Five words can adequately explain how Leicester City – who were comfortably in the relegation zone last season before a late turnaround – are suddenly the number one team in the Premier League: Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Those same five words are in large part why Manchester United were unable to get three points last week when they played against Leicester City, and a fun fact about the Foxes’ stars’ scoring rate could explain why:
Per FourFourTweet, Vardy (14) and Mahrez (10) have combined to score more goals than the entire Man United team combined (20). The number makes sense given the struggles of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial all year.
The Red Devils have been shut out three times at Old Trafford this season while the Foxes have yet to be denied a goal at least once in the Premier League.
Last week Jamie Vardy scored a goal in his 11th consecutive match for Leicester City – his 14th goal of the season – in a draw between Man United and the Foxes. This past Saturday against Swansea City, Mahrez recorded a hat trick to give him 10 goals on the season – making Leicester City the first team of the season to field two players with double-digit goals.
And we haven’t even reached the mid-way point of the season yet…
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