Misfiring Leicester equal 31 year top-flight low

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The Foxes inability to find the net in 2017 has seen them set a new Premier League record, and equal Spurs’ underwhelming performance from 1986

Leicester City have set another unwanted record, becoming the first Premier League club to fail to score in their first five league matches of the new year.

The Foxes were held scoreless as Manchester United ran out 3-0 winners at the King Power Stadium, equalling a statistic set back in 1986 when Tottenham Hotspur also failed to find the net in their first five league games in the old First Division.

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Not only that, but Leicester are also the only side in the top four tiers of English football not to score in the league this year.

Having scored 68 league goals last season as they upset the odds to become Premier League champions, Claudio Ranieri’s side have just 24 goals in 24 games this term.

With the distraction of the Champions League, Leicester have underperformed in the top flight, and now find themselves in 16th place, just a point above the relegation zone.

Last season, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were free-scoring for the Foxes, finishing up with 24 and 17 league goals respectively, but have come nowhere near that form this campaign.

England forward Vardy has netted just five times in 21 games, while 2016 CAF African Football of the Year Mahrez has also regressed, with three goals in his 22 league appearances.

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