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One punter is in for huge windfall if Leicester are top at Christmas

BetsBy Sean Nolan
Jamie Vardy has been key to Leicester's brilliant season so far
Jamie Vardy has been key to Leicester's brilliant season so far

One Ladbrokes punter is in for a very happy Christmas if high-flying Leicester can stay top of the tree for just a few more days.

The bookie posted this remarkable betting slip to their Twitter account today.

The bet, placed just as the Premier League season kicked off with Manchester United playing host to Tottenham, was a humble fiver on Leicester to top the table at Christmas.

With Leicester favourites for the drop before the big kick off, it was as speculative a punt as they come by Twitter user @WillKirwaan_.

However, if Leicester beat Everton at the weekend, then the bet is definitely a winner.

Defeat or a draw at Goodison will see the gambler suffer a nervy wait until the teams in second and third, Arsenal and Manchester City, play at the Emirates on Monday night, the last Premier League clash before Christmas.

With Arsenal currently two points behind Claudio Ranieri's men, and with City just three (both have better goal difference too) then this bet is going to go down to the wire.