Leicester City earned arguably the biggest win of their dream season in the Premier League by hammering title favourites Manchester City 3-1, at the Etihad Stadium.
Leicester, who initially went six points clear until Tottenham cut the lead by winning, wasted no time in proving that they were up to the challenge of facing their nearest rivals and took the lead after just two minutes.
Riyad Mahrez won a free kick on the right edge of the penalty area and swung over the resulting set piece for Robert Huth to bundle it home via a deflection off Martin Demichelis.
Leicester also found the net inside three minutes upon the resumption of the second half as N’Golo Kante did well to retain possession in midfield before feeding Mahrez, who surged forward and beat Nicolas Otamendi with a step-over before firing past Hart with his weaker right foot
The Foxes made it three on the hour mark and once again it was Huth on target, rising well at the back post to meet Christian Fuchs’s corner and heading back across goal into the far corner.
City did score a late consolation in the 87th minute when Sergio Aguero, who looked offside, met a cross from Premier League debutant Bersant Celina to score his 13th goal in 11 games.
Victory takes Leicester five clear of Tottenham who are in second and eight points clear of Arsenal who face Bournemouth tomorrow.