Twitter Reacts as Leicester City Stun Manchester City to Boost Title Chances

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 6, 2016

Leicester City's German defender Robert Huth (C) celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (L) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 6, 2016.  / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Leicester City produced a stunning performance to beat Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium and truly confirm their status as genuine title contenders.

The game got off to a sensational start when a combination of Robert Huth and Martin Demichelis turned the ball into Joe Hart's net within three minutes:

3' - Manchester City 0-1 Leicester City

Home fans at the Etihad right now... pic.twitter.com/BPcYAylrfC

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 6, 2016

Martín Demichelis just unable to cope with the searing pace of big Robert Huth.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 6, 2016

The visitors started the day three points clear at the top of the Premier League, with the early goal prompting disbelief among fans of all clubs:

This isn’t right. The universe isn’t going to like this. Nice things can’t happen. This is wrong. This is wrong. This is wrong.

— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) February 6, 2016

“We are staying up!” chant the Leicester fans, who look as baffled and over-excited and freaked out as everyone else.

— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) February 6, 2016

Leicester...
It's now getting ridiculous. #MCFCvLCFC

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 6, 2016

When Leicester fans realise they can win the #BPL..... #MCILEI pic.twitter.com/Axr7S583dX

— Unibet (@unibet) February 6, 2016

I keep waiting for this Leicester bubble to burst....

— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) February 6, 2016

"I remember when United used to attack like Leicester City." #thingsyoudontexpecttosay

— Andy Green (@andersred) February 6, 2016

When you realise that Leicester can actually win the whole thing... #MCILEI pic.twitter.com/ieh8pfLcsY

— 888sport (@888sport) February 6, 2016

Even if Leicester don't win the league, they're still going to be in the CL next season. Do you know how crazy that is?

— Nicole (@NickiDupre) February 6, 2016

Even Wes Morgan was getting involved on the pitch:

I've just seen Wes Morgan waltz past three Manchester City players, convinced this season is fake and I'm just dreaming.

— Liam (@OffsideLiam) February 6, 2016

Is this match real? It can't be. Wes Morgan is storming through the Man City midfield.

— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) February 6, 2016

Leicester were loving it:

In other news, a Leicester fan has just created this new chant... (via @soccer_reddit) pic.twitter.com/Ljhk2RJhUR

— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) February 6, 2016

Leicester continuing to make a mockery out of all these underachieving, big spending clubs. What a story.

— amar singh (@amarjourno) February 6, 2016

And the Foxes were 2-0 up shortly into the second half, courtesy of Riyad Mahrez:

All right forget all that Mahrez is a golden god who owns football

— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) February 6, 2016

Best underdog in a beanie story since.... pic.twitter.com/Hb3pFByryy

— Kay Murray (@KayLMurray) February 6, 2016

Imagine being @GaryLineker on MOTD if Leicester win the league. Just imagine it. pic.twitter.com/ZQHp2ZG7yZ

— Phil Taggart (@philytaggart) February 6, 2016

Huth then made it 3-0 after 60 minutes:

YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE HUTH!

— Billy Dunmore (@Dunmoreorless) February 6, 2016

For Manchester City, it wasn't pretty:

The theory that #MCFC would be invigorated by the appointment of Pep Guardiola isn't really working out...

— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) February 6, 2016

Lame duck manager, lame duck captain. Short-term Pep effect. In some ways today is best thing for City. Someone *has* to get a grip quick

— Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) February 6, 2016

While some were suggesting manager Pep Guardiola may be experiencing a change of heart:

Pep Guardiola walking into #MCFC like #MCILEI pic.twitter.com/MUWj65SXFG

— Unibet (@unibet) February 6, 2016

Pepe Guardiola's plane to Manchester... https://t.co/AFBVD2z6s6

— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) February 6, 2016

Pep Guardiola on his way to Manchester..https://t.co/awOg8jthxT

— Football Vines (@FootballVines) February 6, 2016

People were finally starting to believe Leicester's challenge was real:

Every single football fan watching this match... https://t.co/gJb5BlDzac

— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) February 6, 2016

We for one welcome our new Leicester overlords

— The Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) February 6, 2016

They're going to do it, aren't they? #LCFC pic.twitter.com/yZtQxyXwIW

— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) February 6, 2016

"I joined Leicester because I want to play Champions League football" is something that actual footballers are going to say in real life.

— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) February 6, 2016

What sort of idiot would have tweeted this garbage back in May 2014? 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zlPCvwWHRr

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 6, 2016

Sources telling me Xavi is watching Drinkwater compilations at the moment. More to follow.

— TikiTactic (@TikiTactic) February 6, 2016

As a truly astonishing story completed another chapter:

When trying to judge how big a shock a Leicester title win would be, don't use the word since. There is no since, apart from since time began

— Bruce Millington (@brucemillington) February 6, 2016

If Leicester win the league, it would be the greatest achievement in English football history, maybe all football.

— Rob Smyth (@robsmyth0) February 6, 2016

Claudio Ranieri lifting the Premier League trophy aloft at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the season for Leicester. #narrative

— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) February 6, 2016

Sergio Aguero got one back for City late, but Leicester held on for an astonishing victory.

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