Leicester stuns Manchester City

Feb 7, 2016

Leicester stuns Manchester City

With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the English Premier League trophy for the first time in May. From a 5,000/1 outsider for the title in August, Leicester became the 7/4 favorite with several British bookmakers ...

Okazaki fuels Foxes

Feb 3, 2016

Okazaki fuels Foxes

Jamie Vardy scored twice and Japan international Shinji Okazaki had a hand in the second goal as leader Leicester City enhanced its Premier League title credentials with a 2-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday. Vardy opened the scoring with a superb long-range strike over ...

Okazaki's goal helps keep Leicester in first place

Dec 20, 2015

Okazaki's goal helps keep Leicester in first place

Japan’s Shinji Okazaki won a penalty and scored the winner in Leicester’s 3-2 win at Everton on Saturday, making sure the Foxes head into Christmas at the top of the English Premier League table. “I had the desire to score today and am relieved ...

Nov 22, 2015

Vardy ties Premier League scoring mark

Manchester City suffered a surprise 4-1 defeat by Liverpool, and Jamie Vardy equaled a Premier League goalscoring record to leave Leicester as the shock leader of English soccer’s top flight on Saturday. England striker Vardy equaled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 ...

Japan downs Syria 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct 9, 2015

Japan downs Syria 3-0 in World Cup qualifier

Japan swept past Syria 3-0 in neutral Oman on Thursday to seize top spot in second-round Group E in Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Keisuke Honda converted from the penalty spot in the 55th minute to give Japan the lead ...

Oct 3, 2015

Okazaki named one of 59 candidates for FIFA Ballon d'Or prize: report

Leicester City’s Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki has made the initial 59-name list of candidates for the FIFA Ballon d’Or prize, according to a report Friday in Spanish sports daily Mundo Deportivo. Okazaki scored 12 goals for German club for Mainz last season before ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nagatomo linked with Leicester move

Leicester City is attempting to sign a second Japanese player in Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, The Sunday Times reported. Leicester, who added Japan international Shinji Okazaki to its payroll over the summer, has agreed to a fee of £3 million for the 28-year-old ...

Aug 19, 2015

Okazaki adjusting game to thrive in Premier League

Leicester City summer recruit Shinji Okazaki says he is reaping the benefit of changing his game to adapt to the demands of Premier League soccer. Okazaki scored his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham United and is keen ...

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Aug 16, 2015

Okazaki bags first Premier League goal in Leicester win

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his first goal for Leicester City on Saturday, as the club went top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham. Okazaki, who moved from Bundesliga club Mainz in the offseason on a four-year deal, opened ...