Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok


Leicester City fans hold signs in remembrance of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club.

The Thai businessman was among five people killed after his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium following the Premier League match against West Ham on October 27.

Schmeichel said he was shaking in his boots during their warm-up before the game and was in tears during the minute's silence before kick-off, BBC reported.

Demarai Gray's goal gave Leicester a 1-0 win at Cardiff on Saturday in their first game since owner Vichai Srivvadhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash.

Striker Jamie Vardy recently spoke of the squad's desire to earn a victory against Cardiff in honour of Srivaddhanaprabha, and Demarai Gray's 55th-minute victor proved to be an emotional tribute to the man who helped transform the club.

But the mood changed when referee Probert followed the letter of the law and booked Gray under a mandatory Federation Internationale de Football Association rule that says players must not remove their shirt over their head. The Leicester City players attended a prayer ceremony at a Buddhist temple yesterday, and will to do the same today, before flying back to the United Kingdom tomorrow.

A minute's silence was impeccably observed, with a wreath laid on the pitch and images of Vichai were shown on the scoreboards behind either goal amid the unfurling of a huge flag among the crowd in memory of the Thai billionaire.

Sky Sports News understands the whole of the Leicester City squad will fly to Thailand after the game against Cardiff City on Saturday, to attend the funeral. "It has been an emotional day and glad we got three points for him".

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But Leicester manager Puel said: "We played like professionals and it was important for the referee to be professional too. I really can't understand the kind of mentality that brings me more white hair!"

Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan, are expected to travel along with Puel and senior staff.

The Leicester manager spoke of his pride on Saturday (local time) and said his players had grown as people over the past week.

"We had a lot of chances, we deserve this result and it is a fantastic opportunity to honour the chairman".

"It's a very hard time for his family and I'm here to show support", said Kiattisak Senamuang, a former Thai national football team coach and player.

Harry Kane fired the Spurs to a 3-0 lead after 62 minutes after Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura had earlier struck twice in three minutes to put the north London side in charge.

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

Everton beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 - their third win in four league games - with Richarlison's double taking his tally to six goals this season.