Demarai Gray strike gives unified Leicester emotional win over Cardiff

As the clock reached 60 minutes, Leicester City’s supporters held their scarves aloft as one and began a rendition of the club anthem, “When you’re smiling”. They had been able to do exactly that five minutes previously when Demarai Gray, clipping in a deft half-volley before embarking upon an emotional celebration with all 10 of his team-mates, adorned a performance of remarkable collective will with the winning goal but that was mere coincidence. The song had been timed to mark the age of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, so tragically taken a week ago, and was one of the many touching episodes during a difficult yet uplifting afternoon where the overriding sentiment was one of intense love for a man who transformed his club in the most thrilling of ways.

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