Peter Shilton is one of the most iconic goalkeepers to have played in the game. His presence in the top flight lasted for four decades and he played a total of 1005 league games durng his career.
On top of his league appearances we did see another massive record with 125 caps for England including three World Cup inclusions.
Peter Shilton played his last game for Leicester on the 27th of October 1974. He kept a clean sheet in hte away game at St. James Park, Leicester winning the game 1-0. Steve Earle scored the only goal of the game.
The Leicester team on the day had the following set up, Shilton, Whitworth, Rofe (Yates), Munro, Cross, Earle, Worthington, Birchenall, Glover, Weller, Sammels. A very settled team but the season did se a drop when Shilton left for Stoke and manager Jimmy Bloomfield did use three different goalkeepers in a short period then settling for Wallington going forward.
One game that really stands out as strange was the return to Leicester and Filbert Street with Southampton in October 1983, when it was abandont after 22 minutes. Heavy rain and a very wet surface ended any hope of a good football match to watch, it started to look like a parody scetch and the ref stopped it and a replay took place in November, Leicester winning the tie 2-1. goals from Smith and Lineker, Frank Worthington scored for Southampton.
The game in October was later been described as football swimming in the rain, Former Leicester greats Dennis Rofe, Frank Worthington did play the game, so did Shilton himself.
Leicester managed a great escape season finding form in the later stages of the season after a terrible start, Southampton finished runners-up in the league and had a very interesting line-up and squad including the three former 70’s stars of Filbert Street.
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