'What a time': Leicester City break record in blistering purple patch

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Leicester City broke a club record during their 4-1 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Foxes rolled the clock back four years with another title challenge that gathered more momentum with Vardy netting twice.

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Leicester’s eighth victory in a row set a new record for most consecutive wins for the club.

Fans couldn’t hold back their excitement with the high-flying Foxes mounting a title challenge to the relentless Liverpool.


The problem for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is that Liverpool are eight points in front.

There is still more than half the season remaining and a meeting between the top two on December 26.

"I don't think anyone expects us to be near the top," former Reds boss Rodgers said.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on December 08, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

"After Manchester United won at Manchester City on Saturday, the caption came up about how far City are away from Liverpool (14 points).

"We respect that, we get on with our work and keep developing as a team."

Rodgers knows all about title challenges, winning the Scottish top flight twice with Celtic after falling just short of City in the 2014 title race while managing Liverpool.

He watched from afar as Claudio Ranieri defied 5000-1 odds to win the Premier League for Leicester in 2016.

Youri Tielemans of Leicester City and Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa help each other up after a challenge during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on December 08, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

"We have finished ninth in the last two seasons but today we looked like a top team," Rodgers said.

"It was a real historic day, to surpass the club record of straight wins in the top flight was fantastic for us."

Vardy opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Kelechi Iheanacho doubled the lead four minutes before halftime.

Jack Grealish pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time but Jonny Evans' header after the break restored Leicester's two-goal advantage before Vardy wrapped the game up with 15 minutes left with his 16th of the campaign.

"Jamie is such a top-level player, he is always ready when the chances come," Rodgers said.

"I don't think there's any doubt he isn't going to score."