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Leicester City: Fans reminisce about absolute screamer from Alan Birchenall

Leicester City: Fans reminisce about absolute screamer from Alan Birchenall

Many Leicester City fans have responded to a club tweet which remembers a classic goal from 1973.

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On 13th October 1973, Alan Birchenall scored an absolute screamer against Leeds United in a 2-2 thriller.

Many fans responded positively to the tweet, most notably fans who remember Alan Birchenall as an important player for Leicester over six seasons. Lots of the older generation of Leicester fans thanked ‘Birchy’ for his dedication to the club and also for scoring a goal which reminded some of them of their youth.

It was 46 years ago that he scored the goal, as Leicester managed to earn a point at Filbert Street. Accompanying Birchenall in that team were many other legends, with the XI being Peter Shilton, Dave Whitworth, Alan Woollett, Malcolm Munro, Dennis Rofe, Jon Sammels, Keith Weller, Mike Stringfellow, Frank Worthington and of course Alan Birchenall.

The club website says that this team is all synonymous with a ‘halcyon’ era at the club, but Mr Birchenall is not a player that needs an introduction – with the attacking midfielder being a club ambassador after amassing 163 appearances and raising funds for charity and dedicating himself to the club.

Here are some of the replies from fans below…

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