Zaha scores twice as Crystal Palace beats Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Wilfried Zaha scored twice to help give Crystal Palace a 4-1 win at Leicester on Saturday, as Roy Hodgson became the oldest manager to take charge of a Premier League...
Grief-stricken Leicester wins, Liverpool draws with Arsenal
The smiles returned briefly to the faces of Leicester's players on Saturday following the most traumatic week of their careers.
In its first game since the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash last weekend, Leicester won an emotional and highly charged English Premier League match at promoted Cardiff 1-0.
Leicester beats Cardiff in first game since owner’s death
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — It was poignant and emotional at Leicester's first match on Saturday since owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash.
The tears shed by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel summed up the mood as a huge banner, a Thai flag with "RIP Vichai" and the Leicester badge, was unfurled before the English Premier League game at Cardiff.
The Latest: Players mourn Leicester owner Vichai after crash
LEICESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the helicopter crash at English soccer club Leicester City (all times local):
Leicester players have expressed their sense of deep loss after Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the club's owner, and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash.
Denmark players faced ‘violent personal attacks’ in dispute
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's players say they were subject to "overly violent personal attacks" during a contract dispute with the country's soccer association.
Denmark was forced to field a severely weakened lineup containing some futsal players for a friendly against Slovakia last month after the collapse of negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement regarding commercial rights.
Everton win 2-1 at Leicester thanks to Sigurdsson stunner
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson produced a contender for English Premier League goal of the season to help Everton beat 10-man Leiceser 2-1 on Saturday.
Sigurdsson collected Idrissa Gueye's pass before a quick turn away from Leicester's James Maddison allowed him to take a touch and unleash a bullet from 25 yards into the top corner of the net.
Top players back for Denmark after truce in contract dispute
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will have its top players available again for the UEFA Nations League game against Wales on Sunday after a temporary agreement was reached between the country's soccer association and its players' union following a contract dispute.
Pay dispute hits Danish national soccer team
Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel are among the players that could miss Denmark's upcoming matches against Slovakia and Wales because of a pay dispute over commercial rights.
The Danish soccer association, known as the DBU, is attempting to find a new group of players, featuring those from Denmark's lower divisions, to replace the original squad so the country can fulfil its obligations and avoid potential sanctions from UEFA.
MOSCOW (AP) — When FIFA allowed teams to make a fourth substitution in extra time at the World Cup, it was widely assumed they would bring on their penalty specialists.
That's not always happening, however.
Of the six players who have come on as fourth substitutes in World Cup games in Russia, only two have taken a penalty in a shootout and only one has scored.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Despite saving three penalties, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel got one-upped in the shootout.
Schmeichel first saved a penalty from Croatia playmaker Luka Modric late in extra time to force Sunday's match to a shootout. He then saved two more spot kicks, but it was Croatia that advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals.
"It's a strange feeling," Schmeichel said. "Huge disappointment but also enormous pride about our team. I think today we had the opportunity."
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Striker Paolo Guerrero played only for 30 minutes in Peru's 1-0 opening World Cup loss to Denmark, but his impressive form after a long doping ban already indicates he'll likely play a bigger role in his country's next match against France.
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Whether Kasper Schmeichel was making an acrobatic save or just getting lucky, it was his night.
In a World Cup debut reminiscent of the way his father, Peter, played for Denmark and Manchester United, Schmeichel made Yussuf Poulsen's opportunistic second-half goal stand in a 1-0 victory Saturday over Peru.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nicklas Bendtner has been left off Denmark's World Cup squad.
Denmark coach Age Hareide says both Bendtner, who has a lingering groin injury, and defender Andreas Bjelland, who also is injured, won't be ready for the team's opening match against Peru on June 16.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark coach Age Hareide has picked World Cup veterans Michael Krohn-Dehli and Nicklas Bendtner for his 35-man preliminary squad.
The list also includes three newcomers — Robert Skov, Kenneth Zohore and Mathias Jensen.
Forward Christian Eriksen and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel are also in the team, along with the return of Daniel Wass and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Leicester beats Brighton 2-0 in chase for Europa spot
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy scored late goals as Leicester dented Brighton's Premier League survival hopes with a 2-0 win on Saturday.
Iborra nodded the ball into the bottom right corner in the 83rd minute before Vardy tapped home the second in stoppage time.
Brighton striker Glenn Murray had seen a 77th-minute penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel, while Leicester ended the game with 10 men after Wilfred Ndidi was dismissed for a second yellow card with the score at 1-0.
