Leicester City create history on two counts with win at Sunderland

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Leicester City defeated Sunderland 2-0 this weekend.

Leicester City beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light for the first time in their Premier League history while their fifth clean sheet on the bounce is a new club record in the top flight.

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.

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.

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