Leicester City on course to break Premier League record for lowest goal difference as champions

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Leicester City are on course to break a 19-year-old Premier League record previously held by Manchester United, providing they finish the current campaign as champions.

A 1-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday saw the Foxes move seven points clear of nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur with just six fixtures left to play.

The result was also Leicester's fourth consecutive 1-0 win in the Premier League, with Claudio Ranieri's men fast emerging as 1-0 specialists this season.


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And it's these narrow victories that have seen the Foxes move ever closer to setting a new Premier League record.

After 32 games, Leicester sit top of the Premier League with a goal difference of 24, which is not only eight goals fewer than second-place Tottenham, but also has them on course to finish the campaign with the lowest goal difference ever recorded by a Premier League champion.

The current record is held by United, who finished the 1996-97 season as champions with a goal difference of 32.

The Red Devils' points total for that season (75) was also the lowest ever recorded by a Premier League title winning side, though Leicester look unlikely to break that particular record.

Jamie Vardy and co. have racked up 69 points this term and will be expected to collect at least another nine from the 18 left on offer if they're to be crowned as champions.

Despite this, Leicester look well on-course to beating United's lowly goal difference in a development that seems somewhat fitting given the presence of Kasper Schmeichel in the Foxes net.

Kasper's father, Peter, was a key component of the United side that won the title in 1997, with his son putting in a series of virtuoso performances this term worthy of following in his footsteps.

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