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Leicester boss Pearson praises "outstanding" Cambiasso

Esteban Cambiasso struck after 12 minutes in the Foxes 2-1 win Credit: PA

Veteran midfield Esteban Cambiasso would have been Leicester boss Nigel Pearson's man of the match even without his goal in their 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

The 34-year-old former Read Madrid, Inter Milan and Argentina player helped the Foxes to their first win in nine league matches, striking the ball first time from just outside the box in the 12th minute to put his side 1-0 up.

The win at the King Power Stadium cut the gap between Leicester and safety to four points with eight games to play.

Even if he hadn't scored the goal, I would still have said he was man of the match.

And with the goal, I think it is pretty obvious he was. I think he was outstanding.

I was really pleased with his contribution against West Ham and the other players have a very healthy respect for him.

– Nigel Pearson


Schmeichel set for Leicester return against Hull

Schmeichel could return for Leicester against Hull Credit: PA

Kasper Schmeichel could return for Leicester's key game with Hull this weekend after recovering from a broken foot.

The keeper has been out since December after breaking a metatarsal in training but is fully fit ahead of the visit of the Tigers on Saturday.

The Foxes signed Mark Schwarzer from Chelsea as cover in January while Ben Hamer also deputised for Schmeichel.

Leicester are bottom of the Barclays Premier League and seven points from safety but can now call on Denmark international Schmeichel.

Boss Nigel Pearson told a press conference: "He is back in contention which is good. We have three keepers available which is always nice.

"It is only really Dean Hammond (calf) who is out, although he is back in training now, and Anthony (Knockaert) is not available because he has gone back to France to see his dad who is not very well. Those players apart we are pretty much a full squad."

Leicester have lost five of their last six in the top flight and Pearson insisted they cannot rely on other sides slipping up.

He added: "It'll be down to whether we get enough good results ourselves, we remain in the same position, there 11 games left and we have to do it ourselves."

Bishop of Leicester defends Church's politics letter

The Bishop of Leicester, Tim Stevens has said that the Church of England's letter is meant to encourage politicians to "take their vocations seriously."

Responding to comment from David Cameron he told ITV News: "There are many things that have gone well, we acknowledge that unemployment has come down but we also notice that inequalities between the wealthy and the poor remain unhappily wide."

Mr Cameron has urged the Church to recognise improvements his Government had made, outlining efforts to create jobs, cut taxes and develop the economy.


Leicester 0-1 Crystal Palace

Ledley scored the only goal of the game. Credit: PA

The Crystal Palace revival under Alan Pardew rolled on as Joe Ledley's winner sunk rock-bottom Leicester.

Ledley's second goal of the season in the 55th minute was enough to give Palace their fifth victory in six matches since Pardew took up the reins and move them six points clear of the relegation zone in the Barclays Premier League.

Leicester defender Huth missing after Twitter blunder

Robert Huth is suspended so cannot make his Leicester debut against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Huth will have to wait for his Leicester debut. Credit: PA

The defender, who signed on loan from Stoke on deadline day, was banned for two games and fined £15,000 by the Football Association after breaching rules in relation to social media comments, and is halfway through the suspension.

Matty James is available after suspension, Riyad Mahrez is back following Algeria's African Nations Cup campaign and Matt Upson is available after a long-term foot injury, but goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (foot) and striker Chris Wood (ankle) are out.

Leicester squad: Schwarzer, Hamer, Simpson, De Laet, Moore, Konchesky, Upson, Morgan, Wasilewski, Schlupp, Cambiasso, James, King, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Albrighton, Vardy, Ulloa, Kramaric, Nugent.

Man kills ex-girlfriend's goldfish but spares his own

A man killed his ex-girlfriend's five goldfish by poisoning them with bleach in revenge after they split up, a court was told.

Prosecutors told Leicester Crown Court that the victim was "in shock and disbelief" when she found her goldfish were all dead, but the man’s fish, which had been in the same tank, was missing.

A man killed his ex-girlfriend's five goldfish but sparred his own, the court heard. Credit: PA

Julian Inchley, 25, broke into his former partner's home after taking a spare key and the court heard he also poured bleach into a pair of training shoes he'd bought for his ex partner and stole computer equipment.

Inchley, from Braunstone, was given an 18-month community order and told to do 120 hours of unpaid work for admitting burglary and two counts of criminal damage.

But the court heard that the victim, who has a 14-month-old daughter with Inchley, did not want a restraining order preventing him from contacting her and no order was made.

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Two jailed for life for Leicester house fire murders

Tristan Richards, 22 (left) and Kemo Porter, 19 (right) have been jailed for life. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Two men have been jailed for life for murdering a mother and her children in Leicester, who died when their home was mistakenly set alight in a botched revenge attack.

Tristan Richards, who is 22, and Kemo Porter, who is 19, have been sentenced to life in prison with minimum terms of 35 years and 25 years respectively at Nottingham Crown Court.

The pair had intended to target a different house in Wood Hill, as they sought to avenge the fatal stabbing of a friend hours earlier.

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