This time last year Leicester City were on 17 points and bottom of the Premier League. Fast forward to today and the Foxes are sitting proudly on top of the pile after a stunning 3-1 victory over their closest title rivals Man City.
The league leaders had a great start and were ahead in the third minute when a Riyad Mahrez free kick was flicked past Joe Hart by defender Robert Huth. Man City had all the possession for the rest of the first half but it was the Foxes who looked most dangerous on the break, with Vardy being put through on goal a number of times.
Three minutes after the break, Kante drove forward from the halfway line before playing a slick pass to Mahrez. The Algerian then beat Demichelis with a lovely step over dummy before finishing into the net. Then on the hour mark, defender Christian Fuchs whipped in a cross and Huth doubled his tally by looping a header into the top corner. In the 89th Aguero turned in a cross from close range to make it 3-1. In the last few seconds it was heart in mouth time for Danny Simpson as his back pass found Aguero but the Argentine couldn’t find the net.
In Saturday’s other matches, after taking a 2-0 lead the Liverpool defence must’ve walked out with the fans (who were protesting about ticket prices) and in the end drew 2-2 with Sunderland. Everton beat Stoke 3-0, Spurs recorded a 1-0 win against Watford and Aston Villa were victorious over Norwich 2-0. On Sunday, Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-0 thanks to goals from Ozil and Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Chelsea drew with Man United after Diego Costa scored a 90th minute equaliser to cancel out Jesse Lingard’s superb opener.
Now Leicester have beaten Man City, Tottenham and Liverpool since Christmas I believe the league is theirs to lose. They top the table by 5 points and are playing with so much confidence and freedom. With Mahrez and Vardy now back amongst the goals the Foxes have an incredible chance of breaking that Chelsea, Man City and Man United stranglehold on the Premier League title. Who says money buys success?!