Leicester honoured the memory of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a 1-0 win at Cardiff.

Demarai Gray claimed the 55th-minute winner to provoke an outpouring of emotion, both on the pitch and in the stand housing the visiting Leicester supporters, rarely seen in football.

Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed when his helicopter crashed just yards from the King Power Stadium after last Saturday’s game against West Ham.

The Leicester players had conducted their pre-match warm-up wearing white t-shirts bearing an image of Srivaddhanaprabha accompanied by the words ‘The Boss’ – the title the Thai businessman was known by at the club.

Leicester City’s Demerai Gray dedicates his goal to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

On the back were the words ‘Khun Vichai You Will Be Forever in Our Hearts’, and the same t-shirts were worn by Leicester fans populated behind one of the goals.

Cardiff laid a wreath before kick-off and a minute’s silence was impeccably observed as the entire Leicester staff joined the players on the centre circle to pay tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha.

Leicester went ahead in the second half when Ben Chilwell progressed down the left and Gray finished his cutback with a neat half-volley. The celebrations were tangible.

Gray took off his shirt to reveal a ‘For Khun Vichai’ top underneath and Schmeichel ran the length of the field to join a team celebration that was dripping with emotion.

The forward was duly booked under protocol for taking off his shirt, but the Leicester players did not care as they celebrated in front of their supporters.

Alexandre Lacazette struck a late equaliser as Arsenal and Liverpool shared the spoils in an entertaining Premier League clash.

Liverpool looked to be going three points clear at the top of the table after James Milner’s 50th career Premier League goal had set them on course for victory.

But Arsenal rallied and deservedly secured themselves a 1-1 draw as Lacazette wriggled free inside the box before curling home with eight minutes remaining.

Ayoze Perez headed Newcastle to their first Premier League win of the season at the 11th attempt as Watford were made to pay for missed opportunities.

Perez glanced fellow substitute Ki Sung-yueng’s driven 65th-minute free-kick home to claim a priceless 1-0 victory at the end of another testing week for Rafael Benitez and his players.

Felipe Anderson at last began to justify his record price tag by firing West Ham to a 4-2 victory over Burnley.

The Brazilian playmaker was in grave danger of being branded a £42million flop following some anonymous displays since his summer switch from Lazio.

It was far from plain sailng for the hosts, though, after they were twice pegged back by goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Chris Wood.

Marko Arnautovic had opened the scoring but, despite a dominant display, they were never assured of the points until Javier Hernandez struck the fourth in stoppage time.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman definitively answered his critics with the decisive second in a 3-1 win over Brighton which saw Richarlison score twice.

The Republic of Ireland defender, who missed 10 months with an horrific double break of his leg in March 2017, registered his first goal for 652 days.

Coleman struck after Lewis Dunk’s header had cancelled out Richarlison’s fifth of the season midway through the first half, although the Brazil international had the final say when he capitalised on Dunk’s 77th-minute error to end Brighton’s mini-resurgence

Marcus Rashford hit a stoppage-time winner as Manchester United came from behind again to continue their revival, this time securing a 2-1 victory at in-form Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth had won five of their past six fixtures and were on course to win again when Callum Wilson gave them a deserved lead, but as they similarly did against Newcastle and Chelsea, United regrouped, securing a valuable victory through finishes from Anthony Martial and Rashford.

Nervy Tottenham survived a late Wolves rally as they returned to the top four with a narrow 3-2 win at Molineux.

Quickfire first-half strikes from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura looked to have put Spurs on course for a comfortable win.

Harry Kane’s eighth goal of the season gave the visitors a 3-0 lead before they nearly crumbled at Molineux.

League debutant Juan Foyth conceded two second-half penalties to allow Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez to convert from the spot before Spurs held out to sit fourth, three points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

 

 

Raheem Sterling struck twice as Premier League leaders Manchester City crushed Southampton 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the fourth time they have scored five or more goals in the 11 games so far this season.

The defending champions were 4-1 up by half-time and the result could have been even worse for Mark Hughes on his return to his former club.

Alvaro Morata scored twice as unbeaten Chelsea climbed to second in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

After Liverpool drew at Arsenal on Saturday, Chelsea knew victory would send them second and in-form Spain forward Morata saw them on their way with two smart finishes.

First the 26-year-old skilfully controlled and converted Pedro’s cross in the 32nd minute, then — after Andros Townsend equalised — the often maligned Morata lashed home from a tight angle in the 65th minute for his fourth goal in four league matches.

Pedro then sealed the victory five minutes later, ghosting into the box to convert Marcos Alonso’s cross in the 70th minute for a Chelsea side, who also welcomed back Eden Hazard as a second-half substitute.

Chelsea, one of three unbeaten sides, have 27 points from 11 games — two fewer than leaders Manchester City — and lead Liverpool in third on goal difference.

 

 

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