Leicester City earned vital 3 points in their battle to avoid relegation with a 3-1 victory against Liverpool only days after their manager was fired.
With the fans present at the King Power emotional before, during and after kick-off as they showed their respects to sacked Claudio Ranieri; the team on the pitch, especially Jamie Vardy, got the job done.
Vardy scored two goals, and a brilliant strike from Danny Drinkwater cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s goal for Liverpool.
The harsh sacking of Ranieri, who guided Leicester to one of the biggest shocks in football by winning the Premier League last season, has left the sporting world upset and hurt.
Fans wore Ranieri masks, it was certainly an emotional pre-game atmosphere and there were even tears in the eyes of some of the home fans.
Once the match started, the Leicester fans got right behind their men, a team who have rested on their laurels for majority of the season. A team who have gone from heroes to zeros.
But the question everybody had in mind was how is this possible? Suddenly this huge turnaround?
Well, football fans on twitter came up with some crazy theories:
Wow. What a goal from Drinkwater. Feels like Leicester's players have a point to prove.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 27, 2017
Leicester's first goal in 2017 and of course it would be against us. Liverpool are doing a Liverpool. #LFC
— Anfield Bond (@AnfieldBond) February 27, 2017
Jamie Vardy – zero shots on target since before Christmas.
Three in half an hour against a Liverpool defence.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) February 27, 2017
Vardy playing like David Villa and Drinkwater evoking memories of Zidane but there was no player revolt at Leicester? Jokers.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) February 27, 2017
This Leicester performance says to me that the players did go behind Ranieri's back and they clearly downed tools over the past few months
— Simon Dawkins (@simondawkins23) February 27, 2017
Only logical explantation for this performance is Leicester City have crawled through a Hole in Time
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) February 27, 2017
Leicester players celebrating their goal pic.twitter.com/6unXqMtVfr
— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) February 27, 2017
Leicester suddenly playing like champions again the first game after Ranieri is gone: pic.twitter.com/AEXgqotC2E
— Coral (@Coral) February 27, 2017
Leicester seem to have raised their game. pic.twitter.com/HuoxvW4XU0
— SlashFootball (@slashfootball) February 27, 2017
Amazing how Leicester start playing as soon as the manager is sacked, still believe most of our players can't be bothered to play for Wenger
— Mr DT © (@MrDtAFC) February 27, 2017