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Sunday 25 September 2016

Leicester - The title in numbers

Published 03/05/2016 | 13:21

Leicester have stunned the world by winning the Premier League
Leicester have stunned the world by winning the Premier League

1 - Team has beaten Leicester home and away this season - Arsenal.

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2 - Father-son combinations have now won the Premier League. Peter and Kasper Schmeichel for Manchester United and Leicester follow Ian Wright (Arsenal) and Shaun Wright-Phillips (Chelsea).

6 - Points that separated Leicester from the relegation zone at the end of last season. They finished 14th.

11 - Successive games in which Jamie Vardy scored, setting a Premier League record against Manchester United in November.

14 - Games Leicester have won by a one-goal margin.

22 - Promotions and relegations experienced by Leicester in their 132-year history.

28 - Goals Riyad Mahrez has directly contributed to, including 17 goals and 11 assists.

38 - Years since the last first-time winner in the top flight, when Nottingham Forest were crowned champions in 1978.

40 - More points amassed than at this stage last season when Leicester had 37. They now have 77.

48 - Seasons in the top flight before winning the league, beating Derby's previous record of 46 when they won the first division in 1972.

158 - Tackles made by N'Golo Kante this season, the highest in the Barclays Premier League.

666 - Thousand people now follow Leicester's official Twitter account, still considerably less than Tottenham (1.49million), Chelsea (6.87million) and Manchester United (7.57million).

5,000 - To one were the odds bookmakers were offering on Leicester to win the league at the start of the season.

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