When can Leicester City win the Premier League? When will the trophy be presented? Can Tottenham still win the title?

27 Apr

Leicester City have the Premier League trophy in their grasp.


Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion means the Foxes will wrap up the title on Sunday 1 May if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, in talkSPORT’s live commentary match.

Spurs remain the only team mathematically capable of catching Claudio Ranieri’s side, but it could all be done and dusted before the start of next week, with only three games remaining.

Leicester, as the table shows, require only three points between now and the end of the campaign (if Tottenham win their three remaining matches) to be crowned champions.

SO, IF THEY CLAIM THE TITLE THIS WEEKEND, WHEN WILL THE TROPHY BE PRESENTED?

While victory over United would complete a remarkable triumph, the Premier League would present the trophy at the Foxes’ next game, on Saturday 7 May at home to Everton.

With this fixture taking place at the King Power Stadium, it would be the optimum time for the presentation to take place – in front of their home support.

Should they drop points to Louis van Gaal’s team, the trophy could still be presented at the King Power Stadium if Leicester clinch the title against Everton, as the Premier League have a policy of presenting the trophy to the champions in their last home game of the season, where possible.

ARE TOTTENHAM STILL IN THE RACE?

Spurs still have a very slim chance of clinching the title.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently seven points behind Leicester and are the only team who can still deny the Foxes top spot.

If Ranieri’s troops capitulate in their remaining fixtures, failing to take the needed three points before travelling to Chelsea, and Tottenham take maximum points, claiming the league could go down to the wire.

Should this happen, the trophy could be lifted at either Stamford Bridge or St James’ Park, where two trophies and presentation teams will be on standby.

With Newcastle United battling relegation and possibly needing a result against Spurs on 15 May, Geordies will hope top spot has been confirmed before the final day of the season.

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