Leicester City wins after honoring Srivaddhanaprabha

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  • Demarai Gray‘s second half goal set off emotional celebrations on a day of heavy hearts as Leicester City topped Cardiff City 1-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.

    It was the first match for Leicester since the death of owner Vichai Sriddhanaprabha and four others in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium last week.

    Cardiff is back in the drop zone with the loss, while Leicester City has 16 poinyd.

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    The match was non-descript aside from the opening memorial until Harry Maguire was injured, opening the door for Jonny Evans in the 27th.

    Cardiff’s Victor Camarasa cranked a free kick off the woodwork after the half-hour mark.

    Wilfred Ndidi couldn’t turn a solid header on goal off a 37th minute free kick.

    Leicester should’ve won a penalty kick off a handball inside the six, but no call arrived in Wales.

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    Kasper Schimeichel made a fine save on Josh Murphy in the 52nd minute as Cardiff bid on an opener.

    That’s when the Foxes went in front, Gray nodding a perfect Ben Chilwell cross into the goal and wheeling away in celebration to rip off his shirt. He revealed a message of love to Srivaddhanaprabha.