Fan wins £5,000 after backing Leicester City to be top of #BPL at Christmas

Pavel Lokhovinin

In August, few could have expected Leicester, who were bottom of the table at the same stage last year, to be on the top. But a betting slip has emerged showing that at least one fan considered it to be worth the risk, and they have been richly rewarded.

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Goals from Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki saw the Foxes move five points clear at the top of the table with a win away at Everton with Arsenal and Manchester City set to meet at the Emirates stadium on Monday. But even a win for either side – who are in second and third place respectively – will leave them behind Leicester City going into Boxing Day.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: ‘This has to go down as one of the most incredible winning bets of all time. A fan who had the belief backed his side to defy the odds and the cash couldn’t come at a better time.’

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