Premier League: Leicester join Manchester United in claiming unwanted record as defending champions

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The Foxes were hammered 6-1 by Tottenham in their latest Premier League outing, matching the defeat handed out to the Red Devils by Manchester City

Leicester’s 6-1 humbling at the hands of Tottenham has seen them match an unwanted Premier League record previously held by Manchester United.

The Foxes have endured a forgettable defence of the top-flight crown they secured in remarkable circumstances 12 months ago.

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A relegation dogfight has been avoided, but a bottom-half finish now looks likely.

Craig Shakespeare’s side were second best throughout in their most recent outing against Tottenham, as they suffered a similar fate to United in a derby date from October 2011.


United’s thrashing by Manchester City is probably best remembered for Mario Balotelli’s ‘Why Always Me?’ celebration.

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Shakespeare is probably having similar thoughts right about now, having seen Harry Kane produce a stunning four-goal display against his side.

Leicester will wrap up their 2016-17 campaign at home to Bournemouth on Sunday.

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