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Leicester City fan on the verge of winning £5000 on incredible bet

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Leicester City's triumph over reigning champions Chelsea put them within touching distance of being top of the Premier League table for Christmas.

It is a situation that no one in the world could have envisaged at the start of the campaign. Well, except one incredibly ambitious Foxes fan.

Known only as @WillKirwaan_ – per his Twitter handle – he is set for a very Merry Christmas if Leicester can beat Everton this coming weekend as Ladbrokes will be paying him £5000.


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Why? Because on August 8, when Leicester were amongst the favourites for relegation, he put £5 on his team to be leading the pack at Christmas.

Even Ladbrokes thought it was easy money, offering him 1000/1 odds and they probably thought their money was pretty safe. Well, it isn't.

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The deal-breakers

When Leicester travel to Goodison Park for Saturday's clash, they know a win will guarantee top spot on Christmas Day. However, anything other than that and Arsenal will have the chance to overtake them with a win over Manchester City on Monday night.

Even a draw won't be good enough if the Gunners beat City as Leicester will agonisingly slip down into second on goal difference alone.

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Of course, with an injury crisis at the Emirates, a victory for Arsene Wenger's men is far from certain and a draw will see Leicester stay top regardless of what they achieve against Everton. Finally, if Manchester City are to win, then Leicester must at least avoid defeat.

Needless to say, @WillKirwaan_ faces a nerve-racking weekend.

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