Recent retirement of Neil Warnock made this Leicester event behind closed doors one to remember

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Neil Warnock recently announced his retirement from the game after being involved in football management since starting out at Gainsborough Trinity 42 years ago. He had moved to Burton Albion when they drew Leicester in the FA Cup 3rd round back in 1985.

The game was a usual tie between a non-league club and a first division team that could happen in the 3rd round as you get those David vs. Goliat ties.

Gary Lineker was the star of Leicester and his hat-trick among goals had seen Leicester 6-1 winners. But instead of a 3rd round victory celebration and happy faces it all ended in an appeal from Burton Albion to get the game replayed, so all goals and a special win never became one for any books.

The game had seen something thrown down from the terraces and should have hit Burton goalkeeper Paul Evans as he went to the floor and strangely the game continued and was played in full as the result at the time was 1-1.

The decision came and Neil Warnock and his Burton Albion would get a new opportunity as a game behind closed doors at Highfield Road in Coventry was decided.

Leicester went to Highfield Road for this very special event and had another go at Neil Warnock and Burton Albion. A goal from Paul Ramsey decided a 1-0 win for Leicester as they went on to play Carlisle United in the fourth round winning 1-0 and then Millwall became opponents in the 5th round were it all stopped this season, defeated 0-2.

Neil Warnock and Leicester has since clashed several times the last being in Premier League vs. Cardiff as Leicester were defeated 1-0. This game was played at King Power Stadium on the 29th of December 2018. The goal was scored by Victor Camarasa.

We have looked a prevous clubs of Neil Warnock and he coached and managed a number of former foxes here of some of the players that crossed patch with the legendary man.

Sol Bamba (Cardiff), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff), Gary Mills (Notts Co), Nicky Platnauer (Notts Co), Phil Turner (Notts Co), Alan Paris (Notts Co), Iwan Roberts (Huddersfield), Paul Reid (Huddersfield, Oldham, Bury), Tony James (Plymouth), Ian Ormondroyd (Oldham), Tommy Wright (Oldham), Lee Morris (Sheff Utd), Marcus Bent (Sheff Utd), Rob Ullathorne (Sheff Utd), Alan Fettis (Sheff Utd), Mike Whitlow (Sheff Utd), Dean Sturridge (Sheff Utd), Ashley Ward (Sheff Utd), Ade Akinbiyi (Sheff Utd), Brian Deane (Sheff Utd), Lilian Nalis (Sheff Utd), Keith Gillespie (Sheff Utd), Geoff Horsfield (Sheff Utd), Neil Danns (Crystal P), Paul Dickov (Crystal P), James Scowcroft (Crystal P), Paddy McCarthy (Crystal P), DJ Campbell (QPR), Pat Kisnorbo (Leeds),

A fun fact is that Neil Warnock was the manager of Sam Shilton, son of Peter, and also Paul Barnes, the father of Harvey, Shilton played under Warnock at Plymouth, Barnes at both Notts Co and Bury.


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