Preston 0-3 Leicester: 3 Talking Points as the Foxes Secure Championship Title

With promotion already guaranteed, the Foxes headed to the North West on Monday evening to play Preston North End in the penultimate match of the season. City eased past their opponents to secure the Championship title. Here, we look at the main talking points.


Champions at last
Champions at last / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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Irrespective of the outcome of the game, the travelling Blue Army was determined to have a party. Almost 6,000 of them took over the Bill Shankly Kop. It was noisy in the away end.  Scarves were held aloft, blue and white streamers, balloons and even a blow up doll were thrown into the air, flares lit and endless renditions of ‘Straight back up, straight back up Leicester City’ could be heard, along with regular chants ridiculing Leeds for daring to suggest they would overtake the boys from the King Power Stadium. The miserable away days at Leeds, Bristol City, Millwall, and Plymouth were long forgotten. The players, manager and coaching staff stayed on the pitch for a good 30 minutes after the final whistle taking in the adulation of the fans. By the time it ended, all the Preston fans had left. 

Time to reflect

It looked, for a while that a season which started with so much promise would end in disappointment. In the end, the early season plaudits the Foxes received from pundits were justified, as their nearest rivals fell by the wayside and Leicester City came good at exactly the right time. The statistics make good reading for Foxes fans as we enter the last week of the season.A record 8th Championship title, more wins than anyone else, more goals (unless Ipswich score a few in their remaining two matches), fewest goals conceded and the best goal difference. Not a bad tally!