Reggae Boy Morgan sends Foxes seven points clear

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April 04, 2016
Leicester City's Wes Morgan

LEICESTER (CMC):

Jamaica international Wes Morgan scored the crucial goal as leaders Leicester City won their fourth straight game with a 1-0 verdict over Southampton here yesterday, to keep alive their fairy-tale dream of winning their first-ever English Premiership title.

The 32-year-old Foxes skipper headed past goalkeeper Fraser Forster in the 38th minute as Leicester claimed a vital three points at the King Power Stadium to go seven points clear at the top of the tables with six games left in the season.

Tottenham lie second on 62 points following their 1-1 draw at Liverpool, with Arsenal four points back in third after a hefty 4-0 victory over Watford, also on Saturday.

Morgan, playing only days after representing the Reggae Boyz against Costa Rica in the CONCACAF 2018 World Cup qualifiers, said the win was a vital one in the Foxes push towards history.

"We saw the game [with Spurs], saw it was a draw and we wanted to make the most of our opportunity," Morgan said afterwards.

"It's a massive, massive three points today. It's exactly what we wanted. We had to dig in deep and had a lot of defending to do, but the boys defended well. We really wanted it today, and to get a goal as well is fantastic."

The goal was Morgan's first in nearly a year but in what was a hard-fought encounter, it could prove one of the most important in his career in a tight title race.

Southampton went close in the first half through Sadio Mane, while Danny Simpson forced Forster into a fine save in the second half, but chances were few and far between.

Leicester next take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, next Sunday.

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