St. George’s Park played host to Premier League champions Leicester City’s under-23 team this weekend as they took on their Liverpool counterparts in the Premier League International Cup.
Leicester faced their fellow Premier League 2 side at the home of England’s 24 national teams in Burton-Upon-Trent in Staffordshire with the final score settling at 2-1 in favour of the Foxes. Neither team made the play-offs following a mix of draws and defeats with their group C opposition, Wolfsburg II and FC Porto B.
This is the third year of the International Cup, which sees 24 teams from England and Europe battle it out to become the champions.
The two teams are the latest to enjoy the flagship Midlands complex, with FC Barcelona, British Basketball, England Rugby Union, England Rugby League, GB Hockey and the Argentinian and Irish Rugby Union teams among those benefiting from the full-service experience on offer while training or playing matches at the site.
Leicester City Under-23s manager Steve Beaglehole said: "The reputation of St. George’s Park is of course an excellent one and being able to play on the same pitches and enjoy the same facilities as the English national team is a fantastic and inspiring experience for these players.
"The aim of the cup is to test them against a range of styles from across the continent, so to do that than at a world-class venue like this one has been brilliant for our lads."
Holly Murdoch, General Manager at St. George’s Park, said: "With 13 external pitches, five of which have floodlighting and undersoil heatingfacilities at St. George’s Park enable us to host not only elite training camps, but regular matches for a wide range of sports throughout the year.
"The cup has a history of delivering exciting encounters and this game was no exception. We look forward to seeing the future talent from these two great English football clubs progress and hope to welcome many of them back as part of the first and national teams in years to come."