The Leicester legend in his last game for the club and the unlikely episode and appearance, No. 2 Steve Whitworth

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Steve Whitworth played a total of 353 league appearances for Leicester and during his days at this football club he also picked up 7 England caps. Leicester have two great right back alternatives at the club today but Steve Whitworth was up there with the best.

On Wednesday the 21st of March 1979 it was all over playing Fulham at Filbert Street winning the game 1-0 with a goal from Dave Buchanan. Steve Whitworth was substituted with a certain young talent named Andy Peake coming on.

Steve Whitworth spent 10 seasons in the Leicester first team making his debut v. Bristol City in a 4-0 home win fixture. The date of the game was 2nd of September 1970.

When Steve left Leicester he was signed by Sunderland for a fee of £120.000 and was a key player while at Roker Park adding up 83 league games before making a switch to Bolton Wanderers and also had a spell at Mansfield Town and did return to Leicester for a special game when he was captain and together with another Leicester six figure signing Bob Lee appearing at Filbert Street.

Steve described the game as bizarre. It was really a non happening episode that he a few weeks before would have thought would be taken out any reasonable concept. Don’t know if this has ever happened before or after that two local Leicester boys with a previous life at the club coming back and play together against the team the both supported and represented for a long period of time, and it was just weeks after Steve Whitworth had left Leicester.

In the team on the day Leicester had Billy Hughes who had been a long time servent for the opponent and as some might remember playing the 1973 FA Cup final 1-0 win vs. Leeds. Billy came on for Dave Buchanan.


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