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Sports News of Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Schlupp scores winning goal for Leicester City

Ghana defender Jeffery Schlupp Ghana defender Jeffery Schlupp

Ghana defender Jeffery Schlupp scored the winner for English champions Leicester City in their 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Oxford United on Tuesday night.

The utility player came off the bench in their first game in the off-season to score with a pile-driver and hand the Foxes the victory.

Leicester had to work hard to come from behind to seal the victory after the home side had taken the lead through Chris Maguire who swept home a free-kick from the edge of the area.

Goals from Demarai Gray and Schlupp completed the turnaround for Leicester to give Claudio Ranieri the confidence boost.

began preparations to defend their Premier League title with victory at Oxford United in their first pre-season friendly.

Demarai Gray and Jeffrey Schlupp completed the comeback to give Claudio Ranieri a boost after N'Golo Kante joined Chelsea in a £30million deal earlier this week.

The hosts grabbed an early lead to bring the Foxes back down to reality with a thud as Chris Maguire swept home a free-kick from the edge of the area.

The Foxes hit back swiftly with Leonardo Ulloa setting up Gray, who neatly finished off the inside of the post.

Schlupp sealed the victory in the 69th minute when the Ghanaian finished off a smooth team work by firing in a low drive from range.

Leicester City will play Nuneaton Town on Saturday before facing the likes of Celtic and Paris Saint-Germain in the International Champions Cup.