Aug 8, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium

4-2

Vardy (11'), Mahrez (18', 24' pen.), Albrighton (66')
Vardy (49'), Schlupp (91')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Defoe (60'), Fletcher (71')
Rodwell (17'), Jones (42'), Kaboul (73'), Coates (85')
Result: Leicester ease past Sunderland in opener
Result: Leicester ease past Sunderland in opener
Leicester City cruise past Sunderland in the opening day of the Premier League season courtesy of a 4-2 win to get Claudio Ranieri's reign off to the perfect start.
Reaction
Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City during the Pre Season Friendlly match between Lincoln City and Leicester City at Sincil Bank Stadium on July 21, 2015
Kasabian guitarist amazed Claudio Ranieri used band's song to fire up players
Kasabian guitarist Serge says that hearing Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri played one of the band's songs to his players is better than winning a music award.
Aug 13, 15:27
Sebastian Larsson of Sunderland goes past the challenge from Alexandre Song of West Ham during the Barclays Premier League match on December 13, 2014
Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson devastated by opening-day defeat
Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson admits that the team's opening-day defeat to Leicester City was tough to take.
Aug 13, 13:18
Jack Rodwell for Sunderland on January 1, 2015
Sunderland's Jack Rodwell: 'We killed ourselves in 30 mins against Leicester'
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell says that he and his teammates 'killed themselves' in the first 30 minutes against Leicester City when they let in three goals.
Aug 10, 07:28
Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City during the Pre Season Friendlly match between Lincoln City and Leicester City at Sincil Bank Stadium on July 21, 2015
Claudio Ranieri: 'Leicester City players were inspired by Kasabian'
New Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri claims that he used Kasabian's song "Fire" to inspire his Foxes players to their 4-2 Premier League win over Sunderland.
Aug 9, 14:30
Steven Fletcher for Sunderland on January 24, 2015
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher: 'We have to bounce back next week'
Sunderland forward Steven Fletcher admits that his side have to bounce back from their opening-day loss to Leicester City when they play Norwich City next week.
Aug 9, 02:10
Sunderland Manager Dick Advocaat watches on during a pre season friendly between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park on July 9, 2015
Dick Advocaat concerned by Sunderland performance
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat admits that his side's 4-2 defeat to Leicester City leaves him concerned.
Aug 8, 19:51
Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City during the Pre Season Friendlly match between Lincoln City and Leicester City at Sincil Bank Stadium on July 21, 2015
Claudio Ranieri: 'Win was better than my first Chelsea game'
Claudio Ranieri says that Leicester City's win over Sunderland was better than his first game in charge of Chelsea 15 years ago.
Aug 8, 17:55
Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City during the Pre Season Friendlly match between Lincoln City and Leicester City at Sincil Bank Stadium on July 21, 2015
Marc Albrighton: 'Claudio Ranieri has brought fresh ideas to Leicester City'
Claudio Ranieri has brought "fresh ideas" to Leicester City, says Foxes winger Marc Albrighton.
Aug 8, 17:28
The Match
Player Ratings
strong>Sports Mole looks at who shone and who struggled as Leicester City beat Sunderland 4-2 in their Premier League opener at the King Power Stadium.
Analysis
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Sunderland, which finished 4-2 to the Foxes.
Match Report
Leicester City cruise past Sunderland in the opening day of the Premier League season courtesy of a 4-2 win to get Claudio Ranieri's reign off to the perfect start.
Live Commentary
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the opening Premier League match between Leicester City and Sunderland, which finished 4-2 to the Foxes.
HT Report
Leicester City dominate the first half against Sunderland as they hold a 3-0 lead in their Premier League opener at the King Power Stadium.
Team News
Shinji Okazaki is handed his debut for Leicester City in their Premier League opener at the King Power Stadium against Sunderland.
Preview
Sports Mole takes a closer look at both sides ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Leicester City and Sunderland.
Head to Head
May 16, 2015 3pm
Nov 22, 2014 3pm
Jan 1, 2007 3pm
Leicester
0-2
Sunderland

Kenton (47')
Connolly (83'), Hysén (79')
Whitehead (53')
Sep 16, 2006 3pm
Sunderland
1-1
Leicester
Hysén (66')
Fryatt (48')
Fryatt (41')
Apr 23, 2005 3pm
Sunderland
2-1
Leicester
Caldwell (60'), Stewart (23')
Wright (45'), Robinson (45'), Brown (56')
Maybury (5')
Gudjonsson (47'), Dublin (56')



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Watford84311313015
5Chelsea8413138513
6Arsenal84131210213
7Burnley834186213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
11Southampton823379-29
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
16Everton8224513-88
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
19Bournemouth8116412-84
20Crystal Palace8107218-163