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Summary

  1. Morgan struck with precise header
  2. Foxes seven points clear of Spurs
  3. Leicester four wins from the title

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Claudio Ranieri
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"And they woke up and it was all a dream."

This fairytale doesn't seem like it is going to end that way somehow.

Claudio Ranieri is warming up his trophy-lifting biceps and the Foxes are still trampling everything before them.

See you soon.

"50p to watch your chopper mate"

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When you own the club, I guess you can use the pitch as your own personal parking spot.

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has just choppered off home after seeing his side win.  

Leicester city
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3 April 2015

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This day a year ago this was why Leicester fans were staring at the league table.

Premier League table April 2015
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Since then Leicester have played 41 Premier League games - winning 27, drawing 10 and losing four.

A year is a long time in football

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Fist bump indeed.

"I don't want to think about champions"

FT: Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Claudio Ranieri
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Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri on BBC Sport: "They had a fantastic chance in the first half, but we worked so hard. It was a normal run by Danny Simpson with the arms close to the body. If the ball does not hit his arm it hits his body.

"Everyone is expecting something more for us and we are in the cloud, but we have to keep concentrating. 

"We want to stay there and continue. If the others are better than us then congratulations. We know it will be hard - in the next match Sunderland will be fighting to survive.

"I don't want to think about champions. I want to focus on the match. There is a chance for us to be champions this season, but we have to be professional."

'We are dreaming'

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Leicester City

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri on Sky Sports: "Clean sheet, three points, step by step. It's fantastic because we know very well Southampton came here with a lot of confidence. 

"They had a fantastic chance but Simpson made a fantastic save. It was very close to him, he was running and his arm was very close to his body. 

"I said to the players, it's the chairman's birthday, he needs a special present from us. The skipper came back from a long journey with the national team, it's amazing. 

"I enjoy it a lot when we maintain clean sheets. We are dreaming, if we fight we can do something and we must continue. It's important to stay very calm and maintain our feet on the ground."

"If it is a penalty and a red card, they don't win"

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Southampton

Ronald Koeman
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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "We started the game badly and lost control, but after 20 minutes we were dominating.

But for the third match in a row we don't get a 100% penalty - Stoke City away, Liverpool at home, and today two penalties. 

The big one is when Sadio mane's shot hits Danny Simpson and it is a red card and a penalty. 

"If it is not a handball, it is a goal. I don't know what they are doing. This is a big match. It is about the Premier League title and our ambitions to play in Europe.

"The second one was when Robert Huth handled.

"I don't say they don't deserve the victory, that they don't fight and have amazing spirit, but if it is a penalty and a red card they don't win.

"I don't think that they are against Southampton, but it is very strange."

Koeman is angry

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has just faced up to the television cameras and is incredulous at referee Michael Oliver's failure to give penalties for handballs against Danny Simpson and Robert Huth,

Full quotes to come.

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"We really wanted it"

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Wes Morgan
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Leicester captain Wes Morgan: "We saw the [Tottenham] game yesterday was a draw and wanted to make the most of our opportunity. We really wanted it today. I've been getting a lot of stick because I haven't scored all season so it's great to shut them up. I was quite ill yesterday but obviously I wanted to play."

Leicester's run-in

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Leicester fans
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Leicester's final six games are as follows:

Sunderland away, West Ham home, Swansea at home, Manchester United away, Everton home, Chelsea away.

I reckon that - with a lot more love for Claudio Ranieri at Stamford Bridge than there is for Tottenham or Arsenal - three of those are as good as bankers.

Four wins from the title

FT: Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Leicester need four wins from their final six games and the Premier League title is their's regardless of what anyone else does behind them.

Premier League table
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Leicester go seven points clear

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Blues shirts converge in sweat-drenched hugs.

The Leicester fans are on their feet in the stands.

"We're going to win the league" echoes around. 

I think we had better believe them.

Leicester celebrate
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FULL-TIME

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A Leicester fan in the stands celebrates
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Wes Morgan boots the ball high into the sky and the final whistle blows.

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A late Saints free-kick as N'Golo Kante blunders into the back of Charlie Austin near the Leicester corner flag.

The King Power Stadium gulps.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Leonardo Ulloa plays the ball off Sadio Mane and out for a Leicester goal-kick.

The Foxes are almost home and hosed.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Jamie Vardy is having a party.

