Leicester City create Premier League history with victory at Everton

Leicester City

Leicester City defeated Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park.

Leicester City became the first ever Premier League team to be bottom of the table on Christmas Day one season and then top the table exactly one year later in the ensuing campaign.

The Foxes have been absolutely phenomenal this season, securing a number of victories against the odds and challenging the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table.

With each passing week pundits and observers alike predict their fine run to end, yet their displays in contrast seem to get better and better as they learn to cope with the pressure.

After defeating Chelsea 2-1 at the King Power Stadium, many felt their double header on Merseyside against Everton and Liverpool would prove a challenge too far over the busy festive period.

However, another counterattacking masterclass from the Foxes saw them overcome Everton 3-2 in a pulsating game and guarantee their spot on top of the pile on Christmas Day.

Amazingly, it comes exactly one year after they spent the previous festive period in last place and staring relegation in the face following a run of six losses in succession.

The turnaround has been nothing short of extraordinary, with their form starting at the back-end of last season and boss Claudio Ranieri keeping the same philosophy upon his arrival.

Two Riyad Mahrez penalties and a Shinji Okazaki strike proved enough for Leicester at Goodison Park and now they’ll head to Anfield seeking another memorable victory.

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