Leicester 1-0 Norwich City: Foxes gain five-point advantage

Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy (L) celebrates with Leicester City's English defender Danny Simpson after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 2, 2016. / AFP / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /

Leicester City pressing on for a historic EPL title

High-flying Leicester City have gained a five-point advantage at the top of the EPL table following their 1-0 victory over Norwich City at the King Power Stadium Saturday evening.

Norwich were initially looking like they will steal at least a point in the away tie but Leonardo Ulloa saved the day for the hosts as he got the only goal of the game in the final minute of normal time to secure all three points for the league leaders.

With more of a cautious display from both sides the first shot on target only finally arrived with two minutes remaining of the opening 45 when Redmond drilled a low strike towards goal that Schmeichel turned behind in unconvincing fashion.

Despite their seemingly dominance, it took until the 58th minute for Leicester to register their first shot on target in the game, and it was a relatively comfortable one for John Ruddy to deal with as he got down in plenty of time to keep out Vardy’s low drive.

Another followed 10 minutes later, but once again it was a routine save for Ruddy as this time Albrighton sent a tame shot into the keeper’s arms after a loose ball had broken to him 25 yards from goal.

Norwich came close to winning it in the closing stages when Redmond was allowed to cut inside from the left flank and arrow an effort towards the far corner, but it whistled just past the post with Schmeichel beaten.

It was Leicester who would get the decisive goal, however, as Ulloa tucked home Albrighton’s low cross at the back post to break Norwich hearts and secure a return to winning ways for the Foxes.

Norwich were almost close¬†to rescuing a point in stoppage time when the ball broke to Patrick Bamford, but he skewed his effort wide of the target as his side’s win-less streak in the league stretched to seven matches.