Leicester congratulated for Forest goal

Leicester have been congratulated by the Football League for their act of sportsmanship against Nottingham Forest.

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Football was the winner at the City Ground on Tuesday night when Gary Megson's side showed generosity and still got the reward of a Carling Cup victory over their east midlands rivals.

Three weeks earlier the second-round tie between the sides was abandoned amid fears that Leicester defender Clive Clarke would lose his life after collapsing in the dressing room at half-time.

Forest were leading 1-0 at the time but when the game was played again, the Foxes insisted that they gift the home side the goal from which they had led.

From the kick-off Leicester stood to one side to allow goalkeeper Paul Smith to stroll through and give Forest back their advantage.

Football league head of communications John Nagle said: "Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney contacted Leicester City chief executive Tim Davies this morning to congratulate the club on their act of sportsmanship against Nottingham Forest.

"Leicester's actions are a demonstration of football at its very best and they reflect extremely well on the game."

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