soccer-superJumbo.jpg

Roundup: Decisive Win Over Manchester City Shows Leicester’s Dominance Is No Accident

Photo

Liverpool fans left early in protest over ticket prices during Saturday’s match against Sunderland.

Credit
Carl Recine/Reuters

With a 3-1 win at Manchester City on Saturday, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in May.

From 5,000-1 outsiders for the title in August, Leicester became the 7-4 favorites with several British bookmakers after going five points ahead at the top of the standings.

“I don’t believe in the bookmakers,” Leicester Manager Claudio Ranieri said. “The bookmakers at the beginning said Ranieri would be the first to be sacked. Then?”

Leicester has gone on to lose only two out of 25 league games and to close in on the most astonishing title challenge in the modern English game.

City conceded a score after only three minutes, with Huth pouncing on the ball after Riyad Mahrez’s free kick bounced through the penalty area. Mahrez started the second half by powering a shot past…

Read Story

Translate »