Ranieri still smiling after Leicester setback


Gardner followed up his strike in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday with a goal of the season contender at the King Power stadium as West Brom held the league leaders to a 2-2 draw.

In comments reported by Leicester’s official twitter, Ranieri said at his pre-match press conference this lunchtime: “N’Golo Kante today made all of the training session and was good”.
With both Tottenham and Arsenal not in action until Wednesday night, Claudio Ranieri’s side had the opportunity to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to five points.
Leicester, which squandered a slew of late chances, is bidding to become arguably the most unlikely title victor in the history of England’s top league, having only narrowly avoided relegation last season.
United move level on points with rivals City, whereas the Hornets slip to 12th with one win in their last five fixtures.
This season, they have lost just three of their 28 games and have already surpassed their total points tally of last season by 16 points.
Ahead of Tuesday’s game, boss Tony Pulis said of Brunt’s injury: “There are all sorts of different opinions so we will wait until the specialist sees him”. This would be their highest points tally in history and could be enough to crown them champions.
Tottenham is away to West Ham on Wednesday, while the title hopes of fellow contenders Arsenal and Manchester City – third and fourth respectively – were also boosted by Leicester dropping points.
“We played much better than against Norwich on Saturday, so I am satisfied with the performance”. Who has had more of an integral role, Manchester United or Leicester?
The quickest goal in the English Premier League this season set Chelsea on its way to a 2-1 win over Norwich on Tuesday.
“It is a going to be a really tough place to go”, Leicester winger Marc Albrighton said of facing Watford.
“They played so well, there was no panic after the first goal”.
That meant a frustrating night for the Foxes, who had recovered from conceding Salomon Rondon’s early opener to lead 2-1 at half-time through Danny Drinkwater and Andy King. “They have the players who can do everything”.
“We are confident. We try to do our best”.
“We scored twice and if we had just a little more luck and we would have won the match”.
“Different clubs sometimes sign a player or a manager with a big background or big trophies behind them”.
Leicester’s pressure told in the 30th minute when Mahrez and King combined to tee up Drinkwater, whose shot from outside the penalty area took a huge deflection off Jonas Olsson and looped in.
“They’re fantastic – their effort, their energy”.