Memorable Match: Manchester City 1-3 Leicester City - Foxes stun title rivals to extend lead at the top of the table
Robert Huth of Leicester celebrates after scoring their 3rd goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images)

Leicester City travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on Sunday afternoon as the Foxes look to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have taken maximum points from their opening two league games against West Bromwich Albion and Burnley. They now face their first real challenge of the season against Pep Guardiola’s Citizens.

There have been plenty of entertaining games between these two sides, but one of their standout fixtures came back in February 2016 as Leicester looked to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.

A dream start

Leicester headed into this game knowing the importance of the result on their season. If the Foxes were to lose, the title race would remain wide open. But if they were to pull off a miracle and win, the dream of winning the Premier League title would head closer towards becoming a reality.

Within three minutes, Foxes fans could hardly believe their eyes. Riyad Mahrez delivered a powerful free-kick towards the near post and Robert Huth met the cross, tapping the ball in to give Leicester the lead.

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Three points sealed

Only three minutes into the second half, the lead was doubled. Mahrez turned from provider to scorer as he skipped over the challenge of Nicolas Otamendi and fired a superb shot past Joe Hart. This helped to relieve any pressure and provided another shock as the Foxes proved that they were up for the title fight.

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Leicester managed to maintain this lead after some Manchester City pressure and then on the hour mark they secured the three points.

Christian Fuchs whipped a delightful corner into the area and Huth headed back across goal and into the top corner, wheeling away in celebration after scoring an extremely unlikely brace.

Late consolation doesn’t stop Leicester celebrations

Sergio Aguero managed to get a late goal to pull one back for the Citizens but Leicester would ultimately cruise to victory and extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

This was a huge step towards the title and made neutrals finally become aware of the fact that the Foxes were true challengers for the top spot.

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As Leicester players and fans look back on this amazing season, many of them use this game as an example to show when they started to believe that they could really pull off a miracle.

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