A number of foxes and previous Leicester City related players and management were in action at the Cardiff City Stadium. Andy King and Tom Lawrence (Derby County) both had a place in the Wales squad, while Martin O’Neill (manager) and Steve Guppy (coach) had to see their team trashed by “The Dragons”.
Tom Lawrence played the full game and started the goal fire, with an early goal after only 6 minutes. Further goals from Bale, Ramsey and Roberts made it a great night for Ryan Giggs, while Martin O’Neill and his men only managed a single goal and had to see the figures on the flashboard telling the truth, 4-1 to Wales.
Andy King never came of the bench, but it’s good to see Ryan Giggs keeping faith in the Leicester City misfit, who looks out of the long term picture with the foxes.
England will play Spain in the Nations League on Saturday at Wembley, and early next week play Switzerland in a friendly at King Power Stadium. This is the second time the nation will play a game in Leicester, and hopefully Harry Maguire will be involved. Ian Walker represented Leicester City on the last occasion, going as far back as 2003, with a certain Sven Goran Eriksson in charge of England.
A trio of foxes were in action for the England U.21 in their game v. Netherlands, the game played at Carrow Road ended in a 0-0 draw. Demarai Gray came close and one of his attempt hit the crossbar. James Maddison and Ben Chilwell were both in the team, but surprisingly no Harvey Barnes or Hamza Choudhury in the squad.
The U.21’s will travel to Latvia for their next Euro qualifier taking place on Tuesday. With the current form of Harvey Barnes, would surely have been great to see him take a step up from the U.20’s and finally make his debut at U.21 level.
N’Golo Kantè was in action for France v. Germany, the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Ricarod Pereira and Adrien Silva were not involved when Portugal drew 1-1 v. Croatia, no Kramaric in the Croatia team either.