Dream lives on Puel: Foxes will keep up tragic Vichai’s great work

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played like that.” Stephen Howie saw red for foul and abu­sive lan­guage as Yoker pal Greg Mait­land got the last word with a penalty.

Boss Mau­rice Ge­orge said: “I can han­dle get­ting beat but I can’t han­dle not putting the ef­fort in.” Leicester boss Claude Puel says the club will for­ever play for their late chair­man af­ter an emo­tional day at the King Power Sta­dium.

In the first home game since the death of owner Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha, his son and vice chair­man Aiyawatt saluted the fans from the pitch at full-time as the play­ers did a lap of re­mem­brance.

Be­fore the game, thou­sands of fans made their way to the sta­dium as part of a 5000-1

Puel said: “It was a spe­cial day and im­por­tant to have it with our fans and to give our best to our chair­man.

“Our de­sire at the club is to con­tinue this way. His dream, his work, changed a lot of lives. All the peo­ple want to con­tinue to per­form for him and his fam­ily. It was dif­fer­ent to last week. Against Cardiff it was the first game and an­other emo­tion.

“They learned a lot about them­selves. They have showed their ma­tu­rity in this game.

“Af­ter the game it was pure emo­tion. To see for­mer play­ers and man­agers come back to hon­our the chair­man shows what a man he was.”

On the pitch, Matt Low­ton cleared off the line from Jamie Vardy and Rachid Ghez­zal hit the bar in the first half. It was the first game of the sea­son Leicester failed to score.

The ma­jor­ity of the squad flew to Thai­land to at­tend the fu­neral, re­turn­ing on Tues­day, and Puel felt they did well af­ter two dif­fi­cult weeks.

Burnley are now win­less in their last five games and just a point above the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Boss Sean Dy­che re­vealed he came to Leicester on Fri­day to pay his own re­spects.

He said: “Our club cap­tain Tom Heaton, act­ing cap­tain Ben Mee and my­self came down on Fri­day to pay a bit of re­spect un­der the radar.

“The size of the me­mo­rial site was quite breath­tak­ing.”

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