Under-23s take on Paris Saint-Germain

City Overcome PSG On Tournoi Europeen Final Day

Leicester City’s Development Squad ended the Tournoi Europeen Des Centres with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-German on Sunday, courtesy of Josh Knight’s 52nd minute winner.
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- The Leicester City Under-23s defeat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in France
- The youthful Foxes side finish seventh at the prestigious Tournoi Europeen
- Josh Knight struck in the 52nd minute to seal a memorable success over PSG
- City face TNS in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Belvoir Drive on Wednesday

Up until the final day, City had endured a frustrating few days in northern France with defeats by SM Caen, Standard Liège and Stade Brestois putting them at risk of finishing bottom of the rankings.

However, Steve Beaglehole’s men showed all the fight they will need during the 2017/18 Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign to pull off a hugely impressive final day win over Les Parisiens.

City will return to England this week for pre-season friendlies against TNS and Nottingham Forest ahead of the domestic season opener against Manchester United on Monday 14 August.

Last Friday morning, the Foxes started in Brittany with a narrow 1-0 reverse against Caen at the Stade Municipal Du Haut-Champ with Makan Macalou finding the net in the 34th minute.

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Harvey Barnes
Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes closes down his man against SM Caen.

During the opening stages of the competition, matches were frenetic affairs, lasting just 50 minutes, and played against top-quality opposition.

Later on Friday, Beaglehole’s men also fell 2-0 at the hands of Standard Liège but performances remained impressive, despite early results.

Following a further 1-0 setback against Brestois on Saturday, the stakes were high for City, who are still returning to full fitness ahead of the new season.

But things drastically improved on Sunday morning with a magnificent 1-0 success over PSG which will give everyone among Beaglehole’s ranks some valuable confidence.

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Josh Knight
Josh Knight

Josh Knight stretches for the ball in City's clash with Standard Liège.

Next up, Leicester have a behind-closed-doors pre-season friendly against TNS at the Club’s training ground on Wednesday (12pm kick-off). Then, on Monday 7 August, East Midlands rivals Forest will be the visitors (1pm kick-off) ahead of the PL2 opener seven days later.

City's squad: Iversen (GK), Knight, Wood, Choudhury, Moore (C), Hughes, Martis, Muskwe, Eppiah, Barnes, Gordon, Pascanu, Bramley (GK), Kaba Sherif, Hammond, Watts, Uche Rubio, Bolkiah. 

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