For the third time running in this fixture the home side has triumphed with a slender 1-0 win, but Leicester should have led by more and had to rely on heroics from Kasper Schmeichel to stay top of the pile.
Top of the pile though is where they stay, three points clear of third placed Middlesborough and six points ahead of 7th placed Leeds.
The key numbers;
6 – Six consecutive home league wins matches the club’s best run at this level since the King Power Stadium opened. Back in 2002/03 Leicester won their first six league games at what was then the Walkers Stadium. Leicester won eight home league games in a row during the League One campaign. Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest are the next visitors to the KP.
16 – Leicester created more attempts on goal in this match than in many other home game this season. Leicester’s home matches have previously been typified by the side taking a significant proportion of the few chances they created – tonight they wasted an awful lot.
25 – Leicester have now won a mightily impressive 19 points from a possible 21 in their last 7 outings. Another win and they’ll have more points after 13 games (28) than they had at the same stage during 2002/03 (27). The Foxes are six points better off than they were at this stage last season and seven points better off than during Nigel Pearson’s last full season in charge (2009/10).