If Leicester win the Premier League it will be the most "unlikely triumph in the history of team sport" - Gary Lineker

The Match of the Day presenter made some big claims in a column for the Guardian for today

BY Cian Roche 09:43 Monday 14 March 2016, 9:43 14 Mar 2016

Ahead of tonight's visit of Newcastle to the King Power Stadium, Leicester remain top of the league and favourites to go all the way and win the competition.

Writing in The Guardian today, former England striker and BBC's Match of the Day presenter, Gary Lineker, penned a gushing column over the success of his team this season.

"Something extraordinary is happening in the world of football" he began.

"Something that defies logic. Something truly magical. Something that makes me well up with emotion because this something is happening to my team. The team I have supported since I was the size of a multipack of crisps."

Leicester sit two points clear of Tottenham, but a win tonight would re-establish their five point lead at the summit.

Lineker praised the work of manager Claudio Ranieri and even went as far as to claim that a win would be one of "the most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport."

He wrote: "Pearson then, much to the disappointment of the vast majority of Leicester fans,was sacked, presumably for the outrageous behaviour of three young players on tour, one of whom was the manager’s son.

"Mayhem ensued. A new man in charge was needed and quickly.

"Enter Claudio Ranieri. At this point I feel I should come clean and say that, like many others, I felt it was a pretty uninspired choice. In his previous job he managed a Greek national side that lost to the Faroe Islands. Not that I could have got away without such a statement anyway – Twitter would never allow that to happen.

"Oh how wrong I was, how wonderfully, spectacularly, blissfully wrong.

Claudio Ranieri was tipped by many to fail at Leicester City. Image: Nick Potts / PA Wire/Press Association Images

"The bookies agreed with me, Leicester were the overwhelming favourites to be relegated. Who then could possibly have envisaged what would transpire?

"What we are witnessing, should Leicester go on to win the title, is quite possibly the most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport. A collection of individuals who couldn’t win a football match for love nor money a year ago have turned into an invincible force.

"A team with a spirit and togetherness the like of which the game has seldom seen. All beautifully held together by the canny, inspirational – yes, inspirational – Tinkerman."



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