Leicester City are on the verge of winning the Premier League title after Tottenham's surprise draw with West Bromwich Albion last night and no one is happier about that than Tom Hanks.
That's right, we are talking about the Hollywood legend who has starred in cult movies including Sleepless in Seattle, Joe Versus the Volcano, You've Got Mail and, of course, Turner & Hooch.
Hanks is a renowned Aston Villa fan so he can hardly claim for this Premier League season to have been a happy one. The Villains have already doomed themselves to relegation and are destined to be remembered as one of the worst teams the division has ever seen.
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However, at the other end of the table, Hanks has revealed his vested interest in seeing Claudio Ranieri's men triumph ahead of Spurs. Last night, whilst talking to a reporter in London, he claimed to have a £100 bet on the Foxes to win, placed at the beginning of the season.
As we all know, Leicester were available at an incredible 5000/1 with some bookies at the beginning of the campaign and some fans have already cashed out on their bets to claim six figures. Hanks could join them by netting £500,000, so long as Leicester win one of their remaining three fixtures.
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Speaking at the premiere of his latest film 'Hologram for the King', Hanks said: "You know what I did at the beginning of the season? I put 100 quid (pounds) on Leicester (City) so I think I'll do okay."
While Hanks was talking to the excited reporter, Leicester were busy taking one step closer to the amazing achievement of winning the Premier League. And they were doing so whilst sitting on their sofas, watching the television.
Tony Pulis' West Brom did them a massive favour when they earned a 1-1 draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Craig Dawson scored a goal at both ends in a fractious tie on Monday night, leaving Leicester seven points clear with just three games remaining.
They could be crowned champions as early as Sunday when they travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. Should they fall short against the Red Devils a home tie against Everton and an away tie against Chelsea will present them with two more opportunities.
If they are to win this weekend, they will have to do so without their top scorer Jamie Vardy who was handed a one-game ban for aggression towards a referee. He missed the 4-0 win over Swansea last weekend, but they did not appear to miss him too much.
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