Mahrez honours Srivaddhanaprabha after Wembley victor

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Thai businessman Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded outside the club's King Power Stadium on Saturday after a Premier League match against West Ham United.

The Algeria worldwide scored the winning goal in the first half at Wembley and celebrated with a dedication to Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Although only with Leicester City Football Club for eight years, Vichai had a lasting impact on English soccer as the owner of the team that produced one of the greatest shocks in sports by winning the Premier League title at 5,000-1 odds in 2016.

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez scored an early goal as City edged Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at a subdued Wembley Stadium on 29 October 2018.

"It has been very hard for me", Mahrez said after the match. "It's not easy to have this type of stuff".

"The boss was very special for me". I spent four-and-a-half years there and I have many memories with him.

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I just going and kept playing and tried my absolute hardest, and I got my opportunity at 4-3 when I broke there. Tennis players spent on the game for two hours and 42 minutes, playing all the sets.

"When I scored, I put my hands up to the sky for him". I have, through both good and hard times, been afforded an unwavering support which has been a huge motivator and, in personally hard times, a huge comfort.

"It is with extreme difficulty that I write to express and offer my honest condolences and support to the Srivaddhanaprabha and wider King Power family", Pearson said.

"I always wanted to play [on Monday] because I knew he would have wanted me to play". It is a hard situation. "It was hard to sleep as well".

He admitted that it was hard to feature in Monday night's game against Tottenham but said that Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha would have wanted him to play. But even with that I think we still had a lot to improve if we want to be a contender. He was very passionate about football. I'm with Leicester and the families of the victims as it was a shocking situation.

City coach Pep Guardiola said there was never any chance he would leave Mahrez out. "Sometimes playing games helps".

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