Could you explain to me how we got to the top of the league during the holiday period by being consistently poor in the first half of the season then?Sort of but you've been consistently poor the majority of the season, where Leicester have been consistently good until the late bottle job. It's not luck you're fighting for top 4, you've been rubbish. Lucky for you top 4 fight looks like it'll fall your way because teams above have fallen over themselves and messed it up, happens regularly. Fell our way last season in a similar way, but at least we were forced to put in a pretty good run.
As for Utd being "forced to put in a pretty good run" last season... We've been unbeaten in the league for more than two months now, with 6 wins in our last 8 games including a big Old Trafford win. If we eventually do get top 4 we'll have been unbeaten for the last 10 games of the season. So you can say that's also "a pretty good run".