Tottenham could only draw 1-1 at home against West Brom last night and that leaves Leicester City 7 points ahead with just three games to play.
So Leicester need only three points from their last three games and they will be the surprising Premier League Champions for the first time – and the biggest shock ever in Premier League history.
A win at Old Trafford on Sunday would be a good way of sealing their first ever Premier League title – and it comes just over a year after they had only 19 points from 29 games and looked certain to be relegated last season.
Claudio Ranieri – Leicester City manager
And now when Tottenham visit Newcastle on the last day of the season, Newcastle could need the win to stay up, but Tottenham will not be having to win or draw that game to become Premier League Champions for the first time ever.
Leicester City have shown in no uncertain way that it is pure nonsense to say other PL clubs cannot challenge the top four or top six clubs in England because of the lack of financial means.
That´s been the mantra coming out of Newcastle for years now – and like most things coming out of the club it´s been proved to be pure nonsense.
Leicester are a full 12 points above money-bags Manchester City and they have shown this season that players who are good and give all-out effort and show passion for their club and are well coached by an experienced top manager can win the Premier League.
Shades of Newcastle for next season maybe?
You don´t need to buy players worth £75M each to win the Premier League these days.
Having players with passion, being astute in the transfer market and getting in a top class coach who can get the very best out of the players can do the trick.
So if Newcastle can survive this season, there´s no reason at all that we cannot be challenging next year for a top six position at least under Rafa Benitez.
No reason at all.
And if anybody from the club says anything different to that – just ignore them – they are of the old school and still have that losing mentality.
Of course we first have to stay up this season to potentially have an excellent season in the Premier League next term.
That´s what Rafa and the players, with help from the fans, need to take care of over the last three games.
Keep the faith – we can do it.