Leicester might have grabbed a last minute equaliser – but this performance did little to encourage fans growing ever more concerned of the increasing gap between City and the automatic promotion places.
Statto.com provides a handy projection of how the league table could look come the end of the season. Of course all projections like this should be taken with a massive pinch of salt (after all, if the table could be predicted there would be no point in playing the games). But right now the idea of Watford finishing on 82 points seems far more plausible than City winning 25 points from a remaining 33 available to leapfrog them.
The key numbers;
1 – The Foxes have just one win from their last six league outings. Five points from a possible 18 mimics a sequence that began earlier in the season at Elland Road. But more importantly Watford, Hull, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Nottingham Forest have each won four of their last six.
9 – Whilst Leicester have been the victim of late goals in the last couple of weeks Michael Keane’s strike underlines how well Leicester have done this season towards the end of games. This was the ninth time Leicester have scored in the final five minutes this season. Their opponents have scored just once in that time.
58 – Leicester are a point better off than they were at this stage in 2009/10, Nigel Pearson’s last full season in charge. No-one will remember better than Pearson the fans who claimed he’d lost the plot after four straight defeats in that run-in. Five consecutive wins followed. It will take something like that to put City back in the automatic promotion picture.