Leicester City fell to table-topping Arsenal by a score of 1-0 at the King Power on Saturday morning. Arsenal camped out in the Leicester half, got it wide to Gabriel Martinelli, and then saw it come to nothing. The Foxes broke into the Arsenal half, saw the move bog down, went backwards, and then gave the ball away. This is worthy of note as it was the first Leicester City shot of the match. Leicester created 0.01(xG) against Arsenal today - the lowest xG in a Premier League match since we began this account.
Leicester City produced a clinical performance to emphatically get over their away-day blues and lift themselves out of the relegation zone. The first 20 minutes was when City were at their most vulnerable, but it was also when they scored their two goals. After the second goal, City gripped control of the game. He was always looking for the one-twos with Barnes and set him up for the second game running, while he made plenty of incisive dribbles down the left. 7Patson Daka: His pressing was relentless and was the catalyst for City getting control back in the game, as Wolves could not cope.5 months ago Leicester Mercury
Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers have been described as looking 'worlds apart' after Brendan Rodgers' side went to Molineux and ran out 4-0 winners. They look more like their old selves, and Rodgers like a manager who is no longer glancing nervously over his shoulder. Clinical Leicester ran riot to climb out of the drop zone, and plunge Wolves into turmoil as Molineux threatened to turn toxic. Seventy miles separate the Midlands cities of Wolverhampton and Leicester, but the destination of their football teams look worlds apart after thisJust 12 games into the season, managerless Wolverhampton Wanderers already look like relegation fodder. What is your verdict on the Wolves win?5 months ago Leicester Mercury
The city's infamous Golden Mile lit up in spectacular fashion as the city came together for the end of the Hindu festival. The celebrations were held at Cossington Street Recreation Ground and welcomed massive crowds to the Belgrave area of the city as Diwali Day celebrations got underway on Monday (October 24). READ MORE: Diwali's greatest story unfolds at Leicester's Peepul Centre but with a twistNirmala Bhojani, from Markfield, comes every year whatever the weather to Leicester’s Diwali celebrations. The 60-year-old said: “You can meet anyone here and the city comes as one. “Leicester is so multicultural that Diwali really brings everyone together.5 months ago Leicester Mercury
Subscribe today to get the latest headlines straight to your inbox with our free email updatesA baker who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding has won a landmark court case. Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery in California, USA, wouldn't make a cake for Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio in 2017, citing her Christian beliefs. But on Friday (Oct 21) a Kern County judge ruled she had acted lawfully - five years after the incident. Writing on Facebook after the ruling, Miller said: "Thank you Tastries friends and family for your support and encouragement over the last 5 years! !Yesterday, after much consideration and analysis of details regarding the Cathy's Creations and Tastries Bakery discrimination case, Judge Eric Bradshaw ruled in favour of Cathy Miller.5 months ago Leicester Mercury
Steve Borthwick highlighted the 'imbalance' of how Leicester Tigers were impacted by international call-ups compared to Bath following Friday night's defeat at The Rec. READ MORE: Leicester Tigers player ratings from agonising Bath defeat"You start looking at how this squad has been tested right now," Borthwick told BBC Radio Leicester. We've got a number of players away on international camp, we've got five players in the England 23, we've got Wales, Argentina, South Africa, Fiji, Samoa. "Clearly, I am delighted we are producing international players. There were plenty of possessions over that tryline that we didn't get down and make into five or seven points.4 months ago Leicester Mercury
Joules, the Leicestershire fashion brand famous for its colourful wellies and raincoats, has said it is calling in administrators. It is understood around 1,600 jobs are at risk, including around 500 people based in its Harborough head office. It had also been considering a possible CVA, which would have allowed it to keep trading while potentially offloading debt. Announcing its intention to bring in administrators, the business confirmed discussions with investors had not paid off. The business floated on London’s junior market in May 2016, at a time when sales and profits were growing exponentially.4 months ago Leicester Mercury
Leicester City will reach the 200th game of a run they should hope never ends on Tuesday night. READ MORE: Former Leicester City goalkeeper in dugout as MK Dons name manager for Carabao Cup tieREAD MORE: Maddison, Ricardo, Soyuncu – Leicester City injury and team news ahead of Newcastle and MK DonsBut since then, City have always had at least one homegrown player involved. As well as Choudhury, Chilwell, and the aforementioned trio currently in the first-team squad, Andy King, Khanya Leshabela, Sidnei Tavares, Kasey McAteer, Wanya Marcal-Madivadua, Will Alves, and Sammy Braybrooke have all featured. Turning season-ticket holders into first-team players, as City have with Thomas, should be one of the defining aims of the club. Given the talent in the first-team squad and on the fringes, City’s run won’t be broken any time soon.3 months ago Leicester Mercury