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Wales midfielder breaking special
Leicester City club record


DATE: 03.09.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK

 

Andy King came on as a sub for Wales in their World Cup qualifier v. Austria and played his 40th full international game. This also ment that King broke a special record for Leicester City

He is now the most capped player in the history of Leicester City. King passed defender John O'Neill who had 39 caps to his name  while at the club, representing N Ireland. O'Neill was just like Andy King playing a great number of seasons at Leicester.

King came on as a sub for 2nd half against Austria, and helped Wales to a 1-0 win. King came in for, in form, Cardiff midfielder Jazz Richards. Liverpool youngster Benjamin Woodburn scored the winner after comnig on as a sub for former fox Tom Lawrence.

Andy King is always around breaking records and also been playing for City in this campaign, coming on as a sub against Manchester United and playing from start in the EFL Cup v. Sheffield United, assisting with a great pass on one of the goals of Slimani.
 

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King played in the Euro's semi final last summer, with that great run of games for Wales, while the former record holder John O'Neill represented Leicester in two World Cup's, in 82 and 86.

Gordon Banks still helds the record, 37 caps, playing for England as a Leicester City player, with Jamie Vardy in 2nd place, currently on 17. Vardy came off the bench, this time in a 4-0 win v. Malta. Harry Maguire made the England squad for the first time, but was not including in the match squad

Among the players regarded as foreigners, Kasper Schmeichel is the one representing City in most internationals. He made his 26th appearance for his country, Denmark, in their great 4-0 home win v. Poland.
 

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Kelechi Iheancho, Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa all played in their 4-0 home win v. Cameroon. Iheanacho scored the fourth goal coming on as a sub. Nididi played all 90 minutes, with Musa entering the field late in the game, replacing Chelsea's Moses in the 83rd minute.

Shinji Okazaki came on as a late sub in Japan's great 2-0 home win v. Australia. This result was one of great importance, securing the qualification for the World Cup in Russia next summer.

Adrien Silva and Riyad Mahrez never played due to the speculations regarding transfers on deadline day. Silva was lucky in his attempt to make a move, signing for Leicester City, while Mahrez never moved and will return and join up with the City squad later in the week.

Islam Slimani played all 90 minutes for Algeria, but without Mahrez things never worked out, defeated 3-1 away to Zambia.

Demarai Gray, George Thomas and Alex Pascanu were other City players involved in internationals this week, playing at U.21 level for England, Wales and Rumania. Thomas made his U.21 debut and scored the last goal in the great 3-0 win v. Switzerland.

Former foxes Jeff Schlupp and N'Golo Kantè were also on show. Schlupp playing for Ghana and Kantè being a key master in another amazing 4-0 win, trashing a Dutch national team in crisis.

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