Gary Lineker takes to Twitter after Leicester City beat Newcastle

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There was a great deal of relief at the final whistle at the King Power Stadium on Monday night as Leicester City secured a crucial 1-0 victory over relegation candidates Newcastle United.

Shinji Okazaki's sublime overhead kick settled the fixture to restore the Foxes' five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. 

With just eight games remaining, Claudio Ranieri's side are on the verge of one of the most incredible triumphs English football has ever seen. 


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Unsurprisingly, then, club legend Gary Lineker couldn't contain his excitement throughout proceedings. 

The BBC and BT Sport presenter sent a number of tweets during the contest, but it was his message at the final whistle that most definitely summed up the feelings of arguably every Leicester fan in the country. 

Lineker tweeted: "Absolute pig of a game but WHO CARES. Leicester are 5 points clear. 8 games to go, folks."

Leicester heroics 

He's quite right; there's not many that will care. Well, maybe Newcastle, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City fans will, but the rest of the watching world will probably just be happy to see the Foxes take another step to glory. 

If Leicester secure title success, Lineker has already confirmed that he will present the first Match of the Day of next season in his underpants...

But it's safe to say that he appears to be absolutely desperate to do just that.

As well as his post match tweet, the Leicester hero also posted a number of other messages on social media last night. 

Here are a few of them: 

Ferguson prediction 

Even before Monday's home win, legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson predicted that Leicester would win the title with three games remaining. 

Speaking to The Sunday Times, the Scot stated: "I believe they will win it with three games to spare."

Ferguson may well be correct; there appears to be no stopping the league leaders right now and they will be desperate to claim another victory this weekend as they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace. 

Do you expect Leicester to win the title? Have your say below! 

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