If Leicester City completes its dream of winning the 2015-16 Premier League title, Shinji Okazaki’s fifth league goal will be remembered as a main reason for the Foxes’ success.
Okazaki on Monday scored a bicycle-kick goal, which gave Leicester City a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League. The Japanese forward struck in the 26th minute at the tail end of a set-piece situation.
Okazaki’s goal helped Leicester City extend its lead atop the Premier League standings to five points with just eight games to play. Leicester City narrowly avoided relegation last season, and its title challenge is nothing short of a fairy tale.
Observers no longer are asking “can Leicester City win the title?” Their focus has shifted to “will Leicester City win the title?”
Thanks to goals like Okazaki’s, of course.
Thumbnail photo via Rui Vieira/Associated Press