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Henry Winter – The 2021 FA Cup Final Was All About The Leicester Family

Whenever Leicester City play Chelsea, it brings back immediate memories of walking up Wembley Way before the FA Cup final in May 2021

I’ll never forget bumping into club staff all gripped with Cup fever and being reminded what a special, family club Leicester are. Life at King Power Stadium is not simply employment for them, it’s a passion.

It was a scramble for anyone to be there as only 6,250 tickets were allocated to each team. The final was designated a Government test event as the country emerged from lockdown. From the moment Kasper Schmeichel and the other goalkeepers ran out to warm up, Leicester fans made an incredible noise, rising as Youri Tielemans scored, the decibel level climbing even higher as VAR overruled Chelsea's equaliser at the death. Only 6,250? It sounded four times as many. 

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