Manchester City and United on course for top-four finishes, we examine the six clubs battling for two placesOptimist’s view: Brendan Rodgers’s team have evolved since last season, when they lost key players in the run-in and failed to hold their n…

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FA ‘delighted’ Wembley will host pilot events for ‘Covid status certification’

Thousands to be admitted to finals of FA Cup and Carabao CupFactors for entry are vaccination, a negative test and immunityThe Carabao Cup final, the second FA Cup semi-final and the FA Cup final will serve as Wembley pilot events for the government’s …

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Sergio Agüero a man out of time as Manchester City change around him | Barney Ronay

A genuine aristocrat of European football, the striker’s final run at the club he has flourished at may well come from the fringesThe agony of choice. Manchester City started this game with a frontline of Riyadh Mahrez, Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus:…

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Sergio Agüero a man out of time as Manchester City change around him | Barney Ronay

A genuine aristocrat of European football, the striker’s final run at the club he has flourished at may well come from the fringesThe agony of choice. Manchester City started this game with a frontline of Riyadh Mahrez, Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus:…

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Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus fire Manchester City to win over Leicester

By the time you read this, Benjamin Mendy may have tweeted to declare himself the new Sergio Agüero and, in fairness to the fun-loving French defender, he did produce a classy finish to fire Manchester City closer to another title. Leicester held off t…

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Leicester City v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offWest Brom surge to wild 5-2 win over 10-man ChelseaGet in touch! Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 5.01pm BST Premier League: Hot on the heels of West Brom’s astonishing 5-2 win over Chelsea at Stamfo…

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Brendan Rodgers plots Leicester route to double over Manchester City | Paul Doyle

The manager rarely rages at his players but knows another thrilling win would strengthen their Champions League chancesBrendan Rodgers has a fascinating question to mull over before Saturday evening, one that few managers get to ponder: how to beat Man…