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In one of the best matches ever witnessed at Wembley Stadium, Swindon beat Leicester 4-3 in the First Division Play-Off Final of 1993, to gain promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history. Despite taking a three goal lead in an eleven minute spell starting just before halftime through player manager Glenn Hoddle, Craig Maskell and Shaun Taylor, the Town were pegged back to 3-3 in Leicester's own eleven minute spell that started just five minutes after Taylor had scored the Town's third. With just five minutes remaining, Steve White was adjudged to have been fouled in the area, and Paul Bodin converted the resulting penalty to win the Town promotion.

Two years earlier, the two sides met in a relegation clash in one of Glenn Hoddle's first games as Town boss, and the teams produced another seven goal epic. Town midfield hardman Steve Foley scored a hat-trick, and tried to claim another that was accredited as an own goal to Leicester's Tony James - Swindon eventually winning the game 5-2, a result that ensured their First Division status.

Three matches at Leicester between 1987 and 1990 were dubbed as the "Nightmare on Filbert Street" trilogy by Town fanzine Bring The Noise!, when in each match the Town took the lead, only to squander it having had players dismissed amidst some terrible refereeing performances. In November 1987, the Town were 1-0 up through Bobby Barnes before Steve Foley was sent off just before half-time for a second bookable offence - despite this, Jimmy Quinn extended the lead to 2-0 midway through the second half. Swindon held this lead right up until the 82nd minute, when substitute Ramsey pulled one back, and they went on to concede two more goals in the last two minutes to lose the game 3-2. Then, in October 1988, Swindon took a three goal lead in the first 26 minutes, before Foley was again sent off just after half time. In a crazy ten minute spell in the second half, Gary McAllister netted a controversial penalty, Phil King scored an own goal, and McAllister scored again to level the scores - shortly after, midfielder Tom Jones was also dismissed, though the Town managed to hold out for the draw with nine men. Incredibly, the pattern continued in 1990, when Swindon were reduced to ten men just three minutes into the game when David Kerslake received his marching orders, but the Town still took a two goal lead through Duncan Shearer and Steve White. Ally Mauchlen reduced the arrears with nineteen minutes to go, before Marc North equalised for the Foxes in the last minute to complete a strange trio of matches.

 
 

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Swindon's record versus Leicester City in the selected competitions:

COMPETITION P W D L Pens
Won
Pens
Lost
F A SR%
All competitions 20 5 8 7 0 0 34 37 45.0%
League (inc. playoffs) 19 5 8 6 0 0 34 35 47.4%
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.0%

Biggest victory in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
27 APR 1991 LGE Leicester City (Home) 5 - 2 Foley 3, Hazard (pen), James (og) 10,404 Media  Match Centre

Biggest defeat in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
28 JAN 2012 FAC Leicester City (Away) 0 - 2 - 19,942 Match Centre
20 DEC 1992 LGE Leicester City (Away) 2 - 4 Hazard, Walsh (og) 15,088 Media  Match Centre
18 JAN 1992 LGE Leicester City (Away) 1 - 3 Bodin 14,226 Media  Match Centre
14 NOV 1970 LGE Leicester City (Away) 1 - 3 Noble 26,063 Forum Match Centre

Highest attendance in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
31 MAY 1993 PO Leicester City (Neutral) 4 - 3 Hoddle, Maskell, Taylor, Bodin (pen) 73,802 Media  Match Centre

Lowest attendance in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
28 FEB 1989 LGE Leicester City (Home) 2 - 1 Shearer, Jones (pen) 7,456 Media  Match Centre

 

Player records for STFC vs. Leicester City in the selected competitions:

MOST APPEARANCES TOP GOALSCORERS SUCCESS % (minimum five apps)
PLAYER APPS  
Colin CALDERWOOD 11  
Fraser DIGBY 11  
Ross MACLAREN 9  
Steve WHITE 5 (+4)  
Paul BODIN 7 (+1)  
PLAYER GOALS  
Steve FOLEY 3  
Jimmy QUINN 3  
Bobby BARNES 2  
Paul BODIN 2  
Simon COX 2  
PLAYER SR%  
Jon GITTENS 70.0%  
Steve FOLEY 64.3%  
Fraser DIGBY 59.1%  
Tom JONES 58.3%  
Duncan SHEARER 58.3%  
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Player records for Leicester City vs. STFC in the selected competitions: (no data available for opposition in non-league competitions)

