Teary Leicester grieves its late owner
The smiles returned briefly to Leicester’s players Saturday following the most traumatic week of their careers.
In its first game since the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash last weekend, Leicester won an emotional and highly charged English Premier League match at promoted Cardiff, 1-0.
“That was a tough game, not just on the pitch but mentally,” goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said. “I am proud of this team and the club. The way everyone has handled themselves has been unbelievable.”
The tears shed by Schmeichel summed up the mood at Cardiff as a huge banner, a Thai flag with “RIP Vichai” and the Leicester badge, was unfurled before the game . . . .
James Milner scored his 50th league goal as Liverpool drew at Arsenal, 1-1, to move one point ahead of second-place Manchester City. City plays Sunday against Southampton at home . . . .
Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho called himself “the luckiest manager in the Premier League” after his seventhplace side came from behind to win at Bournemouth, 2-1. Mourinho called his team’s firsthalf display a “disaster.”
SPAIN: Barcelona’s Luis Suarez netted his second goal of a 3-2 comeback win at Rayo Vallecano in the 90th minute in Madrid, extending his scoring run with Lionel Messi injured.
Barcelona increased its league lead to four points over Atletico Madrid, which drew at Leganes, 1-1, and Alaves.
Emergency services said three people were hurt when radical fan groups supporting Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano clashed before the match.
Cherundolo joins staff
U.S. men’s national team interim coach Dave Sarachan added an up-and-coming coach to his staff.
Steve Cherundolo, a longtime U.S. defender who entered the coaching ranks after retiring in 2014, will serve as an assistant during a 10-day camp that will include matches against England on Nov. 15 at Wembley Stadium and Italy five days later in Genk, Belgium.