Mahrez dedicates victor to Leicester owner as City return to top

Daniel Amartey

Instead, he gave Spurs credit for their style of play which the City boss believed put his players in a hard situation.

Billionaire Vichai, 60, died along with four others when his helicopter plummeted into a auto park outside the King Power stadium shortly after his side's 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday.

Fresh from scoring the victor against Spurs, Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez has paid an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Leicester City owner who died following a helicopter accident on Saturday evening outside the club's stadium.

In a regular scene after matches that had become a symbol of Vichai's ownership, the helicopter took off from the centre circle on the field after Saturday's game against West Ham.

Srivaddhanaprabha was close to each and every one of his players, buying them a BMW iW vehicle after Leicester's fairytale 2015-16 season, and it's clear in Mahrez's words just how much the Thai businessman meant to him.

Leicester's Carabao Cup tie against Southampton, due to be held on Tuesday, was postponed on Sunday, with a new date yet to be arranged.

When and where is the memorial for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha?

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While there has been no word yet of an official funeral or vigil for Srivaddhanaprabha, the club have announced that there will be a book of condolence at the ground to be shared with his family from 8am October 30.

"The King Power Stadium is already a celebration of Khun Vichai's successful business and we would be open, with family, club and supporter consultation, to discussing a name change in Khun Vichai's honor". Along with other family members and executives from King Power, the two were also seen laying wreaths at the crash site in a auto park near the stadium, which is still cordoned off as air accident investigators pick through the wreckage.

Who has paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha from Leicester City?

The death of the charismatic Vichai has stunned the football world, with tributes pouring in from around the globe.

He admitted that it was hard to feature in Monday night's game against Tottenham but said that Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha would have wanted him to play. You inspired me and I believed in you.

"When he came into the dressing room, he touched everyone with his smile".

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