Jamie Vardy comments on race for Championship title as Leicester City widen gap on Leeds United

The race for the Championship title and automatic promotion to the Premier League took another turn on Tuesday night as Leicester City smashed Southampton 5-0 – widening the gap on Leeds United.

Despite having different forms coming into the match at The Riverside on Monday night, Leeds defeated Middlesbrough 4-3, proving to everyone that Daniel Farke’s team is still very much in the running for the title.

Tuesday night’s matchup was Southampton vs. Leicester, with the Saints needing to win to maintain any slim aspirations of finishing in the top two. However, they were unable to do so, as Leicester was running wild.

For the first hour of the match, it was quite close. Abdul Fatawu gave Leicester the lead with the first goal on minute twenty-five. Although Saints had opportunities, Leicester appeared to be certain to win all three points.

Leicester widen gap on Leeds to four between first and second

They accomplished it, and in the final 30 minutes, they elevated the victory even further. Later, Fatawu won man of the match after scoring a hat-trick. Wilfried Ndidi and Jamie Vardy were also listed on the score sheet.

With two games remaining, Leicester leads the Championship table by four points as a result of their victory. With 44 games played, they have 94 points. Leeds, with 90 points from 44, is still in second place.

Despite having 89 points, Ipswich is in third place and has a game in hand over the top two. They don’t play again until Friday night, when Leeds takes on QPR at Loftus Road, and Saturday, when Ipswich travels to Hull.

With Tuesday night’s setback marking their 44th game of the season, Southampton has fallen all the way back to fourth place, six points behind second-place Leeds. The team led by Russell Martin will now concede they are in the playoffs.

Jamie Vardy on Leicester seeking promotion ahead of Leeds

Leeds and Ipswich will likely battle it out for second place behind Leicester, unless The Foxes utterly collapse in their final two games against Preston on Monday and Blackburn by Tuesday.

Leeds would move up to fourth place over Ipswich with a victory on Friday; however, Kieran McKenna’s team will have two games remaining before facing the Ipswich team. Vardy talked with Sky Sports following the match.

There are still two games to go and six points up for grabs. We have to make sure we’re prepared for Monday night before we leave again. [Promotion at Preston] definitely. Every game we play, we want to win.

“Being aware that we can defeat anyone. We’ll bounce back; the guys have worked hard.

Leeds United had doubts heading into the game about their ability to catch both Ipswich and Leicester, but their victory at Middlesbrough on Monday night has given them greater optimism in the race to finish in the top two.

Leeds has only gained one point from the previous three games going into last night’s match. Conversely, Middlesbrough had won five of the previous nine games and was still undefeated. However, Leeds prevailed.

even after Boro took an early lead thanks to Isaiah Jones. Leeds hit back fast, first with Patrick Bamford hauling in a cross from Junior Firpo, and then Georginio Rutter winning a penalty for Cree Summerville to score.

Billy Sharp compared this cross to that of Stewart Downing. But Summerville was the one who grabbed the game by the scruff of the beck. The punishment wasn’t over for him yet. He added 30 goals and assists to his total.

Crysencio Summerville demonstrates his merit as the season’s player.
With a stunning reverse pass, he set up Willy Gnonto’s effort and our third, which the Italian scored. Summerville scored a fantastic goal, his 20th of the season, cutting inside and curling one into the far corner to give Leeds a fourth.

Taking the game by storm, Summerville defeated Boro and put Leeds back in the running for automatic promotion. Leicester’s victory over Southampton on Tuesday night was a massive victory.

The Saints gave up and ultimately fell to Southampton 5-0, essentially establishing Enzo Maresca’s team as the Championship victors and sending Russell Martin’s Southampton to the play-offs.

What Eddie Gray said about the Leeds winger this morning

Tuesday morning, following Leeds’ victory over Carrick’s team, Elland Road icon Eddie Gray was questioned by TalkSPORT regarding Summerville, who has been struggling lately, having only scored two goals in the previous 11 games.

He extolled the virtues of the Dutchman, telling Jeff Stelling and Ally McCoist that he is “tremendous” and that his opponents are scared of him. He is able to locate people and score goals.

He exerts pressure on defenders. When you get someone with his skill taking people on, it puts defenders under extreme pressure, and he has been fantastic for us. He rushes at them and takes them on.



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