Leicester consolidated its spot in the Champions League qualification locations by beating Sheffield United 2-0 in the Premier League on Thursday due to targets by Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray.
The victory saved Leicester in fourth place, some extent behind third-place Chelsea and three above Manchester United, which performs Crystal Palace later.
A top-five end — and due to this fact no less than a spot in the Europa League — is nearly assured, nevertheless, after shifting six factors away from sixth-place Wolverhampton and having a a lot superior purpose distinction with two video games remaining.
“The result gives us the second-highest finish in Leicester’s history,” Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers stated. “We have two games to go to create some more history.”
With Manchester City having gained its attraction in opposition to a two-12 months ban from European competitors, a top-four end is required to qualify for the Champions League moderately a end in the top 5.
Leicester finishes the season with a visit to Tottenham earlier than what might show to be a winner-takes-all house assembly with Man United.
Perez drove house the opening purpose from simply inside the realm in the 29th minute after being teed up by Luke Thomas, a left again making his debut for Leicester.
Gray got here on instead in the 76th minute and doubled the lead inside three minutes, scoring from an angled shot after being picked out by Jamie Vardy on the finish of a counterattack.
Sheffield United stayed in eighth place, two factors behind sixth-place Wolverhampton in the battle for Europa League qualification.
“We were way off of it,” Sheffield United supervisor Chris Wilder stated. “We have taken some enormous steps forward this season, but the goalkeeper kept us in the game and we never deserved anything form the game — off it from the first minute to the 90th, no excuse from us.”