On the 25th matchday of the 2014-15 Premier League season, Leicester City lost 2-1 at Arsenal, falling deeper into the Premier League basement with just 17 points.
One year later, Leicester City won its 25th game of the season, beating Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday and moving five points clear atop the league table (53 total points).
While the Foxes were already in first place entering the weekend, Saturday's win moved them atop the virtual standings for the first time this season. They are now the title favorite, according to both ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) and the bookmakers.
Let's examine how this wild weekend affected the Premier League's three major races -- the title, top-four and relegation battles -- using SPI's projections (click here for more info on SPI). Plus, we preview two high-stakes matchups this weekend: Arsenal-Leicester City and Manchester City-Tottenham.
If one of the biggest Premier League talking points of the weekend occurred at around 77 minutes into Liverpool's match against Sunderland, Arsenal's Sunday was instead defined by 88 seconds. That was all the time it took for a three-game goalless streak to end and for quickfire strikes from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to see Arsenal accelerate away from Bournemouth in a vital 2-0 victory away from home.
The importance was not lost on Ozil -- this was not just a normal three points....