EPL: Iheanacho Missing In Action As Leicester Secure Emotional Win Over Cardiff
Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench from start to finish as a bereaved Leicester City team battled to a lone goal win over Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday.
While Iheanacho was on the bench for 90 minutes, his national teammate Wilfred Ndidi was in action for the entire duration of the game played at the Cardiff City stadium.
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.
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.
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