Leicester City players arrive in Thailand for owner's funeral


A picture of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club is placed next to his urn at Wat Thepsirin in Bangkok, Thailand, November 3, 2018.

Before the game, Leicester players wore white t-shirts bearing the image of Srivaddhanaprabha and the words "The Boss" on the front of them.

Leicester - who lost Harry Maguire to injury after 27 minutes - nearly fell behind on the half-hour mark when Victor Camarasa's 25-yard free-kick cannoned back off Kasper Schmeichel's crossbar.

Leicester City players will fly to the country to pay their respects to the man widely credited with helping the club win the Premier League in 2015/16.

Claude Puel insisted referee Lee Probert was correct to book Demarai Gray for his shirt-off goal celebration in tribute to the late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

He said: 'That was a tough game, not just on the pitch, but mentally.

Gray's booking under disciplinary protocol provoked a fierce debate on social media, with many fans believing Probert should have ignored the letter of the law and not brandished a yellow card given the highly-charged circumstances.

"That took a lot, so proud of how everyone played today, how professional everyone was. I'm proud to have been part of his family".

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Before the game in Cardiff, two large banners were pushed around the ground by both sets of fans.

"I said it is impossible to play worse than we did so the second half will be better for sure". "But we wanted to do it for the chairman and his family".

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

The Leicester winger has been in good form for the Foxes this season and cemented his growing reputation with a moment of genuine quality 10 minutes after the interval, finishing coolly after Chilwell's superb cross. "He had that on me and so many people, and the outpouring of grief around the world shows that", he said, according to the BBC.

Arsenal came back to secure a 1-1 draw against league leader Liverpool in the day's marquee match, while Manchester United managed a 2-1 win over Bournemouth to draw level on points with the south coast side.

Goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane put Spurs 3-0 up before penalties from Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez gave the Wolves hope.

They left England for Bangkok after an emotional 1-0 win over Cardiff in their first game after the crash that killed two others passengers and two pilots.