Friday, 27 July 2012

Knitters lose to Foxes in front of record crowd

Hinckley United were soundly beaten by a mixed-up Leicester City eleven when the Foxes travelled to the Knitters' Greene King Stadium earlier this week.

Of the first team, only Euro 2012 participants Kasper Schmeichel and Sean St Ledger, plus new signing Zak Whitbread and an unwell Jermaine Beckford, were not in Nigel Pearson's squad as the City manager opted to give a range of players 45 minutes each.

Andy King was on target for City but his early strike was cancelled-out by a superb free-kick from the Knitters' Phil Greene on the stroke of half time. A brighter Leicester team took control after the break, however, with David Nugent, Jamie Vardy and Ben Marshall wrapping-up a commanding 4-1 victory in front of a record Greene King Stadium crowd of 3,411.

Meanwhile, in one of the more bizarre events of Leicester City's recent history, former Prime Minister Tony Blair was presented with a Foxes' shirt by vice-Chairman Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn.

Number 10: Former PM Blair receives his City shirt with Susan Whelan
(Leicester City Chief Executive), Raksriaksorn and Keith Vaz MP.

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