THREE GOALKEEPERS AND SEVEN GOALS: LEICESTER CITY’S GREATEST EVER MATCH by Mark Bishop
Three Goalkeepers and Seven Goals turns the clock back to 1982 for the most memorable match in Leicester City history – a quarter-final FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town that stands without parallel for twists and drama.
Told through the eyes of fictional reporter Bob Johnson, the story brings to life that extraordinary game, as a capacity crowd wedged into the atmospheric Filbert Street witnesses Leicester stage a spectacular 5-2 comeback using three goalkeepers.
Set in an era of macho newsrooms, Thatcher and the Falklands War, the book resurrects a remarkable period in British history.
Hard-nosed newspaperman Johnson thinks he’s seen it all, but his world is turned upside down as one of the lucky fans who witness Leicester’s inspirational comeback, aided by a goal from a young Gary Lineker.
Johnson’s account captures the immense drama of this epic game before tragedy strikes.
In Three Goalkeepers and Seven Goals, Mark Bishop skilfully weaves fact with fiction to honour a match that is part of Leicester City folklore.
(Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd. February 2022. Paperback: 224 pages)