With verdict of Jamie Vardy’s red card still pending, experts had marked Leicester’s game against Swansea a tricky game in absence of their charismatic striker.
Claudio Ranieri saw his team respond to the tough situation with a stunning 4-0 win over Swansea with goals from Riyad Mahrez, Leonardo Ulloa (2) and Marc Albrighton. As for Vardy, he was in the stands watching his team win the crucial 3 points.
Vardy was Leicester’s biggest fan tonight and he watched the game from the stands as his teammates took a huge stride forward towards the Premier League glory.
Leonardo Ulloa had not started a game for Leicester since January 2, and tonight he ended up scoring two goals for his team. Marc Albrighton had not scored since the opening game of this season, even he ended up scoring tonight.
In Vardy’s absence, almost whole of King Power stadium was rooting for Riyad Mahrez to be their shining light. Mahrez was having a rough 2-3 weeks where he had to come off after 70-75 minutes and his performances were not that great either.
However, it was Mahrez who started the scoring tonight after Swansea’s Ashley Williams played a ball in his path. Mahrez was alive to the situation and finished the chance exceptionally well.
After few tricks, he fooled Williams and the keeper by posing to shoot on the far corner and ended up scoring on the near post. once the first goal went, King Power felt relieved and hoped for more.
And they got their wish as Ulloa made it 2-0 on half-hour mark with a deft header and then he made it 3-0 on the hour mark after Jeff Schlupp had tormented Swansea’s defense on his own. Albrighton made it 4-0 with only 5 minutes remaining and sealed an emphatic win for The Foxes.
It was certainly one of the best performances from the league leaders and their biggest win since the last day of 2014/15 season. The win has once again put them 8-points ahead of Tottenham, who play West Brom tomorrow night.
If Spurs fail to win their game then Leicester can win the title (wait for it) at Old Trafford next weekend. It would certainly be the most fitting way to lift their trophy but one thing is guaranteed that Spurs will not hand it over to Leicester and they will fight right till the very end.
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