The Leicester striker demonstrates to Michael Oliver that he thinks Charlie Austin has made a meal of a tackle by launching himself into a full-length dive.

Grins aplenty but the job is not quite done yet.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

"We shall not be moved" sing the Leicester fans defiantly.

Demarai Gray has done his job excellently since coming on. He wins another free-kick up near the Southampton corner flag as he lures Cedric Soares into a rash tackle.

INJURY TIME

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Jamie Vardy reacts
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We have five - FIVE - minutes of injury-time.

I'm not sure where they have come from and there are groans around the King Power.

SUBSTITUTION

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Marc Albrighton comes off and Nathan Dyer comes on. We are in the last minute of normal time.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Leicester with the ball and field position up by the Southampton corner flag.

What they don't have is much urgency as they indulge in keep-ball.

And Demarai Gray wins a free-kick from Dusan Tadic to run down the clock further.

YELLOW CARD

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Christian Fuchs is shown yellow for time-wasting as he dallies over a throw-in.

He'll take that one of his team.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

The King Power Stadium have found their voice again.

More clapping, more decibels and more belief.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio Leicester

Robert Huth of Leicester City jumps with Jose Fonte
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"It's end-to-end stuff. There's a cup tie atmosphere. There have been a few skirmishes and scares at both ends."

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Jamie Vardy shoots on goal
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The winner was there for the scoring.

N'Golo Kante plays in Leonardo Ulloa, but the striker's first touch is a duffer.

Then Jamie Vardy gets in to the byeline and fires a shot across the face of goal from a tight angle.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio Leicester

"There's still a lot of work to do. It's going to be a long eight minutes, plus injury time. But you'd have your money on Leicester City, because they've proved time and again that they're capable of doing it."

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Sadio Mane's cross is just behind James Ward-Prowse as Southampton commit more men forward.

But there is space on the counter and Jamie Vardy forces a corner in an aerial duel with Virgil van Dijk.

Demarai Gray is in no rush to take it.

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Southampton's long throw into the box is hammered clear as Wes Morgan puts a big size nine through the ball.

Eight to go.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Leicester are slowly taking the sting out of this game.

Patient, risk-free passing in the build-up eats up some seconds before Danny Drinkwater has a shy from 25 yards.

Just wide. But a few more inches closer to the finish line.

SUBSTITUTION

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Riyad Mahrez is fouled by Southampton's Dusan Tadic
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Riyad Mahrez looks like some long-haul international duty for Algeria has caught up with him.

Leicester's creator-in-chief is replaced by Demarai Gray.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Sadio Mane wallops a shot high, wide and none-too-handsome.

Leicester fans cheer gleefully.

Twelve minutes to see out.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio Leicester

"Mahrez is out on his feet, he's standing there with his hands on his hips. He hasn't looked himself all day."

YELLOW CARD

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Dusan Tadic speaks with referee Michael Oliver
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Dusan Tadic gets the yellow card that has been in the post for a while.

A raking tackle on Riyad Mahrez prompts Michael Oliver to show yellow.

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Dan Bell: Leagues are won with a solid defence, this is why Leicester have a great chance. So hard to break down.

Martin Monday-Jones: Drinkwater having another incredible game but yet still won't play for England. As a Welshman I'll be happier if he doesn't.

PENALTY APPEAL

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Charlie Austin blasts the ball into the hand of Robert Huth from point blank range in the penalty box.

He screams for a spot-kick.

Michael Oliver turns down his appeals and awards just the corner.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Charlie Austin and James Ward Prowse are on for Southampton in place of Steven Davis and Jordy Clasie.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio Leicester

Fraser Forster gestures
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"You've got to give credit to Forster, because he could have given up the ghost. Simpson just couldn't find the right strike."

CLOSE!

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Jamie Vardy in action for Leicester
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Has to be! Yet somehow it isn't!

Jamie Vardy's low cross finds its way through to Danny Simpson at the far post and, with Fraser Forster struggling to get across, the Leicester full-back has a big slice of goal pie to aim at.

But Simpson's shot is an ugly scuff that is straight back at Forster and he makes the save.

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Ryan Bertrand gets his bearings all wrong in the penalty area and slaps a shot into the Southampton side-netting.

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

As we tick towards 20 minutes to go, Leicester's fans are on their feet and clapping rhythmically to urge their team on to the finish line.

Southampton are going to chew their nerves a little more before the final whistle though.