Premier League pays tribute to Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Kasper Schmeichel

Under Srivaddhanaprabha's ownership Leicester won the 2015/16 Premier League title

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has admitted that he is incredibly proud of everyone involved at the club after The Foxes secured an emotional 1-0 victory over Cardiff City, in what was the club's first match since the tragic death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Srivaddhanaprabha, 60, was one of five people on board the aircraft when it burst into flames after crashing in a parking lot next to the club's King Power Stadium around an hour after the club's 1-1 draw with West Ham last Saturday.

Leicester's players had worn white T-shirts bearing Vichai's image and the words "The Boss" during the pre-match warm-up.

A minute's silence was held before the game, which then turned into a tense affair that was settled in the 55th minute by Gray's goal.

Leicester City's players travelled to Bangkok to attend Vichai's funeral after their match with Cardiff City last night.

A Premier League referee has come under criticism for his decision to book Leicester City's Demari Gray for removing his jersey after scoring a goal for his side in today's clash against Cardiff City.

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"I said it is impossible to play worse than we did so the second half will be better for sure. I'm proud to have been part of his family".

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The Leicester players and staff also paid tribute to their former owner with the club's travelling fans after the final whistle.

"We all spoke about. wanting to play, it's what Vichai would've wanted and that's what we are going to do", striker Jamie Vardy told Sky Sports, adding that they would "honour his name" with their performance.

"It was tough, so tough, but we wanted to do it for the chairman and his family", he said.

Leicester captain Wes Morgan says the players felt under pressure before the game, but were fully committed to picking up maximum points for their late owner.

"A point is a good result", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.

Erik Lamela put Tottenham ahead in the 27th minute, Lucas Moura doubled their lead three minutes later and Harry Kane notched the third in the 62nd minute.

Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time victor as Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 at Bournemouth.

Newcastle earned their first league win this season as Ayoze Perez's 66th-minute header sealed a 1-0 success against Watford at St James' Park.

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