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Arsenal fans fuming at Martin Atkinson after Leicester penalty

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Leicester City have been the surprise package of the season so far - and their fairytale story shows no sign of ending any time soon.

The Foxes are in action against Arsenal this afternoon at the Emirates Stadium, and with recent wins against Liverpool and Manchester City under their belt it's no surprise to see them going for the kill against the Gunners.

The entertaining game took a twist on the stroke of half time when referee Martin Atkinson awarded Claudio Ranieri's side a penalty, after defender Nacho Monreal seemed to bring down Jamie Vardy in the box - although replays suggested contact was minimal. You can check out the incident and the best reaction below.

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To make matters worse for the home side, Leicester defender Wes Morgan appeared to bring down Mesut Ozil in the Arsenal attack that eventually led to the visitors' opening goal.

Arsenal fans sang 'you don't know what you're doing to Atkinson as half-time approached, while there were also resounding boos for the referee's performance.

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Leicester are currently five points clear at the top of the table, ahead of both Arsenal and their north London rivals Tottenham.

Today is the last time that Ranieri's side take on a top four rival before the end of the season, and the bookmakers have them as favourites to win the title in what would be the biggest upset in Premier League history.

Reports this morning claim the club's Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will reward the squad with a trip to Las Vegas with £1 million spending money should they pull off the impossible.

Can Leicester really win the title this season?

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