Nigel Pearson’s Leicester City equal Liverpool’s long-standing Premier League record

Former Premier League strugglers Leicester City have been in superb form over the past six weeks.

Leicester City became the first team since Liverpool in 2006 to record six consecutive Saturday afternoon victories after they downed Southampton 2-0 at the King Power stadium.

Eight weeks ago, the Foxes appeared as good as relegated as they recorded a miserable 19 points from their opening 28 Premier League matches.

A lack of quality at both ends of the pitch was ultimately their biggest problem, despite the fact that their overall play was hardly reminiscent of a team struggling at the foot of the table.

However, perfectly timed and against the odds, Nigel Pearson’s side have started to curb that profligacy in both boxes and positive results have ultimately ensued.

Victories against West Ham, West Brom, Swansea City, Burnley, Newcastle United and Southampton over the past eight weeks have propelled the Foxes up to 15th in the table and they appear to be certainties to survive.

Yet, remarkably their six victories in seven matches have all fallen on a Saturday afternoon, matching a Premier League record set by Liverpool nine seasons ago.

On that occasion, the Reds were managed by Rafa Benitez and recorded an impressive run of victories which helped the side claim a top four spot and subsequent Champions League football.

Such records are normally associated with teams at the top of the table, making the Foxes’ achievements all the more surprising given their starting position.

As we approach the season finale, the East Midlands outfit have the chance to eclipse the Reds’ record altogether if they beat relegation-threatened Sunderland at the Stadium of Light next Saturday.

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