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

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterFebruary 6, 2016

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.

[Twitter]

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