The Foxes’ hunt for Premier League glory continues

Leicester City line up at Old Trafford. Image:@LCFC

Leicester City line up at Old Trafford. Image:@LCFC

Leicester City are hoping to make it a fairytale finish to their season today with a victory over Manchester United.

A win away at Old Trafford this afternoon would make Leicester the Premier League champions, and complete one of the most remarkable and unexpected sporting success stories of our time.

Even a loss will keep them in contention though, with three points in three games needed to keep them at the top of the table.

The game is much more a must-win match for Man Utd who need a victory to finish within the top four.

The Foxes’ Manager, Claudio Ranieri, is hoping his team can wrap things up today and give the fans the ultimate finale:

“It is important to finish the story like an American movie. Always in the final it is OK, a happy ending.”

Leicester only just escaped relegation last season, and their odds to win the Premier League back in August were an uninspiring 5000-1.

Ranieri was drafted in to replace Nigel Pearson at the beginning of the season.

The Italian former Chelsea boss had not worked in English football for over a decade and was considered a major gamble by Leicester’s Thai owners at the time.

A gamble which has paid off in spectacular style and shocked many of the Premier League elite clubs.

The Blues will be playing without their star striker Jamie Vardy today, who is serving an additional one match ban after his agressive reaction to being sent off in their game against West Ham.

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The people of Leicester are well and truly behind their team, with blue fever said to be sweeping the city.

The match will kick off at 14:05 today.


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