A brace from Jermaine Beckford either side of a vital strike from Jeffrey Schlupp saw Leicester complete a win that not only prevented a third straight defeat, but also one which stopped Birmingham City becoming the third side in eight days to complete a league double over the Foxes.
Here are the key numbers;
1 – Leicester’s total of 51 points is now one short of the 52 the Foxes held at the same stage last season. To mount what would be the most unlikely of playoff challenges City will probably need to win 24 points from their remaining 10 league matches.
Coral have slashed Leicester’s promotion odds from 20/1 to 14/1. For some perspective, the same bookmaker is offering 8/1 on Leicester winning at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
8 – The number of points Leicester have won from losing positions this season. Last night’s match was the first time that the Foxes had come from behind to win a league game this season. Blackpool are the Championship comeback kings. They’ve won 26 points from losing poisons so far this season.
4001 – The number of home league goals Leicester City have scored in their history. Jeffrey Schlupp’s 80th minute strike was the club’s 4000th.