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2015: Bury left dead as a Dodoo

This week in Leicester City's history (August 21st-27th)

Leicester City v West Ham United - Capital One Cup Third Round
Joe Dodoo was loving the Capital One Cup in 2015
Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

We here at Fosse Posse love to bring you the latest news and opinions on our great football club, which we all love, Leicester City. But we also like to reminisce and look through blue tinted glasses at how our team have come through the last 133 years.

We’ll delve way back and highlight the likes of Arthur Chandler, Frankie Wortho and others, as well as Cup Finals, landmark achievements and moments that have just filled us with joy (and sometimes despair)!

Hello and welcome to another installment of Leicester City history, this time popping back just a few years to 2015.

With the league cup in full swing this week, we take a look at a game which saw a remarkable feat from a young prospect, in what would be a remarkable season all round for the foxes.

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Bury 1 Leicester City 4

After a solid start to the Premiership campaign, a trip to League 1 Bury in the Capital One cup second round may have filled most hardened City fans with a little dread.

This is typically the type of banana skin tie which had caused Leicester to crash out over the years, and with the prospect of the second string visiting Gigg Lane, fans could have expected more of the same.

However, Leicester put out a strong team including the likes of Schlupp and Ulloa, as well as handing debuts to a couple of newcomers, Christian Fuchs and N’golo Kanté, and youngster Joe Dodoo.

Together they helped City take a 2-0 lead into half-time with Dodoo volleying in off the underside of the crossbar for his first before assisting Andrej Kramaric for City’s second.

The men in black (away kit) were pegged back 4 minutes into the second half when Tom Pope setup Danny Mayor to make it 2-1.

City, second in the Premiership at the time, hadn’t lost to Bury in their last 6 meetings in all competitions but had to wait until 4 minutes from the end to finish off the Shakers.

Joe Dodoo did the job by hitting the back of the net after breaking down the right and shooting low across the keeper, then finished off a pass from Schlupp after he’d robbed the keeper just outside the box in the 90th minute.

Dodoo summed up his night on the Guardian website:-

“It’s amazing. I could never have thought this was going to happen. It’s an amazing day,” Dodoo said after the match.

“I have to thank the manager and the players for helping me through the game. The manager gave me an opportunity and a lot of them just talked me through the game … but it’s an amazing feeling. Really amazing.”

Joe went on to make his Premiership debut for the foxes a few days later, coming on as a sub in the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth before also starring and scoring in the next round of the Capital One Cup as they beat West Ham 2-1.

It then seemed Bury were impressed enough to take him on loan for a month during that same season but he failed to make the same impact at Gigg Lane, not scoring in League 1.

His City career however finished last summer, joining the Ibrox revolution as Rangers returned to the Scottish Premiership under Mark Warburton, for a £250,000 development fee.

Celtic v Rangers - Scottish Cup Semi-Final
Joe’s career has stalled a little that day in the cup
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

He’s still waiting to make his impact for the Gers though, after such a blistering start to his career with the foxes. He started just five games last year and has yet to crack the match day squad so far this season, under new manager Pedro Caixinha.

Coming up soon, we have the story of how Peter Taylor somehow got us to the top of the Premiership in 2000 and the month with 3 different managers from the 2007/08 season.

If you want us to highlight anything in this series, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll be more than happy to oblige.