Pedro heads Chelsea into FA Cup semifinals in extra time
LONDON (AP) — Pedro scored with a header in extra time for Chelsea to advance to the FA Cup semifinals with a 2-1 win at Leicester on Sunday.
Chelsea next faces Southampton at Wembley Stadium after new manager Mark Hughes' side beat Wigan 2-0.
Manchester United plays Tottenham in the other semifinal, which is also at Spurs' temporary Wembley home.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez saved Leicester from defeat with a last-gasp goal to salvage a point from a 1-1 Premier League draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
It looked like Josh King's first-half penalty would be enough for the Cherries to take all three points at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester had chances to equalize but failed to break through until Mahrez struck from 25 yards (meters) out deep into injury time.
Chelsea misfires again in 0-0 draw against Leicester in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Misfiring Chelsea missed the chance to climb into second place in the English Premier League by drawing 0-0 at home to 10-man Leicester on Saturday.
It was a third straight goalless draw involving Chelsea in all competitions — and a fourth in the team's last seven matches.
Leicester dominated at Stamford Bridge until Leicester left back Ben Chilwell was sent off after receiving a second yellow card in the 68th minute for a lunge at Victor Moses.
Watford come from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 in EPL
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 and seal a first English Premier League win in seven games on Tuesday.
A tap-in from Molla Wague in his first league start, and against his former club, plus an own goal from Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel canceled out Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez's opener.
The victory was a first for Marco Silva's side since Nov. 25 when it beat Newcastle 3-0.
West Ham draws 1-1 with Leicester for David Moyes’ 1st point
LONDON (AP) — Cheikhou Kouyate equalized before the break to earn West Ham a 1-1 draw against visiting Leicester on Friday for David Moyes' first point in his second game in charge of the struggling Premier League club.
Moyes' side got off to a terrible start with Angelo Ogbonna failing to clear Jamie Vardy's cross, allowing Marc Albrighton to slide in for Leicester's opener in the eighth minute.
Stoke twice rallies for 2-2 draw against Leicester
STOKE, England (AP) — Leicester stayed unbeaten under manager Claude Puel on Saturday while twice wasting the lead in a 2-2 draw with Stoke in the Premier League.
Vicente Iborra and Riyad Mahrez both scored for Leicester, which maintained its attacking potency in the second match under Puel but couldn't keep Stoke out of the net like it did last weekend against Everton.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Son Heung-min became the highest-scoring South Korean player in a European season on Thursday, scoring twice for Tottenham at Leicester to break a 31-year-old record.
Son enters Tottenham's final game of the season on Sunday with 21 goals, having surpassed Cha Bum-kun's 19-goal haul at German club Bayer Leverkusen in the 1985-86 season.
MADRID (AP) — Antoine Griezmann converted a first-half penalty kick to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Leicester in their first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, keeping the Spanish club on track to make it to the final for a second straight season.
Griezmann coolly scored from the spot in the 28th minute by sending goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with a firm strike into the left corner.
LONDON (AP) — Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez revived memories of Leicester's title-winning campaign Saturday as the recovery under Craig Shakespeare continued with a 3-2 victory at West Ham that eases the champion's relegation fears.
Since manager Claudio Ranieri's firing, the Premier League champions have reeled off three successive victories to move six points clear of the relegation zone and sealed a first-ever place in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Leicester in relegation zone after results go against champs
LONDON (AP) — Hours after fired coach Claudio Ranieri bid farewell to the Leicester players, the calamitous champions slipped into the English Premier League's relegation zone.
It was Crystal Palace's 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday that ensured Leicester will take to the field at the King Power Stadium on Monday against Liverpool in the bottom three.
Relegation a genuine prospect for stumbling Leicester
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Relegation is looming as a genuine prospect for stuttering Premier League champion Leicester.
It's 79 years since a defending champion was relegated from England's top division — the fate befell Manchester City in 1938 — but Leicester is heading that way after a 3-0 home loss to Manchester United on Sunday.
Leicester misses chance to advance early in Champions League
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Leicester missed its chance to secure an early place in the last 16 of the Champions League after being held to a 0-0 draw by FC Copenhagen on Wednesday.
While a win would have put the Premier League champions and Group G leaders through to the knockout stages, the next opportunity will come in its home game on Nov. 22 against Brugge, which lost 1-0 to Porto.