Leicester players attend funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Thailand

Lynette Rowe
November 5, 2018

English Premier League club Leicester City came back to play its first competitive match following a week of mourning for its owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter accident last Saturday.

The squad flew out after Saturday's emotionally-charged 1-0 win at Cardiff, their first game since Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium a week earlier.

Vichai's body was flown home on a private jet on Friday and the funeral rites were conducted at the temple while the Abhidhamma Recitation Ceremony will be held every night from yesterday until Friday, three of the nights being royally sponsored.

Leicester City players and staff have touched down in Thailand ahead of the funeral of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Gray looked to the heavens and all of Leicester's players, including goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, raced to the corner of the ground where their fans were celebrating.

"There are a lot of exhausted people in there now but I am proud of this team and the club".

"We have had some great times", Schmeichel said of his team's exploits under Vichai's eight-year ownership.

The club take on Welsh side Cardiff City today at 2pm GMT. The emotion is not necessarily a bad thing.

"I said it is impossible to play worse than we did so the second half will be better for sure".

"I can't imagine what his family are going through".

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"We have all lost a family member".

During the pre-match warm-up, Leicester players wore T-shirts with an image of Vichai's face and the words "The Boss".

The devastating moment Lee Probert realised he had to book Demarai Gray. It was a good balance between emotion and concentration, which is hard. "Maybe we deserve a little more", Emery said.

"A point is a good result", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.

"We deserved a point and we could have had more".

Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time victor as Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 at Bournemouth.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called himself "the luckiest manager in the Premier League" after his seventh-place side came from behind to win at Bournemouth 2-1.

"We were defensively terrible".

Goals from Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane appeared to put Tottenham in an unassailable position at Wolverhampton.

However, Premier League debutant Juan Foyth gave away two penalties which were converted by Wolves' Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez to leave Spurs clinging on until the final whistle.

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