With the Foxes standing 12 points clear at the top of League One and 16 points from third placed Peterborough Utd many City fans are asking “can anybody catch Leicester now”? Well, the answer, statistically speaking, is yes. Cheltenham are the only side in League One who can no longer climb higher than the Foxes and in fact, unlike Manchester Untied, Nigel Pearson’s side are not yet mathematically safe from relegation.
Still, the numbers are overwhelmingly in Leicester’s favour. City are still on target to reach more than 100 points this season and more club records could be smashed before May.
Here are some other numbers…
2 – City hadn’t conceded a penalty all season, then two come along in a week. The last City keeper to stop a spot kick was Paul Henderson. He saved from Sheffield Wednesday’s Deon Burton in the final home match of 2007/08. Leicester conceded five penalties last season.
1 – Jack Hobbs’ dismissal was Leicester’s first of the season. The last City player to get his marching orders was Patrick Kisnorbo after he lasted just 10 minutes at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United in April 2008. Kisnorbo’s red card was rescinded upon appeal, but its unlikely Hobbs will escape a ban.
125 – The number of shots Matty Fryatt has taken this season, the most of any player in League One. His 21 goal return on this effort means Fryatt scores once in every six attempts. At the season’s halfway stage, he was scoring a goal with every fifth attempt.