Claude Puel got the better of his former club for the second time in succession as Harry Maguire’s late goal helped Leicester beat ten man Southampton at St.Mary’s.
Like last weekend’s game against Wolves, the Foxes were on the backfoot for most of the first half, with Saints enjoying plenty of possession and the visitors missing suspended striker Jamie Vardy.
Saints took the lead through a fierce Ryan Bertrand strike seven minutes after the interval, but Demarai Gray responded almost immediately for Leicester. Gray’s goal ended a 22 game league drought for the strike- his last goal before this came against Newcastle in December last year.
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Former Leicester star N’Golo Kante added a World Cup to his already glittering trophy cabinet as Les Bleus repeated their 1998 triumph with a 4-2 win over underdogs Croatia in the final. The French won through goals from Griezmann, Pogba and Mbappe, thus handing their manager Didier Deschamps a rare World Cup double (manager and player)
Kante had been a rock for the French during the tournament, but seemed a little off his best in the final, and was replaced early in the second half by Steven N’Zonzi, a move that helped the French gain control of the game.
Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy had to settle for fourth place as England were beaten 2-0 by Belgium in their third place playoff.
After Harry Maguire netted his first in England colours to help the Three Lions beat Sweden in their WC quarterfinal, a tweet from 2016, allegedly from the Leicester defender, claiming “vengeance on the nation of Sweden”, started to go viral.
Is Maguire’s Ikea tweet real or fake?
It’s a FAKE tweet. It’s a well very done fake tweet, and looks real enough (anybody’s who has spent time assembling Ikea furniture can testify to it), but it’s a FAKED image. Maguire’s account was only created in 2017, and the tweet is from 2016.
Here’s the alleged Maguire tweet.
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire scored his first international goal for England as the Three Lions reached the semifinals of the World Cup after beating Sweden 2-0 in Samara.
Maguire, who has been played as part of a back three along with Kyle Walker and John Stones, nodded in from Ashley Young’s corner on the half hour mark to put Gareth Southgate’s side 1-0 ahead. Dele Alli’s second half goal, also a header, put the game beyond the Swedes as England reached the WC semis for the first time since 1990.
This was Maguire’s 10th international cap for England. At this tournament, he played 90 minutes against both Panama and Tunisia. He was a second half substitute in the inconsequential game against Belgium and returned to the starting XI for both knockout games.