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Watch: Shinji Okazaki Scores on an Epic Bicycle Kick to Keep Leicester's Hopes Alive

The Foxes regain a five-point lead in the Barclays Premier League—with only eight games to go—after defeating Newcastle United 1-0.


Leicester City's magic season just keeps getting more magical.

Around the 25th minute of their match against Newcastle Monday night, Leicester's Riyad Mahrez launched a free kick toward the Newcastle goal, where it was jostled back and forth by both sides.

Sensing an opportunity in the fracas, Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki—a standout on the Japanese national team and Bundesliga veteran—inched closer to the mouth of the goal. Leicester's Marc Albrighton looped a stray ball back toward the net, where teammate Jamie Vardy collected the cross and perfectly positioned it about 6 yards out from the goal.

The rest was Okazaki.


Catch us if you can...Leicester City Football Club go FIVE points clear at the top of the #BPL after some wonderful improvisation from Shinji Okazaki sees them past Newcastle

Posted by Premier League on Monday, March 14, 2016


Okazaki's goal secured a crucial victory for Leicester City, who regain their five-point advantage at the top of the Barclays Premier League table over second-place Tottenham. With eight matches left in the season, it's a narrow margin—but Claudio Ranieri's side looks more than capable of pulling off one of the most memorable seasons in Premier League history.


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