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Leicester v Spurs - magic moment - 'OJ's' thunderbolt!

Posted on 20 August 2015  - 11:30

As we countdown to every Premier League match, we'll turn the clock back to a 'magic moment' from the corresponding fixture - and who saw this coming back in October, 2003?


Mabulelo 'OJ' Mabizela was a man of few words.

But the South African international let his right foot do the talking in spectacular style on our first visit to what was then the Walkers Stadium, now the King Power Stadium, Leicester on October 19, 2003.

Trailing 1-0, 'OJ' hit a thunderbolt into the top corner from 25 yards to level the scores with 79 minutes on the clock.

That set-up a grandstand finish and as we ticked into injury time, Stephane Dalmat took off on a run down the left, struck the post and Fredi Kanoute tapped home the rebound for a 2-1 victory.

"When I saw it coming to me I thought 'here is my opportunity', I just pinged it into the net," said OJ afterwards. "I don't know what I was thinking when it went in, it was just a great moment and, of course, I went straight over to the fans to celebrate with them."

Next week - a magic moment against Everton at home...