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Newcastle 2-3 Leicester | Foxes ruin Magpies’ anniversary celebrations

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Leicester City picked up their third straight win and moved up to eighth after a late own goal gave them victory at St.James Park against struggling Newcastle. The Magpies were celebrating the 125th anniversary of their founding in the build-up to the game, but the result gave them little to cheer for, with Ayoze Perez’s late own goal ensuring that manager Rafa Benitez suffered three Premier League defeats on the bounce for the first time in his career.

Newcastle’s strikes came through Joselu and Gayle while Leicester’s goals arrived from the boots of Mahrez and Gray Continue reading

Slimani admits summer talks with Marco Silva over Watford move

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Leicester striker Islam Slimani has revealed that he had discussions with former boss Marco Silva over a potential move to Premier League rivals Watford in the summer.

Silva was Slimani’s coach at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and the latter was keen to re-uniting with the prolific forward at Vicarage Road, describing him as “a player he liked” and “a player he knew very, very well” in interviews.

Slimani made the revelation in an interview to Algerian magazine Le Buteur. He was the subject of plenty of transfer gossip after the arrival of Kelechi Iheanacho from Man City, with several French clubs also expressing an interest in bringing him across the Channel.

Leicester have had a tough start to the new season, and Slimani, the club’s record signing, was also dropped from the Algerian national squad following Les Fennecs’ failure to qualify for Russia 2018 Continue reading

Leicester’s last game away at Huddersfield

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Leicester take on Huddersfield this weekend, and we at Leicester Talk, thought we’d go back to the last meeting between the two sides.

That took place in the 2013/14 season, when both teams were still in the Championship.

Leicester won 2-0 at The John Smith’s Stadium, with 16,481 in attendance to the see the Foxes triumph thanks to goals from Gary Taylor Fletcher and Wes Morgan. Continue reading

Foxes suffer third defeat in four as Chelsea win at the King Power

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It was always going to be a tough start to the season for Leicester, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea to face in their first four games, and the Foxes slumped to their third defeat as the Blues emerged 2-1 winners at the King Power.

For Chelsea, the goals came through new summer signing Alvaro Morata and former Leicester medio N’Golo Kante. Leicester’s solitary goal came from the penalty spot through Jamie Vardy Continue reading

Foxes open home campaign with win over newly promoted Brighton

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Leicester opened their home league campaign for 2017/18 with a 2-0 win at home over newly promoted Brighton. Foxes fans will be hoping that in demand Algerian striker Riyad Mahrez stays at the King Power after he played a crucial role in their win over the Seagulls. For LCFC, Japanese international Shinji Okazaki netted within the first minute, with Harry Maguire adding a second (his first ever for the club) after the break Continue reading

Matt O’Connor to coach Leicester Tigers from April 2017, Mauger to leave

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Leicester Tigers have announced that former Leinster and Queensland Reds coach Matt O’Connor will be taking over the reins at Welford Road from April 2017, subject to him being given a work visa. O’Connor will replace former All Black Aaron Mauger, who is said to be devastated at the club’s decision to show him the door. This weekend’s game against Northampton will be Mauger’s last as Tigers coach and the news of O’Connor’s appointment comes just a day after Tigers beat Saints to claim the Anglo-Welsh Cup, their first piece of silverware in four years. Continue reading

3 in a row for Shakespeare | West Ham 2 LCFC 3

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Craig Shakespeare becomes the first Leicester City manager to win his first three Premier League games in charge as the Foxes survive a second half barrage at the London Stadium to beat Slaven Bilic’s West Ham 3-2- their first win on the road in the 2016/17 league season.

Mahrez, Vardy and Huth the scorers for LCFC Continue reading