Leicester City defeated Sunderland 2-0 this weekend.
The Foxes, chasing a remarkable Premier League title triumph, moved one step closer to completing the dream with an impressive and hard-fought 2-0 win over struggling Sunderland.
Jamie Vardy grabbed both of the goals for Leicester, the first coming midway through the second half as he capitalised on a long ball over the top and the second in injury time as the hosts pushed forward.
While Vardy will naturally grab the headlines, it was another great team effort and the reward for beating Sunderland was to enter the club’s history books on two separate counts.
5 - Leicester City have kept five consecutive clean sheets in the top-flight for the first time in their history. Flying.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 10, 2016
0 - Sunderland have never lost at home to Leicester City in the Premier League, winning two and drawing three. Hope.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 10, 2016
The Black Cats have previously been a tricky proposition for Leicester on their travels, yet the victory over Sam Allardyce’s men broke a previous record of having never won there in the Premier League.
But the most impressive stat of the day was that the Foxes’ clean sheet was their fifth in succession, and their sixth in their last seven matches as Leicester suddenly become a team able to grind out wins.
It is a great trait for Claudio Ranieri’s side to acquire during the title race, and a number of close victories over the past two months have put them well on their way to their first ever top-flight title.