Leicester City increases EPL lead with triumph over Southampton

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 8:08 PM

Capt Wes Morgan scored the only goal of the game with a header from 10-yards just before halftime. The result moves Claudio Ranieri'south men seven points clear of second placed Tottenham Hotspur which could only draw against Liverpool Saturday.

Leicester City increases EPL lead with triumph over Southampton

The Leicester City fairytale continued Sun as it defeated Southampton 1-0 at the King Power Stadium to expand its lead atop England'south Premier League table.

Capt Wes Morgan scored the only goal of the game with a header from 10-yards just before halftime.

The result moves Claudio Ranieri'south men seven points clear of second placed Tottenham Hotspur which could only draw against Liverpool Saturday.

With just six games of the season remaining, Leicester presently require four more victories to guarantee a first top div title in its 132-year-history.

"We really wanted it today," a delighted Morgan told Sky Sports after the match.

Leicester had chances to expand its advantage in the second half. Southampton'south England international goalkeeper pulled off a remarkable rescue when stretching to hold out a cross that'd deflected off defender Jose Fonte.

Full-back Danny Simpson was then denied by Forster from point empty range when it looked easier to score from Jamie Vardy's cutback.

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However, Southampton boss Ronald Koeman was aggrieved that his side wasn't awarded penalties for what he believed were two clear handballs.

The first saw the ball strike Simpson'south hand as he scrambled to clear when Saido Mane had rounded Leicester keeper, Kasper Schmeichel, halfway through the first half.

Leicester middle back, Robert Huth, then appeared to handle when a strike from Charlie Austin cannoned off him in the second period.

"For the third match in a row we don't obtain a one hundred percent penalty," a frustrated Koeman told Sky Sports.

Ranieri, by comparison, was ecstatic that his team had shown the spirit to support its most unlikely of title charges.

"Spotless sheet, three points, step by step. It'south great because we know very well Southampton came here with a lot of confidence," he told Sky Sports.

"I appreciate it a lot when we support spotless sheets. We're dreaming, if we fight we can do something and we should continue. It'south necessary to stay very peaceful and support our feet on the ground."

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