Leicester City's 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday may not have been pretty but it was incredibly significant in the Premier League title race.
With Tottenham and Arsenal sharing the spoils in a feisty north London derby earlier in the day, Leicester took their opportunity to go five points clear with only nine games remaining.
No one can deny that the Foxes are now outright favourites to win the Premier League, which is exactly why Ladbrokes have just handed the biggest cash out in history to one hopeful punter.
Offering 5000/1 at the beginning of the season, one football fan believed he saw something special in Claudio Ranieri's men. He or she placed a massive £50 on them becoming champions, which had the potential to earn them an incredible £250,000.
However, they could not resist the chance to take the money and run after Ladbrokes offered them £72,000. Confirming the news on Twitter, the bookmakers claim it is an industry record cash out.
While they may have forfeited £178,000 in doing so, they must feel like they have won the lottery. £72,000 is a huge amount of money for anyone and cashing out is certainly the sensible thing to do.
Throw it away
But it does look like Leicester will have to throw it away if they are not to win the title. Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have been sensational up front with the former scoring the winner at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Mahrez has now scored or assisted 26 goals in 28 appearances in the Premier League while Vardy leads the Golden Boot race with 19 goals. As long as they stay fit, they have every chance of winning the title.
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