August 19, 2017

Leicester hit the town for Christmas do… and even Jamie Vardy is ready to party despite red card against Stoke

Leicester City had a good reason to celebrate on Saturday evening after coming back from 2-0 down away at Stoke City to salvage an unlikely draw.

The feat was all the more impressive considering star striker Jamie Vardy had been shown a red card in the 28th minute for a two-footed lunge on Mame Biram Diouf.

Goals from Leonardo Ulloa and Daniel Amartey did more than earn them a vital point, however; it also made sure their Christmas bash was a cheerful affair with a host of players heading to Manchester’s Menagerie Bar.

Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, Andy King, Riyad Mahrez and Co were all looking sharp as they headed through the town with security guards in tow.

Vardy, who would have no doubt been disappointed to see red, was also in attendance.

The Menagerie Bar has become something of a hotspot and has already hosted a Christmas party for the WAGs of Manchester United this month.

It it also a welcome favourite for other famous Mancunians such as Michelle Keegan and stars of hit reality show Geordie Shore.

And it is no wonder why it has become so popular with a drinks menu that will put most London cocktail bars to shame.

Included on a luxurious winter drinks menu is something called ‘The North Pole’ which will set Leicester stars back £11.

It consists of vanilla infused Ciroc, white chocolate whipping cream, a shot of espresso and is topped off with a festive candy cane. Whether Claudio Ranieri would have signed off on the consumption of such a beverage is up for debate, however.

There would have been little room to spare in the bar after roughly 20 Leicester players piled in to celebrate what has been an incredibly successful year for the club.

Indeed, this time last year most pundits were simply wondering when rather than if they would give up their position at the top of the Premier League table.

As we now know, they would go on to win it by 10 points in one of the most stunning underdog stories in sporting history.

Although their title defence has been something of a disaster this season, they still topped their Champions League group and have a decent chance of making the quarter-finals after being drawn against Sevilla in the round of 16.

The Foxes will not have to worry about that until February though and have eight days until their next Premier League fixture, a home tie against Everton.

In other words, North Poles all around, kind sir.