Leicester win was good reply to Premier League title pressure, says Claudio Ranieri
3 Apr From the sectionFootball 114
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Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy
Claudio Ranieri congratulates top scorer Jamie Vardy
Claudio Ranieri says his table-topping Leicester City team are enjoying a “magical season” and can handle the pressure of the title run-in.
The Foxes moved seven points clear of Tottenham with six games remaining thanks to a 1-0 win over Southampton.
“I am very calm,” said Ranieri. “We believe in what we are doing.”
He said “everybody” was waiting to see how they would react to Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool, adding: “We gave a very good answer.”
Analysis: Why are Leicester so hard to beat?
Leicester need 12 points from their final six games to become champions.
Leicester (1st) Tottenham (2nd) Arsenal (3rd)
Note: Fixtures on 7 May are likely to be moved for live UK television coverage
Sunderland (a) (10 April, 13:30 BST) Man Utd (h) (10 April, 16:00 BST) West Ham (a) (9 April 12:45 BST)
West Ham (h) (17 April, 13:30 BST) Stoke (a) (18 April, 20:00 BST) Crystal Palace (h) (17 April, 16:00 BST)
West Brom (h) (21 April, 19:45 BST)
Swansea (h) (24 April, 16:15 BST) West Brom (h) (25 April, 20;00 BST) Sunderland (a) (24 April, 14:05 BST)
Man Utd (a) (1 May, 13:30 BST) Chelsea (a) (2 May, 20:00 BST) Norwich (h) (30 April, 17:30 BST)
Everton (h) (7 May, 15:00 BST)* Southampton (h) (7 May, 15:00 BST)* Man City (a) (7 May, 15:00 BST)*
Chelsea (a) (15 May, 15:00 BST) Newcastle (a) (15 May, 15:00 BST) Aston Villa (h) (15 May 15:00 BST)
Ranieri said his squad know they may not get another shot at glory.