Jamie Vardy will lift the Premier League trophy with his Leicester City teammates despite being banned for the game against Manchester United for improper conduct.
Vardy was sent off during his side's 2-2 draw with West Ham United on April 17 for a second yellow card offence after referee Jon Moss deemed that the forward had dived in an attempt to win a penalty.
Following the brandishing of the red card, Vardy lashed out verbally at the official and subsequently received a ban for his actions.
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Meanwhile, Leicester marched on without their talisman, beating Swansea City 4-0 the following weekend to move ever closer to clinching the Premier League crown, which they will secure with a win away to United on May 1.
Vardy will still be able to celebrate the lifting of the trophy and the culmination of a season's struggle against all the odds because the Premier League trophy is presented to the champions at their final home game, which for the Foxes is against Everton on May 7.
The only time an away fixture is the location for the presentation is if the champions have no remaining fixtures at home.
If Leicester lost their next two games and Tottenham Hotspur won theirs, plunging the title race into a nail-biting last day, a replica trophy would accompany the second-placed side and the real trophy would be waiting in the wings for whoever was first before the final fixture kicked off.
This was the case during Manchester City's first Premier League win in the 2012-13 season when Sergio Aguero scored in the final minute to clinch the crown on goal difference from Sir Alex Ferguson's grasp.
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