Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

O'Grady so close to a hat-trick

O'Grady so close to a hat-trick

City Reserves striker Chris O'Grady missed a golden chance to complete a memorable hat-trick in an outstanding win at Crystal Palace this evening.

O'Grady, a used substitute in the recent first team match at Palace, staked his claim for a squad place at Sheffield on Saturday with two first half goals which helped City take an early grip.

A further goal by Max Gradel meant Leicester enjoyed a 3-1 advantage and they could have made it 4-1 had O'Grady gobbled his hat-trick chance when Levi Porter fed him a great cross. Sadly he could only hit the advertising boards from close range.

But, although conceding a late goal, City always remained in control to gain their third Premier Reserves League win of the season and probably their best scalp to date.

Palace had some excellent players when they beat City fairly comfortably in the Hinckley fixture but had been on a six game losing sequence recently.

James Wesolowski continued his comeback to football after a broken leg with a 45 minute session which obviously pleased coach Kenny Black.

Speaking to the Leicester City Official website afterwards he said that, apart from a rusty first 10 minutes, Wesolowski was soon back to his competitive self.

Tommy Black and Ryan Hall scored for Palace.

Leicester team:

Henderson, Magunda, Norval, Sheehan. Mattock, Gradel (Chambers 75), King, Porter, Muggleton (Wesolowski 46), O'Grady, Dodds.

For greater detail there's a comprehensive report on the Official Crystal Palace website or see Webmaster on Talking Balls.



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:
Date:Wednesday January 11 2006
Time: 10:34PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Two More Leicester Games On TV

Leicester City's clashes against Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have been selected for television screening.

Who's Hot Or Not Compared To Last Season

With this year's Premier League table taking on a slightly different look to the campaign of 2015/16, which sides have shown improvement on last year and which have fallen away.

Vardy On Liverpool Win

England striker Jamie Vardy has said the Leicester City players have been on the end of some 'unfair stick' following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri but he more than...

Shakespeare Open To Permanent Role

Caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare has hinted that he's open to the Leicester City job on a permanent basis should our owners decide to go in that direction.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel1%
Simpson0%
Morgan0%
Huth0%
Fuchs33%
Mahrez0%
Drinkwater0%
Ndidi66%
Albrighton0%
Okazaki0%
Vardy0%
Sub - Amartey0%
Sub - Gray0%
Sub - Chilwell0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Spurs 26 15 8 3 53 32
3 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 26 14 7 5 49 22
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 26 8 8 10 32 -10
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Leicester City 26 6 6 14 24 -17
16 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
17 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
18 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 5:30PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League