Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has warned their title rivals that they are ‘still alive’ and will fight to the end, following their 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.
The Foxes came blew the chance to go five points clear at the top when they drew with West Brom, and could be overtaken by Tottenham Hotspur if they beat West Ham United tonight.
Leicester recovered from conceding early to Salomon Rondon to lead 2-1 at the break with goals from Danny Drinkwater and Andy King.
But Craig Gardner’s fine free-kick equaliser capped a frustrating night when City also hit the bar twice through Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki.
Leicester’s draw, after beating Norwich 1-0 previously with a late winner, now means Spurs have the chance to go top on goal difference with a win at West Ham tonight.
But boss Ranieri, whose side visit Watford next on Saturday, insisted: “We are alive and our spirit is ready to fight again.
“We scored twice and if we had just a little more luck we would have won the match.
“Sometimes to get one point is good. It was a fantastic match and I am very pleased with our performance. It was just the goal that was missing but we created a lot of chances.
“We were a little unlucky but I am more confident than after the game against Norwich. Against Norwich we won the game at the end but we created very few chances.