Leicester City reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1969 with a goal from Kelechi Iheanacho, he beat Southampton 1–0. After a long hiatus, the match took place in Wembley in the presence of spectators when Leicester walked in FA finals after 52 years.
The specialty of this match was also that after more than a year the match took place in the presence of the audience at Wembley. After March 2020, spectators were not allowed to visit the national stadium of English football. During this time, there were three lockdowns. Now, as a little relief has been given to the stringent rules regarding COVID-19, following the social distance at Wembley, four thousand spectators were allowed to come. Among them were people over 18 years of age in North London, whose report was negative.
Leicester beat Southampton to book their place in FA Cup final date with Chelsea following Kelechi Iheanacho’s 10th goal in seven games. James Maddison, Ayoze Perez, and Hamza Choudhury were available for Leicester’s FA Cup semi-final with Southampton at Wembley on Sunday after they were dropped for last weekend’s Premier League defeat at West Ham. The trio violated coronavirus protocols by attending a party at Perez’s house.
Southampton will miss on-loan Liverpool winger Takumi Minamino, but striker Michael Obafemi has returned after a muscle injury which has ruled him out since January but is short of match fitness.
Leicester will face Chelsea in the final on 15 May. The government hopes that 21 thousand viewers will be allowed in it. However, Wembley also has plans to allow 50 percent of the audience to the final of the European Championships on July 11, with an audience capacity of 90 thousand. Before that, from next month, the final two rounds of the season can allow up to ten thousand spectators at all Premier League grounds.
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