Leicester City will be crowned Premier League champions if Tottenham Hotspur cannot overcome Chelsea on Monday night, but Claudio Ranieri Won't be among the millions tuning in to see the likely denouement of this season's title race. Ranieri will be flying back from Italy rather, having seen his 96-year old mum, Renata, for lunch and will be, by his admission, the last guy to understand the result. Manchester Citys defeat at Southampton means United are four points off the fourth Champions League qualification spot. Van Gaal's team have a match in hand, but the Dutchman was frustrated by their inability to build on their early lead. I've said to my players that I've seen one of the greatest matches of the season from my lineup, but it wasn't enough. You must score when you're so assaulting and creating so many opportunities, as we did in the first half, and when you surrender a set play goal, again, that's a pity. But there are those, including the first citizen himself, Mayor Peter Soulsby, who desire to bask in the glory of a triumph at Leicesters home ground next Saturday, against Everton. The victory would set into movement days of the party that are being kept top secret by the city council, based on Soulsby.
I believe we understood it was going to be a tough match it was away and against Man United and it was never going to be a walkover, he said. Soulsby, who has a ticket to next Saturday's match, said he, like many other locals, would be seeing Mondays game on a couch and he needs to celebrate in earnest next Saturday with a triumph at Leicesters King Power Stadium. It didn't quite occur now. On the one hand, I do need to get it settled, but then on the other, we'd like to have a great party next Saturday. Either way, I'm assured that they are going to win but I'm not going to jinx it and we'll additionally show the city's party strategies once the final whistle blows, he included. We're going to win the league appeared to be on a loop in the far corner of the arena, where only over 3,000 travelling supporters were bouncing up and down long after the players had left the pitch. The engraver hasn't yet been commissioned to begin work on the Premier League prize, but it resembles a matter of when and not if Leicester will be crowned champs and that second may well arrive just before 10 pm tomorrow. He fairytale ending to Leicesters rock at the Premier League title may need to wait a day, a week, or a fortnight. On the other hand, the disposition is blended about just how the success should be procured. It was such an excellent day today because I've been following them all my life and they played so well. I'm not disappointed in any way about today, but now it'd be great if it was procured tomorrow night, he said. Trailing by eight points with three matches remaining, Tottenham Hotspur today understands they don't have any margin for error at Stamford Bridge, and it's also simple to visualise Chelsea, their bitter rivals, relishing the opportunity to twist the knife.
What a night that promises to be. The Manchester United supporters, revealing a little class after the final whistle, indeed felt they'd only observed the winners. I'd like to see the match, but I 'm on a flight back from Italy, Ranieri said. I would like to meet my mum, who's 96 years old, and go to lunch with her. I fly back at the same time as the match. So I won't understand the result. However, as soon as we get I am going to hear. I'm really unhappy because he'll miss the next match at home, Ranieri said. I expect I Won't miss him. Otherwise, I'm so joyful because we drew against a bright Manchester United side. We endured a lot because they pressed so high and without [Jamie] Vardy it was hard to elongate the line. Mentally it was crucial that you return and, after that, we were a little more composure, moving the ball fast and doing what we spoke about in the week. Drinkwater's second booking came from a yank on Memphis Depay when the United substitute had his foot on the margin line of the penalty area. Morgan, once of Dunkirk FC in the Midland Football Alliance and a former business student at South Notts school, supplied the response with a close-range header that used the unfortunate link in United's defence. Marcos Rojo never seemed equipped to cope with Morgan, who's built like a club bouncer, and it revealed every time the two came up against one another. The United striker still pounced on the loose ball and thumped a right-footed shot that Huth, reading the risk, managed to get in place to obstruct. At that point, the Leicester supporters were biting their nails in between breaking into chants of we shall not be transferred a tune that could readily be applied to Leicesters place near the top of the table. By now Leicester supporters were going through their complete repertoire of songs, including Jamie Vardy having a celebration. Vardy is back for the Everton match, after serving a two-match suspension following his sending off against West Ham, and it says much for Leicesters nature and resolution they've accumulated four points with no services of the Premier Leagues second-greatest goalscorer. In a game of musical chairs, Danny Drinkwater will now need to take Vardy's seat in the stand after his late sending-off here, that will almost inevitably open the door to Andy King, maybe fittingly given the Welshman is the longest-serving player on the team. While Ranieri is boarding a flight from Rome, Spurs will go to Stamford Bridge understanding that anything apart from an away win would mean the tournament being determined on the rear of Leicesters 1-1 draw at Manchester United, a game that ended with Marouane Fellaini confronting a potential three-match ban and Louis van Gaal accusing Robert Huth of embracing behavior appropriate just with sex masochism.
Van Gaal's argument was that Huth had yanked Fellaini's hair, triggering the Belgian into elbowing his adversary, and United manager made his point by doing the same off-camera to a television reporter. It's a reaction. Every human being who's snatched by the hair. Just with sex masochism, it's permitted but not in other scenarios. Van Gaal's argument is improbable to spare his player retrospective activity, and the United manager was upset to learn that Fellaini, a player ill-famed for elbowing offences, might confront such actions and a potential three-match ban from the Football Association. In many ways, a 1-1 draw at United was a peculiar scoreline for Leicester to make an effort to digest and there was a second at the ending when Ranieri turned on his heel in the specialised area and looked like a guy who wasn't quite certain where to go and what to do. He'd stood with his shoes within six inches of the pitch for the whole match, sometimes showing flashes of emotion, specifically in the frenzied closing minutes, when United was pressing for a victory. Be powerful, come on! Bellowed Ranieri, clenching his fists. Time and again this season his players have shown their resilience and never say die approach, and this was another one of those occasions, particularly after Leicester got themselves in the unfamiliar position of granting first. Afterwards, I anticipate, firstly, that Huth shall be getting a lot since I don't believe that's standard what he's doing, he said. Fellaini is responding like a human being because if I catch your hair and pull it back, you'd also do something to me, I consider. They did it several times, I believe, and the reaction of Fellaini was a human being. Ranieri was much less abrasive after a consequence that leaves his team eight points clear of Spurs and with the chance, at the very worst, to clinch the title by defeating Everton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.