Striker Denis Bouanga’s move from Nimes to Saint-Etienne did not make headlines last offseason.
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PARIS (AP) — While his former club Leicester flies high in the Premier League, coach Claude Puel is turning Saint-Etienne's fortunes around in his quiet and determined way.
PARIS (AP) — Substitute Robert Beric scored late to give Saint-Etienne a 1-0 victory over Lyon and propel the team out of last place in the French league on Sunday.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — James Milner scored a penalty in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time to secure Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday, extending the club's...
WATFORD, England (AP) — Brendan Rodgers saw Leicester concede a goal in the opening five minutes of his first match in charge before letting in an injury-time goal to lose 2-1 to Watford in the...
Barely an hour after being hired as Leicester's manager, Brendan Rodgers took a seat in the stands at King Power Stadium to have a first good look at his new team.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Brendan Rodgers gave up the opportunity to lead Celtic to a third straight treble in Scotland to take over as Leicester manager in the Premier League on Tuesday.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Claude Puel was fired as Leicester manager on Sunday after six losses in the last seven games, including an embarrassing FA Cup exit.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Ten-man Southampton climbed out of the English Premier League relegation zone as Ralph Hasenhuettl's revolution continued with a 2-1 win at Leicester on Saturday.
James Ward-Prowse's penalty and Shane Long's first goal in nine months earned the victory at King Power Stadium.
Long's strike, in first-half injury time, came just 120 seconds after Yan Valery was sent off for a second bookable offense.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy scored the Premier League's first goal of 2019 to earn Leicester a 1-0 win at Everton in a low-quality match to begin the new year on Tuesday.
In a goal that summed up the home side's sloppy display, Everton winger Theo Walcott misdirected a header from a clearance and teammate Michael Keane then miscontrolled the ball to allow Ricardo Pereira to play in Vardy.
LONDON (AP) — Leicester won at Chelsea for the first time in 18 years after a goal by former England striker Jamie Vardy clinched a surprise 1-0 away victory in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Eden Hazard struck the crossbar in the first half and teammate Marcus Alonso hit the post late on as fourth-placed Chelsea lost at home in the league for the first time this season.
A run of two wins in 12 games led to media speculation that Claude Puel's job as Leicester coach was in jeopardy.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Substitute Jamie Vardy rescued a point for 10-man Leicester as the Foxes fought back to draw 1-1 at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
The forward was only deemed fit enough to be named as a substitute for Leicester following a groin injury, but he fired home a second-half penalty with around 10 minutes left to cancel out Glenn Murray's 15th-minute header.
Leicester was awarded the penalty after Beram Kayal caught the feet of substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.
BANGKOK (AP) — Leicester City manager Claude Puel led his soccer team's players as they arrived Sunday at a Bangkok temple to pay their respects to the club's late owner.
Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when his helicopter crashed Oct. 27 in a parking lot next to the English Premier League club's stadium.
His funeral began Saturday, with other ceremonies scheduled through Nov. 9.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester manager Claude Puel says the result of his team's Premier League match at Cardiff "is not important" as the players attempt to switch their focus to matters on the field following the death of the club's owner in a helicopter crash.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester avoided a third successive English Premier League defeat after a late equalizer from Wilfred Ndidi rescued a 1-1 draw with West Ham at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Manager Claude Puel dropped talismanic striker Jamie Vardy to the Leicester bench and the controversial decision looked to have backfired when his side went behind in the 30th minute. Fabian Balbuena's first goal for West Ham came from a rebound after his diving header bounced off the post.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — England World Cup defender Harry Maguire drilled in a late stoppage-time winner to help Claude Puel get one over his former club as Leicester defeated 10-man Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ryan Bertrand's venomous shot, on his 150th appearance for the club, had put the hosts in front in the 52nd minute before Demarai Gray equalized four minutes later.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy was sent off on his first start of the season for Leicester but the team still eased early-season pressure on manager Claude Puel with a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
The England striker was handed a straight red card for a strong tackle on Wolves right back Matt Doherty, who had earlier scored an own-goal to give Leicester the lead. Vardy followed through in the challenge and made contact with Doherty's lower leg.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester completed the signing of Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion on Friday.
The 2015-16 English Premier League champion paid 3.5 million pounds ($4.7 million) to acquire Evans on a three-year deal.
