Ranieri downplays Leicester’s title chances despite extending lead

Johannesburg, Mar 15 (ANI): Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has refused to acknowledge that his side were the favourites to win the Premier League title despite restoring a five-point lead by defeating Newcastle United 1-0.

Shinji Okazaki’s stunning 25th-minute bicycle kick gave Leicester a hard-earned 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Monday.

Ranieri said that he doesn’t look at the table and called on his side to focus on their next match against Crystal Palace.

The Italian manager continue to term his side’s title chances as difficult, insisting that they must continue their remarkable run till the end of the season, Sport24 reported.

He said that they have always chosen to speak about the team’s performance rather than about their title chances.

Leicester’s last three wins, against Norwich City, Watford and Newcastle, have all come by a 1-0 score line. (ANI)

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