On This Day in 2015: Leicester City FC came from 2-0 down
The Premier League on Friday celebrated Leicester City Football Club for its fete in 2015.
Through its official Twitter page, the corporation said: “An incredible LCFC comeback win #OnThisDay in 2015.
“The Foxes came from 2-0 down to stay unbeaten 5 matches into their #PL title-winning campaign.”
⚽️ Grealish (39 mins)
⚽️ Carles Gil (63 mins)
⚽️ Ritchie de Laet (72 mins)
⚽️ Vardy (82 mins)
⚽️ Dyer (89 mins)
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 13, 2019
Leicester City FC will face Manchester United on Saturday at Old Trafford.
According to Manchester Evening News writer Samuel Luckhurst, it is possibly Man U’s ‘biggest test of the season’ so far.
Reuters said Leicester City cannot afford to underestimate Manchester United.
Critics opine that the team will have to fight to earn a result when they travel to one of the Premier League’s most ‘difficult’ grounds on Saturday, manager Brendan Rodgers said.
Leicester are unbeaten in the league and occupy third place in the standings after four games while United are five places below them with a single win, two draws and a defeat so far.
United have also lost three of their last five home games stretching back to last season but Rodgers says the once-dominant force in English football still has enough quality in their ranks to ask questions of any team.
“It’s always a difficult place to go, I’ve been there with a few teams and won and lost,” Rodgers, who has won once at Old Trafford with Liverpool, told a news conference on Thursday.
“They will always have quality, maybe some of the results that they’ve had says otherwise. It’s still a difficult place and you have to go and earn your right to win there.”
Leicester have not won a league game at Old Trafford in 21 years and last took a point away at United in 2016 and Rodgers said he was hoping for a strong performance from his side.
“Victory is not a barometer for our ambition. Our ambition is there,” he added. “We’re very keen to go there and put on a good performance that can get us a good result.”
The match will be new United defender Harry Maguire’s first against his former club since his record-breaking switch last month and Rodgers said he was still in touch with the England international.
Additional report from Reuters