West Ham won their opening game of the Premier League season against Newcastle on Sunday. And there were remarkable parallels with the manner in which Leicester City kicked off their 2015/16 title winning campaign.
The Hammers beat the Magpies 4-2 at St James’ Park.
As always, the jokes started from the West Ham fans that this year could be our year! We can win the league! All said in jest of course.
But could there be an actual chance?
Nobody would have genuinely believed that 5,000/1 Leicester would have gone on to win the Premier League title five years ago.
West Ham and Leicester City parallels…are the stars aligning?
So, David Moyes’ men got their season off to a cracker by beating a team from the north east 4-2.
When Leicester began their campaign back in 2015, they beat Sunderland by a scoreline of 4-2.
The Foxes’ final goal was scored in the 66th minute…the same as ours on Sunday.
An Algerian winger got off the mark for the season for Leicester in the form of Riyad Mahrez…as did Said Benrahma for the Hammers two days ago.
Ok, ok, it’s all pretty far fetched stuff, and those who are not superstitious will dismiss the above as mere coincidences. But hang on…
Leicester’s second game of the 2015/16 season was against West Ham. They won the game 2-1.
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Our next game? Leicester at home. If we win that one 2-1 then a few more people might just start to believe that the impossible could in fact be possible this season.