Leicester City moved closer to winning their first ever premier league title with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Swansea City at the King Power Stadium without their topscorer Jamie Vardy who was suspended but Algerian star Riyad Mahrez produced an inspired performance.
Manager Claudio Ranieri paired Shinji Okazaki and Jose Leonardo Ulloa in attack in the absence of the suspended Janie Vardy while Swansea’s Italian Gaffer Francesco Guidolin brought in Leon Britton and Wayne Routledge for Jefferson Montero and Alberto Paloschi.
However, it was the home side that started the better of both sides as PFA Player of the Year favourite Riyad Mahrez collected a loose ball from the visitors Captain Ashley Williams and coolly slotted the ball past Lukasz Fabianski for his 17th goal of the season.
Swansea who were noted for their possession play were denied space as the Foxes squeezed play and made it difficult for them to find room. The league leaders won a freekick and Daniel Drinkwater’s delivery was expertly headed into the net by Ulloa to make it 2-0 as the first half ended in favour of the home side.
The away side brought on Jefferson Montero and Alberto Paloschi for Leroy Fer and Routledge but it was the home side that extended their lead via a quick counter as Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp setup Ulloa for his second on the day.
Swansea best chance fell to Andre Ayew who headed a corner wide from six yards. Leicester was not done as substitute Marc Albrighton scored the fourth goal after fine work from fellow substitute Demarai Gray.