Leicester hope to wrap up title at Old Trafford


April 30, 2016
In this April 10, 2016 file photo Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (right) goes on to score his goal past Sunderland's goalkeeper Vito Mannone, left, during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Leicester City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England. Four years ago, Vardy was playing for Fleetwood Town, a team outside the four professional leagues in England. Now he is a Premier League record breaker after scoring in 11 consecutive matches this season. He has spearheaded Leicester's title charge with 22 goals and is now set to go to the European Championship with England. (AP Photo)
@Normal:Leicester's captain, Jamaican international Wes Morgan (left), celebrates after scoring with teammate Daniel Drinkwater, during the English Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, on April 3. Leicester won 1-0.
@Normal:Leicester's Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring against Manchester United, his eleventh consecutive goal in the Premier League, at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England on November 28, 2015.


The Premier League trophy arrived in Leicester yesterday for a promotional tour. It will surely be back next month with Leicester City etched into the solid silver for the first time.

The leaders can wrap up their improbable pursuit of the biggest prize in English football tomorrow with a victory at Manchester United.

Delivering the 132-year-old club's first title at the home of the record 20-time English champions would be the Hollywood ending craved by manager Claudio Ranieri.

"It's unbelievable, it's history and we know this," Ranieri said yesterday. "It is important to finish the story like an American movie. Always in the final it is OK, a happy ending.

three opportunities

"It's a good opportunity but for this reason we have to be focused. Let me be calm, wait, we have time."

The trip to Old Trafford is the first of three opportunities to claim the required victory as Leicester has a seven-point lead over Tottenham. Even if Leicester fails to beat fifth-place United, the title can be clinched by Monday:

• If Leicester loses at United, it needs Tottenham to also lose at Chelsea

• If Leicester draws at United, Tottenham has to win at Chelsea to keep the title race going.

Leicester, which is unbeaten in the league since February, will again be missing 22-goal top scorer Jamie Vardy as the striker serves the second match of his suspension. But the Foxes more than adequately coped without Vardy last weekend as Stoke was routed 4-0.

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