Beating Man City means nothing for Leicester, just ask Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal 

Leicester City fans and neutrals alike got more than excited as the Foxes beat Manchester City 3-1 last week. 

The win saw Claudio Ranieri’s men end the weekend five points clear at the top of the Premier League and they are now, with Arsenal, the joint 3/1 favourites to end the campaign as champions.

However, they shouldn’t get carried away just yet as a winner over Man City traditionally isn’t as big of a deal as it may initially seen.

The two-time Premier League winners are seen as kingmakers due to their recent success, but in fact this is not the case.

In the 2013/14 season, two sides beat Man City in their quest to earn top-flight glory, but both ended up coming up short.

Chelsea did the double over the Citizens, first beating them 2-1 at Stamford Bridge after goals from Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres before Branislav Ivanovic ensured a 1-0 win at the Etihad.

Similarly, Liverpool won a close-fought affair at Anfield and emerged with a 3-2 victory against City on an impressive run of games that saw them close to the title.

However, losses to the Blues and Crystal Palace stopped the Merseysiders from getting their hands on the Premier League title for the first time.

A more recent example comes from last season, when Arsenal continually got the better of the Citizens.

The Gunners opened the campaign at Wembley when they came up against the then champions and knocked three past them to earn the Community Shield.

Their next meeting occurred in the league when Manuel Pellegrini’s side left the Emirates with a point after a 2-2 draw.

Arsene Wenger got the bragging rights in the next encounter as his team battled to 2-0 with goals from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud.

However, the north Londoners had to settle for a third-place finish and Leicester will need to take note of all this before they start dreaming of the trophy.

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