Leicester players return to stadium to pay their respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester players return to stadium to pay their respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire who purchased Leicester City in 2010 and oversaw the club's unlikely ascent from the English lower leagues to the Premier League crown, died along with four others after his private helicopter experienced difficulties moments after taking off from inside the King Power Stadium on October 27.

The horrific accident triggered a week of mourning in Leicester and around the world of football.

Schmeichel said he was "shaking" in the warm-up at Cardiff and he was clearly emotional as the Leicester playing squad and staff stood on the centre circle before kick-off to observe a minute's silence. "We are glad we've come away today from a really tough game with a win we can bring to Thailand and hope we did the family proud".

"We're thinking about his family, we're all hurting, but I can't imagine what they're going through".

Gray struck a 55th-minute victor on an emotional afternoon in Cardiff and marked it by removing his top and revealing an undershirt with the words "For Khun Vichai" on it.

"I think it was a day that they really needed to get out the way now", Tanner said. Leicester's players applauded the fans and nodded their respect.

Following the match, players and staff flew to Bangkok to attend a mourning rite for Vichai.

Leicester are 12th in the table on 13 points, while promoted Cardiff are 17th with five points from 10 games.

Referee Lee Probert looked reluctant to apply the law but quietly booked Gray under the rule that players must not remove their shirt over their head.

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United started poorly and deservedly trailed through Callum Wilson's early goal before Anthony Martial equalised before the break.

Jose Mourinho's team once again needed to dig deep after falling behind on Saturday - the third time in four Premier League matches they have shown their curious Jekyll and Hyde character.

"I said at half-time I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League in a half when the score should be like 6-2", Mourinho said.

"We were defensively terrible".

After impeccably observed pre-match tributes, both sides contributed to a fiery and frenetic first-half, which saw the crossbar struck at both ends.

Newcastle claimed its first league victory in 11 games by defeating Watford 1-0.

Cardiff pushed hard in the closing stages, but Leicester - who might have added a second when Vardy was smartly thwarted by Etheridge - held firm to claim maximum points after a challenging and emotional week. Everton downed Brighton 3-1, and West Ham swept past Burnley 4-2.

Lewis Dunk headed Brighton level six minutes later, but Seamus Coleman restored Everton's lead in the 50th minute and Richarlison sealed the points in the 77th minute.

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