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Who R Ya - Leicester City

Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend's opponents Leicester City

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1884 as Leicester Fosse

Nickname: The Foxes

Ground: Walkers Stadium (32,500)

Manager : Sven-Goran Eriksson

Selected Honours

FA Cup Runners Up - 1949, 1961, 1963, 1969
League Cup Winners - 1964, 1997, 2000
League Cup Runners Up - 1965, 1999

First Division Runners Up - 1928-29

Second Division Champions - 1924-25, 1936-37, 1953-54, 1956-57, 1970-71, 1979-80
Second Division Runners Up - 1907-08, 2002-03
Second Division Play-off winners 1993-94, 1995-96
Second Division Play-off Runners-up 1991-92, 1992-93

League One Champions - 2008-09

FA Charity Shield Winners - 1971-72

Club Records

Record Attendance: 47,298 v Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup 5th round, 1928)

Record victory: 13-0 v Notts Olympic (13 October 1894)

Record defeat: 0-12 v Nottingham Forest (21 April, 1909)

Record Buy: Ade Akinbiyi - 5,000,000 from Wolverhampton Wanderers

Record Sale: Emile Heskey - 11,000,000 to Liverpool

Record Appearances: Graham Cross: 599 - 1961-75

Record Goals: Arthur Chandler: 273

Squad

Goalkeepers:
1. Chris Weale
35. Ricardo Pereira

Defenders:
2. Robbie Neilson (On loan to Brentford)
3. Aleksandar Tunchev
4. Patrick Van Aanholt (On loan from Chelsea)
5. Angelo Miguel Vitor
12. Jeffrey Bruma
15. Bruno Berner
16. Kyle Naughton (On loan from Spurs)
18. Tom Kennedy (On loan to P`boro)
20. Luke O`Neil (On loan to Kettering)
25. Jack Hobbs (On loan to Hull)
29. Liam Moore
34. Souleymane Bamba
36. Ben Mee (On loan from Man City)

Midfielders:
6. Joao Teixeira
8. Matt Oakley
10. Andy King
11. Lloyd Dyer
17. Dany N`Guessan (On loan to Southampton)
19. Richie Wellens
22. Yuki Abe
27. Jorrin John (On loan Kettering)
30. Aman Verma (On loan to Darlington)
31. Jeffery Shclupp

Strikers:
7. Paul Gallagher
9. Steve Howard
14. Martyn Waghorn
24. Ayegbeni Yakubu (On loan from Everton)
28. Ashley Chambers (On loan to York)
33. Leon Crncic
37. Darius Vassell

Key Players:

Andy King: A talented centre midfielder with an eye for goal, Andy King made his first appearance for the Foxes against Wolves in 2007. He was instrumental in Leicester`s promotion back from League 1 scoring 9 goals in 45 league matches. Last year he embraced the step up to the Championship scoring 10 times in 45 games. King is dangerous at set-pieces and has a fine range of passing. The Leicester playmaker has been in sensational form this year, King has scored 13 times in 34 appearances.

Last Five Fixtures

Draw: 1-1 v Coventry (h)
Loss: 0-2 v Cardiff (a)
Win: 2-1 v Bristol City (h)
Win: 2-0 v Derby (a)
Win: 4-1 v Barnsley (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Leicester City 0-2 QPR on 18th Sept 10
Leicester City 4-0 QPR on 5th April 10
QPR 1-2 Leicester City on 30th Oct 09
QPR 3-1 Leicester City on 1st Jan 08
Leicester City 1-1 QPR on 15th Sept 07




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Date:Thursday March 3 2011

Time: 9:55PM

 

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