Burnley hold Leicester on an emotional day
Leicester and Burnley played out a goalless draw in the first home game since VichaiSrivaddhanaprabha’s death on a difficult and emotional day at The King Power. Thousands of Leicester City fans marched pre-match on Saturday to honour former owner Srivaddhanaprabha and four others, who were killed when their helicopter crashed following Leicester’s previous home match against West Ham.
A two-minute silence was held among other tributes before kick-off where Vichai’s son Aiyawatt laid a wreath in front of a full house at the King Power, who held commemorative scarves with the words “Forever In Our Hearts.”
On the pitch, Leicester created ample opportunities in the first half as Jamie Vardy had an effort cleared off the line and Rachid Ghezzal hit the crossbar. However, they ran out of steam on an emotional week for all concerned with the club.
Following the pre-match tributes that visibly moved many of the fans, Leicester started with plenty of pace. Wilfred Ndidi’s skidded an effort wide while Vardy’s drilled strike was cleared off the line by Matt Lowton.