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Leicester equal 57 year club record of top flight wins after Watford victory

Leicester continued their surprise Premier League title challenge by recording a seventh successive league victory against Watford on Wednesday night, equalling the club’s 57-year record for consecutive top-flight wins.

Jamie Vardy’s penalty and a late James Maddison goal secured a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium and lifted Brendan Rodgers side back above Manchester City and into second in the Premier League, the club stretching their winning run into a seventh league fixture.

That record saw the Foxes equal a previous club best, set some 57 years ago between December 1962 and March 1963. That side, featuring the legendary Gordon Banks in goal, would ultimately see their title challenge collapse to finish fourth, though the current side will hope to continue their momentum when they travel to face Midlands rivals Aston Villa this weekend.

The club’s current run is better than any they achieved during their improbable title-winning season three years ago, Claudio Ranieri’s shock champions best run being a five game winning streak over March and April as they marched towards the title, eventually finishing ten points clear of nearest challengers Arsenal.

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