Friday 9 December 2016

Leicester's record-breaking class of 2015/16

Published 04/05/2016 | 12:06

Leicester captain Wes Morgan has helped the Foxes to a record-breaking title-winning campaign.
Leicester captain Wes Morgan has helped the Foxes to a record-breaking title-winning campaign.

Leicester have stunned the world of football by winning the Barclays Premier League after being 5,000-1 shots at the start of the season.

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They have set an incredible 24 club records during a historic season and, here, Press Association Sport looks at just some of the stand-out feats Claudio Ranieri's side have achieved this term.

It is the first ever top-flight title in the Foxes' 132-year history and beats their highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth in 1999/00 while they have won 22 games so far, eclipsing their previous high of 16 in a single Premier League season.

With 11 home wins they have beaten their Premier League record of 10 set in 1999/00 and 2000/01 while 11 away victories betters the 1997/98 high of seven and contributed to eclipsing their highest points tally of 55. They currently have 77 points with two games left.

With only three defeats to date, City are guaranteed to break their record of fewest losses in a single Premier League season, beating the 11 set in 1997/98.

The Foxes are currently the third-highest scoring side in the top flight this term with 64 - the most goals they have scored in a single Premier League season after netting 55 times in 1999/00.

Leicester have broken their record of consecutive Premier League wins, which now stands at five, and they have also gone a club-best of 10 games unbeaten, which could be extended if they avoid defeat against Everton on Saturday.

They have lost just once at the King Power Stadium this season, setting a new record of 14 consecutive home games unbeaten.

Consecutive home clean sheets was another record broken that spoke volumes of City's defensive displays, with five set at the King Power Stadium against Manchester City, Bournemouth, Stoke, Liverpool and Norwich.

Only three teams, Manchester City, Bournemouth and Liverpool, have stopped Leicester from scoring this season and they netted in 18 straight games from the 5-1 win against QPR on the final day of last season to their 3-2 win at Everton in December.

Alongside their highest-ever Premier League finish is their highest final position in England's top flight, with the Foxes previously finishing second in the 1928/29 season.

The 21 victories earned in the 1928/29 and 1965/66 seasons have also been eclipsed, with 22 top-flight wins also accompanying the Premier League record.

City have set a new club record of 11 away top-flight wins - nine coming in the 1965/66 season - as well as their fewest top-flight defeats, with 10 in the 1962/63 and 1975/76 campaigns.

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