Leicester 5-3 Manchester United
One from the history books. Leicester City line-up with Luton Town in 1949 for an FA cup match. The game finished 5-5.
"This was surely not what the Glazers had in mind when they loosened the purse strings at Old Trafford this summer. On an afternoon when Manchester United started for the first time with their full £150m worth of expensive new recruits, the folly of their fur coat and no knickers approach to team building was exposed by a striker who cost Leicester City £1m from Fleetwood Town."
Nick Powell played for our under 21s today as they drew 1-1 with Chelsea
Here’s a conversation that myself and my best friend had earlier this week.
Me: So what do you think for Palace on Saturday?
Her: Well it’s us, we’ve just beaten Man United so we’ll probably lose
Me: Yeah, that sounds like something we’d do.
Obviously we both hoped for something different but I’ve been supporting us long enough to know how this goes. I have no complaints though, Palace deserved that win entirely.
Everything that we did well last Sunday we didn’t do so well today. Nobody can doubt that this team want it and are committed but we had no cutting edge up front, we just couldn’t seem to make it work. I think that showed with the very extended second half spell where we barely registered a shot.
Warnock has Palace well organised though and I was impressed when they turned it up a notch in the first half to get back into it after we started brightly. Their first goal was well worked but I have a feeling the players (particularly in defense) will be unhappy with the manner in which both were conceded and how quickly. The first seemed to stun us though so a second was inevitable.
After that Palace got behind the ball well to stop us getting back into it and then pushed forward themselves again.They played it well and made it tough for us which was nothing less than expected.
There’s also the fact that I cannot recall our last win at Selhurst park. I’ve certainly never watched us win there and remember a particularly frustrating 4 hour trip home (back when I lived in Grimsby) after a 3-2 loss there on an opening day fixture.
After 6 games we sit 9th in the table with 8 points. Be honest City fans, how many of you thought we’d have that many points or be in the top half of the table at this point in the season/bearing in mind our opening fixtures? Can’t complain really.
Onwards and upwards to Burnley at home in a week’s time.