Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri left emotional after securing Champions League ‘dream’

He became the first Leicester player to score more than 20 goals in the top flight since Gary Lineker plundered 24 in 1984-85 and Vardy said: “It is massive for me personally, but the main thing is the team. We got three points which is what we wanted.

“There is nothing wrong with looking at the fixtures, but the team that we have got, they are not a bunch that are going to let it go to their heads.”

The defeat for Sunderland leaves them entrenched in the relegation zone with next Saturday’s trip to Norwich now pivotal to their hopes of staying afloat.

“Norwich will be seven pints clear if we lose. It starts heaping too much pressure on us,” said manager Sam Allardyce.

“Everyone knows that Leicester play lots of balls over the top of your defence to let Vardy in. That was disappointing. I would rather them score any other way but that.”

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