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Leicester City's fairy tale season [Infographic]

Published 29/04/2016

Leicester City one victory away from being title winners
Leicester City one victory away from being title winners

Leicester City are just one victory away from winning the first top-flight championship in their 132 year history, but face Manchester Utd, Everton and 2015 champions Chelsea in their remaining matches.

Graphic shows Leicesters League position compared to the other title challengers, compares Leicester with last 10 years Premier League winners and looks at key features in their success.

Claudio Ranieri's appointment to succeed Nigel Pearson in the close season was met with almost universal bewilderment.

But the veteran Italian has fashioned a modern football miracle which will become complete if the Foxes take the three points they need at Manchester United to take the title.

No longer is the absence through suspension of Jamie Vardy considered a factor: his replacement Leonardo Ulloa starred in his side's 4-0 thrashing of Swansea last Sunday.

More pertinent is Manchester United's recent improvement in form, which has seen them book their place in the FA Cup final and cling onto hopes of muscling in on the top four.

But outside a little blue-and-white corner of north London, most of the football world hopes and expects it to be Leicester's day.

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