Leicester City In The 21st Century: 2020/21
Sound transfer business in the summer
The Club make several impressive signings, including Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) and Cengiz Ünder (AS Roma, loan), before completing a deal to secure the services of exciting Saint-Étienne and France Under-21s international Wesley Fofana.
Off to a flying start at the Hawthorns
Although fans are still unable to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foxes begin the 2020/21 campaign in superb fashion, sealing a 3-0 opening-day triumph away at newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion. Timothy Castagne, meanwhile, nets on his debut for the Club.
Stunning Guardiola's Man City
Following a 4-2 home victory over Burnley, Leicester make it three from three in the Premier League as Jamie Vardy's hat-trick, a stunner from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans' late penalty contribute towards a magnificent 5-2 win over Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on 27 September, 2020.
Up and running in Europe
Kelechi Iheanacho opens his account for the season with the last strike of the night as the Foxes book a 3-0 success over Ukrainian outfit Zorya Luhansk to get off to the best possible start in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
Ending the Arsenal curse
Although going into the game on the back of successive home top-flight reverses, City hit back to register a one-goal victory at Arsenal - the Club's first at the north London side since 1973 - as Jamie Vardy continues his fine record against the Gunners.
More joy on the road
Brendan Rodgers' side continue their excellent record away from home with a fourth consecutive win on their travels by overcoming Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United 4-1 at Elland Road. Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy strikes are added to by a brace from Belgium star Youri Tielemans in Yorkshire.
European history makers
City secure the Club's biggest-ever win in Europe by defeating SC Braga 4-0 at King Power Stadium on 5 November, 2020, with Kelechi Iheanacho bagging a duo of goals alongside later efforts from Dennis Praet and James Maddison.
Academy graduate Luke Thomas opens his account for Leicester in Portugal but a late effort from Fransérgio seems to have consigned City to a 3-2 defeat by Braga in the return fixture. Jamie Vardy, though, pops up in added time to secure the point the Foxes need to advance into the Round of 32.
More last-minute Vardy drama!
Although a shock defeat at Zorya Luhansk in early December makes City wait to cement top spot in their UEFA Europa League group, the Foxes' return to domestic duties sees Jamie Vardy pounce once more in added time to register a 2-1 win over relegation battling Sheffield United.
A impressive win in the capital
Leicester's No.9 is there again in the Club's last fixture before Christmas to net a penalty before a Toby Alderweireld own goal sends Brendan Rodgers' flying Foxes towards a 2-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in north London. City also wrap up top spot in Europe with a 2-0 win over AEK Athens.
New horizons in Seagrave
Over the winter months, the Club's first team and Academy set-ups make the long-awaited move into the magnificent LCFC Training Ground in Seagrave, offering a truly world-class facility. LCFC Women, who would later win the FA Women's Championship, now occupy Belvoir Drive.
Success in the North East
A year after starting 2020 with three points at St. James' Park, goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans seal a 2-1 victory for Leicester over Newcastle United to get 2021 off to the best possible start following draws against Manchester United and Crystal Palace over Christmas.
JJ's Stoke stunner
The Emirates FA Cup begins with a trip to Staffordshire to tackle Sky Bet Championship side Stoke City and, following a brilliant strike from James Justin, further goals are added by Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Pérez and Harvey Barnes at bet365 Stadium.
Hitting the heights
The fourth victory of a five-game winning run in all competitions allows Leicester to briefly touch the Premier League's summit. Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison find the net for Brendan Rodgers' men in a 2-0 success over Chelsea. Frank Lampard soon departs the west London club.
Overcoming the champions
Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool are stunned by a late seven-minute, three-goal blitz as James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes overturn Mo Salah's opener in a 3-1 win over Jürgen Klopp's Reds on 13 February, 2021.
The European adventure ends
Following a 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic, the Foxes fall to a 2-0 home defeat by Slavia Prague in their Round of 32 tie in the UEFA Europa League. Injuries played a role in the end to their European run, but frustration is undoubtedly in the air for Brendan Rodgers and his team.
Iheanacho the hat-trick hero!
After a brief blip which also included a home loss to Arsenal, the Foxes hit back with four points from clashes with Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion, before Kelechi Iheanacho scores his maiden Premier League hat-trick in a 5-0 victory over managerless Sheffield United. It matches the Club's biggest Premier League home win record.
Into the FA Cup's last four!
A tricky tie with Manchester United is Leicester's reward for overcoming Brentford and Brighton in the Emirates FA Cup, but City deliver one of the best performances of the season with Kelechi Iheanacho netting twice and Youri Tielemans adding another in a 3-1 win over the Red Devils.
One step from glory
The Foxes head to Wembley to face Southampton in the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup. Kelechi Iheanacho's 10th goal in his last seven appearances is enough to set up a showpiece against Chelsea in May. The Blue Army celebrate reaching a first final in 52 years.
Back on track
Two successive losses to Manchester City and West Ham United dampen spirits, but Jonny Evans nets against his former club after Jamie Vardy's opener, while Kelechi Iheanacho's breathtaking goalscoring form continues, in a 3-0 rout of West Bromwich Albion on 22 April, 2021.
Çağs seals a big win at Man Utd
A 1-1 draw at 10-man Southampton is followed by an even more frustrating home defeat by Newcastle, but Leicester respond with their first three points at Old Trafford since 1998 as Luke Thomas and Çağlar Söyüncü net the decisive goals in a 2-1 triumph over Manchester United.
A big day at Wembley
Around 6,000 members of the Foxes faithful are permitted to cheer Leicester on in the final of the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on 15 May, 2021. Nerves jangle in the capital as Jonny Evans is forced to withdraw in the first half with an injury, but it remains goalless.
Youri's iconic moment
In the 63rd minute, the ball is rolled into the path of Youri Tielemans. The Belgian takes a touch and advances, before hitting a truly special strike beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga in Chelsea's net to spark euphoric celebrations from the traveling Leicester supporters.
A special occasion
With the fans in attendance, the Blue Army are able to celebrate with their heroes, but there's work to be done. Kasper Schmeichel makes two world-class saves to deny Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount before a late Chilwell goal is ruled out by VAR. The Foxes are on the edge of glory...
Leicester are able to hold out to win the Club's first-ever FA Cup. Emotional scenes follow as the players toast the success with the supporters and Chairman Khun Top joins the celebrations on the Wembley pitch.
A picture 137 years in the making
Kasper Schmeichel and Wes Morgan, a late substitute, hoist the iconic trophy to the heavens. Leicester City are the winners of the FA Cup!
The annual awards
Shortly afterwards, Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha presented Wesley Fofana, Youri Tielemans and Kelechi Iheanacho with their awards. Tielemans scoops a Player and Players' Player double, while Fofana was named Young Player of the Season and Iheanacho took home Goal of the Season.
The final day
Jamie Vardy bags a brace of penalties against Tottenham Hotspur but they're not enough to secure the victory which Leicester - adorning the new 2021/22 adidas home kit - needed to climb into the UEFA Champions League places. The Foxes finish fifth in the Premier League for the second season in a row.
A fond farewell
After parading the FA Cup trophy in front of 8,000 fans at King Power Stadium, the Club bids an emotional goodbye to two of its greatest-ever players. Wes Morgan retires, while fellow title-winner Christian Fuchs leaves the Foxes on a free transfer. Planning begins for the new campaign.