How did that happen?
Sure, responding to the loss of a manager with a little uptick in form isn’t unique to Leicester. But that was not just a little uptick. That was a relentless assault in the form of a 3-1 win over Liverpool.
This is a team that had not yet scored a league goal in 2017 and often looked incapable of producing any real threat on offense. Monday, however, was a barrage. Every outfield player ran harder than we’ve seen all season and the result was fitting.
It was the perfect response to a sad event for Leicester City. Bringing back the feeling of last season was just about the only thing that could heal an ailing fanbase, and thats exactly what the 3-1 smashing did.
Just how healed is the fanbase? Twitter should have the answers to that...
I knew there was something different about our team!
Indeed we have seen it. This can lead us to only one logical conclusion. Vardy > Gerrard.
Leicester fans singing "have you ever seen Gerrard win the league?" has made me giggle on this lovely Monday cos they've seen Vardy lift it.— Daniel Feliciano (@dmf180593) February 27, 2017
Way too soon Gary.
Vardy scores. Leicester lead. Never rated Ranieri.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 27, 2017
Ah, good times. This has probably been said a couple of times this season, but that really did feel like the Leicester of last season. In retrospect, it feels even more familiar than the previous 2016-17 outlier against Manchester City did.
Like old times. First Jamie Vardy felt confidence to tell the ref to F**K Off to his face, then he resummoned his scoring touch on the break— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) February 27, 2017
I will now provide video evidence that Danny Drinkwater is a warlock. Time was undoubtedly frozen as he viciously smacked that volley.
Got to love Liverpool fans.
Call me Evian & lick my armpit, Drinkwater has just smashed our backdoors in.— VUJ (@DavidVujanic) February 27, 2017
*Warning* The following tweet may cause severe “allergies” and even the potential bout of “I’m not crying YOU’RE crying!”
Ranieri will be watching this at home cheering for Leicester, that's the sort of man he is— StreamPlanet (@Stream_Planet) February 27, 2017
Sigh. This is the incredibly confusing reality we live in.
Leicester fans must be the only ones who can sing "champions of England, you'll never be that" and "we are staying up" in the same game— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) February 27, 2017
Sadly those quotes never came. But the club still has time to bring Claudio to a home game and make things right. Or make everybody cry. Either one, really.
Great win for Leicester. Waiting for the "We did it for Claudio" quotes. I do hope they invite him to a home game to say goodbye properly.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 27, 2017
At this exact moment everybody in the world wept. All 7 billion people. You cannot convince me otherwise.
Thank you Ranieri 65th minute from the Leicester fan pic.twitter.com/kiCOy7Un1o— 100% LCFC (@100Lcfc) February 27, 2017
I think we broke the universe last season because clearly there is no order left in it.
Knocked out the FA Cup by a Div 3 side, score away in the European Cup, sack our best ever gaffer and then batter Liverpool. Leicester, that— Asa McCoy (@AsaMcCoy) February 27, 2017
Somebody please get to work on trademarking the name Tall Kanté for me. Or Baby Cambiasso. The point is, somehow another superstar has found his way to Leicester.
Wilfred Ndidi vs. Liverpool.— Breaking The Lines (@breakingIines) February 28, 2017
Oh yea, this happened too.
@Carra23 I respect your opinion, and as a defender I look up to you and what you've achieved. However i won the league you haven't— Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) March 1, 2017
That wasn’t so bad was it? Twitter was surprisingly pleasant. Oh wait. Search “Leicester snakes” you say?
Leicester players celebrating their goal pic.twitter.com/DkUovLvXQV— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) February 27, 2017