MOST APPEARANCES TOP GOALSCORERS SUCCESS % (minimum five apps)
PLAYER APPS  
Steve WALSH 10  
Gary MILLS 8  
Paul REID 8  
David OLDFIELD 6 (+2)  
Ali MAUCHLEN 7  
PLAYER GOALS  
Gary MCALLISTER 3  
Tommy WRIGHT 3  
Jermaine BECKFORD 2  
Julian JOACHIM 2  
David LOWE 2  
PLAYER SR%  
Paul RAMSEY 60.0%  
Richard SMITH 60.0%  
Tommy WRIGHT 60.0%  
Gary MILLS 50.0%  
David OLDFIELD 50.0%  
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Links with STFC - men who have served both clubs:


 
 

DATE PLAYER   CLUB / TRANSFER DETAIL
Summer 1903 Sep ATTERBURY IN Leicester Fosse
1905 Archie LING IN Leicester Fosse
JUN 1957 Peter CHAMBERLAIN IN Leicester City
1 JAN 1984 Ian ANDREWS IN Leicester City
(loan)
1 FEB 1984 Ian ANDREWS OUT Leicester City
(loan return)
20 JUN 1988 Jimmy QUINN OUT Leicester City
£210,000
17 MAR 2003 Junior LEWIS IN Leicester City
(loan)
18 APR 2003 Junior LEWIS OUT Leicester City
(loan return)
1 JUL 2003 Jon STEVENSON IN Leicester City
(unattached)
21 OCT 2003 Junior LEWIS IN Leicester City
(loan)
23 NOV 2003 Junior LEWIS OUT Leicester City
(loan return)

 

All match details from the selected competitions::

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
28 JAN 2012 FAC Leicester City (Away) 0 - 2 - 19,942 Match Centre
14 FEB 2009 LGE Leicester City (Away) 1 - 1 Cox 19,926 Media  Match Centre
15 NOV 2008 LGE Leicester City (Home) 2 - 2 Cox, Corr 9,499 Media  Match Centre
31 MAY 1993 PO Leicester City (Neutral) 4 - 3 Hoddle, Maskell, Taylor, Bodin (pen) 73,802 Media  Match Centre
17 APR 1993 LGE Leicester City (Home) 1 - 1 Taylor 15,428 Media  Match Centre
20 DEC 1992 LGE Leicester City (Away) 2 - 4 Hazard, Walsh (og) 15,088 Media  Match Centre
18 JAN 1992 LGE Leicester City (Away) 1 - 3 Bodin 14,226 Media  Match Centre
17 AUG 1991 LGE Leicester City (Home) 0 - 0 - 12,426 Media  Match Centre
27 APR 1991 LGE Leicester City (Home) 5 - 2 Foley 3, Hazard (pen), James (og) 10,404 Media  Match Centre
24 OCT 1990 LGE Leicester City (Away) 2 - 2 Shearer, White 9,592 Media  Match Centre
31 MAR 1990 LGE Leicester City (Home) 1 - 1 Spearing (og) 8,561 Media  Match Centre
21 OCT 1989 LGE Leicester City (Away) 1 - 2 McLoughlin 8,547 Media  Match Centre
28 FEB 1989 LGE Leicester City (Home) 2 - 1 Shearer, Jones (pen) 7,456 Media  Match Centre
26 OCT 1988 LGE Leicester City (Away) 3 - 3 King, White, Henry 9,271 Media  Match Centre
2 APR 1988 LGE Leicester City (Home) 3 - 2 Quinn 2, Barnes 9,450 Match Centre
7 NOV 1987 LGE Leicester City (Away) 2 - 3 Barnes, Quinn (pen) 8,346 Match Centre
13 MAR 1971 LGE Leicester City (Home) 0 - 1 - 17,979 Forum Match Centre
14 NOV 1970 LGE Leicester City (Away) 1 - 3 Noble 26,063 Forum Match Centre
17 JAN 1970 LGE Leicester City (Away) 2 - 0 Horsfield 2 24,378 Forum Match Centre
27 SEP 1969 LGE Leicester City (Home) 1 - 1 Noble 22,352 Forum Match Centre

Minor competitions and friendly matches in the database:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
1 AUG 1998 FRN Leicester City (Home) 1 - 2 Walters 3,194 Match Centre