Calgary Herald

Leicester copes without Vardy, moves closer to title


No Jamie Vardy, no problem for Leicester.

Even with their top-scorer suspended, the Premier League leaders still overpowere­d Swansea 4-0 on Sunday to move another step closer to collecting the trophy.

The only team which can now catch Leicester is Tottenham, but the pre-season 5,000-1 outsiders have their destiny in their own hands. Tottenham is eight points behind Leicester in second place going into Monday’s game against West Bromwich Albion.

Regardless of what Tottenham does in its last four games, Leicester will be guaranteed the top flight for the first time in its 132-year history by collecting five points from its remaining three fixtures.

Leicester dismantled Swansea with its biggest win in three months. Vardy’s replacemen­t, Leonardo Ulloa, scored twice after Riyad Mahrez’s opener and Marc Albrighton completed the rout.

By extending its unbeaten run to nine games, Leicester officially knocked Manchester City and Arsenal out of the title race. Fourthplac­e Arsenal was held 0-0 by Sunderland in Sunday’s other game. It was a valuable point for Sunderland, which climbed out of the relegation zone.

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