Riyad Mahrez.

Leicester close in on Premier League title after thrashing Swansea City

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Leicester inched closer to the Premier League title with a comfortable 4-0 win over Swansea City.

Without top-scorer Jamie Vardy, many wondered if this was the game the Foxes would slip up in their bid to achieve the impossible. But Claudio Ranieri’s side proved they can do it even without the England international.

Goals from Riyad Mahrez and Leonardo Ulloa’s brace sealed an easy win for the Foxes that puts them eight points ahead of Tottenham with three games remaining.


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Tottenham have a game in hand, and will be fully expecting to close the gap against West Brom on Monday, but things are getting increasingly desperate for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Leicester’s season has been the way they have dealt with the pressure. The end-of-season collapse that many expected hasn’t arrived; Leicester have now won six of their last seven games and haven’t lost since February 14.

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That’s the hallmark of champions.

Fans were quick to express their delight on Twitter after the game. Check out the reaction below.

Mahrez, who is favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award at this evening’s ceremony in London, calmed the nerves inside the King Power Stadium when he cooly slotted home in the 10th minute.

Ulloa got on the scoresheet when he headed home Danny Drinkwater’s cross in the first half and the Argentine, Vardy’s replacement in the starting line-up, ended the game as a contest when he turned in Jeffrey Schlupp’s cross in the 60th minute.

Marc Albrighton's goal with five minutes remaining put the cherry on top of the cake.

Even Leicester fans must be confident that their team will complete the job now.

Excluding Mahrez and Vardy, who has been Leicester's player of the season? Let us know in the comments section below!

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