Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes the Premier League title race is solely between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspurs as he ruled out.
The Foxes battled to a hard fought 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium yesterday to maintain their five-point advantage ahead of Tottenham.
The result left Arsenal 11 points adrift, while Manchester City are a point further back after drawing goalless at Norwich, but both teams have a game in hand.
Despite, 24points left for grabs in the final eight matches of the season, Koeman said only Leicester and Tottenham will battle it out on home stretch.
“It will be a fight between Tottenham and Leicester,” Koeman said via Sky Sports.
“In my opinion, that’s the difference between before and after this result. It’s a new situation for Leicester.
“Eleven points from Arsenal, 12 points from Manchester City, they are out of the title.”
“Tottenham are still close, but it’s now a fight between two teams,” Koeman added.
“Before this game it was still a fight between four or five. That’s the difference and it starts to run in your mind as a Leicester player.
“Before today the manager [Claudio Ranieri] was still mentioning the Europa League but after the result, they have Champions League. Now it’s about second or first place. That’s the title and it’s a different situation to what it was before the game.”