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Leicester City Pay Tribute To Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha After Emotional Win Over Cardiff City

Leicester fans honour Vichai during the match against at Cardiff
Leicester fans honour Vichai during the match against at Cardiff

Leicester City beat Cardiff City 1-0 in an emotional Premier League game in Wales, which came a week after the tragic events at the King Power Stadium.

Everyone present for the top-flight game at the Cardiff City Stadium paid tribute to the five people that lost their lives in the helicopter crash last weekend, which included Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Leicester players were visibly moved during an impeccably observed minute’s silence at the start of the game.

Come the end of the 90 minutes it was the Foxes who had come out victorious following a 55th minute goal from Demarai Gray as the club ended a three-game winless run, in what was undoubtedly one of the most difficult matches of their careers.

Meanwhile, the defeat was Cardiff’s eighth of the season and meant that Neil Warnock’s men slide into the relegation zone as Newcastle conjured up their first win of the campaign at home to Watford.

In the aftermath of the match in Cardiff, Leicester players hugged each other on the pitch, while their supporters held up banners, photos, scarfs and signs in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, while chants and songs were sung.

Meanwhile, hundreds of mourners had gathered over in Thailand's capital Bangkok for start of a week-long funeral for the Thai owner.

Leicester City manager Claude Puel and his team will reportedly fly out to Thailand during the week to pay their respects for the man who orchestrated one of the most stunning achievements in the history of sport - the 5,000/1 Premier League title win of 2015/16.

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