In doing so they also tied the record for the highest margin of victory in Premier League history, equalling Manchester United's 9–0 home victory over Ipswich Town in 1995..  The scale of the surprise attracted global attention for the club and the city of Leicester. When Adams resigned as manager in October 2004, Craig Levein was appointed boss. Though Hodge was originally also titled "secretary/manager" he has retrospectively been named as the club's first official "manager". But while one British bookmaker, William Hill, has said it is on the hook for about 2 million pounds (about $2.9 million) in payouts, some Leicester backers will not get a full return on their wagers. Some of the reasons were the loss of TV money (ITV Digital, itself in administration, had promised money to First Division clubs for TV rights), the large wage bill, lower than expected fees for players transferred to other clubs and the £37 million cost of the new stadium. , The main shirt sponsor is Tourism Authority of Thailand featuring the message "Thailand Smiles With You. Leicester are joint equal with Manchester City for having won the most English second tier titles (7). For that reason, it is also the perfect place to begin. Jamie Vardy reacted after referee Jonathan Moss showed Vardy his second yellow card, sending him off against West Ham United on April 17. Now they’ve all but assured a Top-4 finish and definitely will not be relegated this season. Most league-leaders aren’t concerned with the prospect of relegation, but that is just a statement to how unique Leicester’s season has been. 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When Leicester at last produces its first shutout in its 10th game — a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace — Ranieri makes good. Our.  On 21 September 2014, Leicester went on to produce one of the greatest comebacks in Premier League history to beat Manchester United 5–3 at the King Power Stadium after coming back from 3–1 down with 30 minutes left to score four goals. AUG. 8, 2015 In the first game of the new season, Leicester beats Sunderland, 4-2, with two goals from Riyad Mahrez (who signed with the Foxes in 2014, when the club was in the second division) and one from Jamie Vardy (who was playing in the fifth division as recently as 2012). Bookmakers thought Leicester's victory was so unlikely that Ladbrokes and William Hill offered odds of 5,000–1 for it at the start of the season. They finished the season with a 5–1 thrashing of relegated Queens Park Rangers. For baseball and football fans, we offered this cross-sport comparison: Odds of Leicester winning the league (5000:1) were the same as the current odds of a Rockies/Athletics World Series.  As they lost to double winners Tottenham Hotspur in 1961, they were England's representatives in the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup. John Hutchinson, Neil Plumb, Rob O'Donnell, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 05:47.