Is there any stopping Leicester City from winning the title this season after their 2-0 win vs Sunderland? Let’s hope I am not jinxing it by saying this but The Foxes already appear to have their one hand on the trophy after Jamie Vardy’s brace sealed the most defining win of their season.
Like every week, doubts were raised about Leicester’s ability to win against Sunderland who are battling for relegation this season. But then these days abilities have become secondary to Leicester’s sheer will and desire to win football matches.
Like their recent games, The Foxes had to fight hard for the win after Sunderland made it difficult for Claudio Ranieri’s side to breakthrough. Riyad Mahrez was having a quiet game tonight but it did not stop N’Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy from striving for the all-important win.
Leicester’s defense did what they have been doing all season and ensured their attackers to go on and search for the winning goal. Such was the team effort and desire from Leicester to get three points, even some of the Sunderland fans were applauding the efforts from the away team at full time.
Claudio Ranieri went in with similar team selection for the umpteenth time this season and the goals were scored in typical Leicester fashion as well. Drinkwater’s aerial ball was snapped by Vardy with one of his typical HORSE-LIKE runs and he finished it with great precision.
Vardy scored his 20th and 21st goal of the Premier League season and ended a long goal-drought as well. With Vardy stepping up at the right time, Leicester are ever so closer to achieving the greatest success story in history of English football.
Ranieri summed up the mood perfectly in his post-match comments when he said players are still not getting carried away and are still looking to take one game at a time.
Mathematically, Leicester are still 3 wins and 9 points away from clinching their title, but given Tottenham’s results in upcoming matches it could come sooner than everyone’s prediction.
Week by week, games are getting ticked off and the promise land is getting ever so closer for Leicester as they almost seemed destined to go on and win the 2015/16 Premier League title.
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