Leicester move into the position of champions-elect
Leicester took a huge leap towards the most remarkable Premier League title triumph of all-time after they recorded a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Eight-points clear at the top, newly installed as 4/9 favourites to be champions and with all the momentum behind them, Claudio Ranieri's men stand on the brink of history after Riyad Mahrez's first half winner in a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.
"I think now we are close to achieving the Champions League, that is a great achievement, step by step," said Ranieri, who again side-stepped questions on winning the title.
"I’m not dreaming. I let our fans dream. I make a comparison between the race for the title, and each match. You don’t know what will happen until the end.”
Leicester fans didn't want to leave the ground at the end of the game, as this clip confirms:
Meanwhile, the acclaim continues to flow their way on Twitter, with their highest profile fan among the first to tweet his congratulations:
As well as the obvious similarities in club stature, Barça, Bayern Munich and Leicester are all 8 points clear in their respective leagues.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 19, 2016
OK, Leicester. https://t.co/Z3csTMTH3Y— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 19, 2016
Number of points clear at the top:— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) March 19, 2016
Bayern Munich: 8
Leicester: 8 pic.twitter.com/oIxpQlqBZC
Leicester City 👏👏👏👏👏— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) March 19, 2016
Leicester City fans still celebrating. Tannoy announcer "thanks for your attendance but kindly leave" #LCFC respond "we shall not be moved"— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) March 19, 2016
Can Leicester win it !!! .. Am saying why not ..— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) March 19, 2016
Another hurdle overcome by Leicester. What a tale. Not a fairytale though. A tale of hard work and technical and tactical excellence.— Patrick Barclay (@paddybarclay) March 19, 2016
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Arsenal closed up to within three points of second-placed Tottenham, who host Bournemouth on Sunday, following a comfortable 2-0 victory at Everton.
Norwich moved out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory at West Brom - a first win in 11 league matches thanks to a goal from Republic of Ireland star Robbie Brady (below).
Cesc Fabregas scored a controversial late penalty as Chelsea drew 2-2 in a thrilling game against West Ham at Stamford Bridge, while Stoke moved up to seventh in the table after a 2-1 win at Watford.
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