Evans was available at a reduced price after having a release clause in his contract triggered by West Brom's relegation to English football's second tier.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — West Ham took a giant step toward securing its Premier League survival and piled more pressure on Leicester boss Claude Puel with a 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Puel's team went into the match having won just twice in its last 11 league games. He was not helped on Saturday by the absence of nine players through injury and suspension but midtable Leicester's performance, on a hot afternoon, was lukewarm at best.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy scored late goals as Leicester dented Brighton's Premier League survival hopes with a 2-0 win on Saturday.
Iborra nodded the ball into the bottom right corner in the 83rd minute before Vardy tapped home the second in stoppage time.
Brighton striker Glenn Murray had seen a 77th-minute penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel, while Leicester ended the game with 10 men after Wilfred Ndidi was dismissed for a second yellow card with the score at 1-0.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez resumed training with Leicester on Friday after failing to secure a move in the January transfer window but he is yet to publicly explain his absence.
The Algeria winger missed Leicester's last two Premier League matches and hasn't been training at the club.
"Riyad remains a greatly valued member of Claude Puel's squad and is focused, together with his teammates, on achieving further success," Leicester said.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez will miss a second straight English Premier League game for Leicester, with coach Claude Puel saying the winger needs to "clear his head" after being the subject of a bid from Manchester City late in the January transfer window.
Mahrez has reportedly failed to turn up for Leicester's last three training sessions, and also didn't travel for the 2-1 loss at Everton on Wednesday.
In a first for English soccer, a goal was awarded thanks to the intervention of a video assistant referee as Leicester advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday.
Kelechi Iheanacho's deft finish was ruled out by the assistant referee for offside against the Leicester striker in the 77th minute, only for the decision to be overturned and the goal given by the on-field referee about 70 seconds later on the advice of the VAR.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Leicester manager Claude Puel took revenge on former club Southampton by guiding his new team to a 4-1 win in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Puel was fired by Southampton in the offseason, despite taking the team to a League Cup final and an eight-place finish in the league.
He was given another chance in England's top division by Leicester and he is making the most of it, having won four of his seven games in charge — including the last three — and losing only once.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Leicester snatched a thriller with Newcastle by 3-2 and a third consecutive English Premier League win on Saturday.
Ayoze Perez's own goal four minutes from the end ensured there were contrasting emotions at St. James' Park, as Newcastle's run without a win was extended to seven games.
STOKE, England (AP) — Leicester stayed unbeaten under manager Claude Puel on Saturday while twice wasting the lead in a 2-2 draw with Stoke in the Premier League.
Vicente Iborra and Riyad Mahrez both scored for Leicester, which maintained its attacking potency in the second match under Puel but couldn't keep Stoke out of the net like it did last weekend against Everton.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester won its first game under new manager Claude Puel as it defeated struggling Everton 2-0 on Sunday in the English Premier League.
The recalled Demarai Gray starred as he helped create the opener for Jamie Vardy before adding a fortuitous second himself.
Former Everton player David Unsworth is in caretaker charge of the Toffees following Ronald Koeman's dismissal, but his side's display will have done little for his hopes of getting the job on a permanent basis.
LONDON (AP) — After seeing the instant impact of Claude Puel at Leicester, Everton might be looking to appoint a permanent manager sooner rather than later.
Leicester was reinvigorated on Sunday by Puel's altered team selection and tactics, as it produced a devastating counter-attacking goal on its way to a 2-0 victory over Everton in the English Premier League.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — New season, same old problems for Southampton.
By drawing 0-0 at home to Swansea on Saturday in their opening match of the English Premier League season, Southampton extended its goal drought at St. Mary's stadium to 545 minutes taking in the final six home matches of last season.
"We did everything to win the game but we couldn't," said Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrini, who replaced Claude Puel in the offseason.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as its new manager on Friday, a week after dismissing Claude Puel.
Pellegrino, a 45-year-old Argentine, received a three-year deal.
He left Alaves in May after losing the Copa del Rey final to Barcelona, and guiding his side to ninth in La Liga.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton fired Claude Puel on Wednesday after only one season in charge, with the manager unable to save his job despite leading the Premier League club to its first major final in almost four decades.
In a short statement, the south coast club gave no reason for the decision to terminate the Frenchman's contract with immediate effect.