Belfast Telegraph

Leicester can hold on and win the title: Ulloa

By Staff Reporter

Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa claims anything is now possible after the unexpected Barclays Premier League leaders sensationally thrashed Manchester City to establish themselves as title favourites.

The Foxes ran out comprehensive 3-1 winners at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to fire out the strongest warning yet that their surprise title challenge is a genuine one.

Leicester - 5,000/1 outsiders at the start of the season - are five points clear at the top with 13 games remaining and now the side most fancied by bookmakers, at odds of 7/4, to take the crown.

It has been a remarkable rise and, with the Etihad win coming just four days after a highly impressive defeat of Liverpool, there seems little sign of them slowing down.

Striker Ulloa said: "After this everything is possible, but we need to fight the same and play with the same mentality and spirit. After that we will wait to see what happens at the end of the season."

The game was billed as the biggest of the season so far, but only Leicester rose to the challenge. Robert Huth bundled in the opener after three minutes and the home side were continually cut open.

Riyad Mahrez scored a brilliant, and deserved, second goal soon after the break and Huth put the result beyond doubt with a firm header on the hour.

City, with the feel-good factor surrounding Pep Guardiola's summer arrival completely shattered, could muster just one late consolation from Sergio Aguero.

Attitudes to Leicester have noticeably shifted. No longer are they regarded as underdogs likely to run out of steam, but as serious contenders.

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