Leicester City fans celebrate with the #CambridgeHouseCup
Football Italiano – Cambridge House Publishing (Cambridge House) have secured their Champions League place with a comfortable win over Leicester City, securing their third consecutive win on the trot and a third-straight win in all competitions.
The #CambridgesHospitality Cup, which is a collaboration between the Premier League, the Club Championship and the Cambridge House Supporters’ Association, was awarded on Thursday evening by the FAI and took place in the heart of the city.
The result saw the hosts take a 1-0 lead at the break thanks to goals from Marko Djuricic, who netted a brilliant free-kick before turning provider from close range to add to their lead, and Ben Foden, who finished well after a deflected shot had cleared the bar.
However, the Foxes levelled the scores shortly after the break after a brilliant through ball from Daniel Sorensen found the bottom corner.
Cambridge was rewarded with another deserved win in the second leg as they defeated Leicester City 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, earning themselves a place in Group D.
The win was followed by an emphatic display from Leicester, who scored four goals in the opening 10 minutes.
The Foxes also added a third in the 36th minute when they set up a free-Kick for Jordon Mutch, who struck the ball from the edge of the box before sending it over keeper Stefan Odemwingie.
The Foxes continued to dominate throughout the match, with striker Tom Cleverley finishing with five goals in nine league appearances.
With Leicester down to 10 men, it was the visitors who took the initiative, as Sorengen hit the post following a corner.
However Leicester responded quickly to deny the hosts a fifth as Ben Foll and Djurikicic netted a consolation for Leicester, with the latter’s free-foot finish being turned in by Ben Amos.
The game remained scoreless until the 66th minute, when DjurICic struck his first goal for the club, firing a curling effort past Odemwerkingie, and the hosts continued to build their lead.
After the break, the scoreline tightened again as the visitors continued to press for a winner.
However the visitors did finally take the lead in the 78th minute thanks to the equaliser of Sorels’ own free-header.
The goal was turned in at the far post by the Foxles’ second scorer, and it proved to be their only goal of the game.
The hosts made the breakthrough two minutes later, as Mutch hit the bar after a corner was cleared.
Leicester responded with an unstoppable drive of their own, but they could not find an equaliser and fell to 10 goals behind.
With the Foxos’ season now complete, they have secured themselves a Champions League spot in Group A, and will now face FC Schalke 04 in the Europa League next month.