Leicester Are One Step Away From Their Maiden Premier League Title

After Tottenham’s tame draw against West Brom, Leicester City is now just a win away from their maiden PL title.

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Leicester’s players celebrate after scoring against Swansea on Sunday. (Photo: AP)

Leicester City is just one victory from becoming one of the unlikeliest champions in English football history , a year after nearly being relegated from the Premier League.

The path to the trophy became clearer on Monday after their closest challenger Tottenham was held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion, giving Leicester a seven-point lead with three games remaining.

Leicester’s first chance to seal the first top-flight title in its 132-year history comes on Sunday at the home of record 20-time champion Manchester United.

Even if they fail to win at Old Trafford, manager Claudio Ranieri can be handed the title if his former club, Chelsea, beats Tottenham next Monday.

They, however, would have to wait until the final day of the season to receive the trophy when it plays at deposed champion Chelsea, which is 29 points adrift in ninth place.

Ranieri’s team of bargain signings and even castoffs is on course to become the first maiden title-winner since Nottingham Forest in 1978 by completing the greatest transformation of a team in the post-1992 Premier League era.

As unexpected as Leicester’s title charge is the fact Tottenham is its closest competitor with Manchester City and Arsenal behind them.

Although Spurs look set to miss out on a first title since 1961, but they are close to qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in six years with their highest finish since 1963.

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