Date: 1st May 2016 at 9:21am
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1. Leicester City 4-0 Swansea City – April 24, 2016

While Leicester were by now clear favourites for the title, the previous weekend’s action had placed Claudio Ranieri’s men under pressure.

Having drawn at home to West Ham, the Foxes saw Spurs close the gap at the top by two points after their 4-0 demolition job on the previously impressive Stoke. To add to the leaders’ woes, main man Jamie Vardy was now unavailable after a foolish red card for diving against the Hammers.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

PFA Player of the Year, Mahrez, fired the Foxes in front against Swansea last month – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

There needn’t have been any worries, though.

Riyad Mahrez stepped up to open the scoring after 10 minutes at the King Power, capitalising on a Swansea error, before Leonardo Ulloa, Vardy’s deputy, added a double.

With the game over as a contest and Leicester temporarily reopening their league advantage to eight points, substitutes Demarai Gray, Andy King and Marc Albrighton combined for the latter to smash home a fourth goal of the afternoon.

The next night Tottenham were held by West Brom, leaving the Foxes three points away from a first league title.

 
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