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Leicester City's winning goal dedicated to late club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha


Leicester City's winning goal in the club's first match since their Thai owner was killed in a helicopter crash has been dedicated to the late tycoon.

Finding the target in the 55th minute of the game at Cardiff, Demarai Gray revealed a message on his T-shirt saying it was for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel ran the length of the pitch to join the celebrations.

The mood was slightly soured when Gray was booked by the referee for taking his shirt off.

Once the 1-0 win was complete, players and fans expressed their gratitude to the popular billionaire, who oversaw the remarkable 2015-16 Premier League title campaign.

Ahead of kick-off there were tears during an emotional minute's silence, with supporters raising their club scarves aloft in tribute to Mr Srivaddhanaprabha.

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A wreath was also laid on the pitch and two giant flags in his memory were unfurled, one of which was "surfed" from Cardiff supporters to the Leicester visitors, as the game got under way.

Before the match the Leicester squad wore T-shirts emblazoned with an image of the man they affectionately called "the boss". Many were also worn by fans during the game.

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Culled from SKY News

My view: Leicester players were determined to win the game for their beloved boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the team's performance against Cardif was a fitting tribute to their late chairman.