It has yet to be decided which matches from the penultimate round of the Premier League season – on 7, 8 and 9 May – will be moved for television but, as it stands, this was the final time that Leicester would play their weekend match after second-placed Spurs.
Knowing that Tottenham had dropped points might have increased the pressure on Ranieri’s side – but they overcame it to move closer to their first top-flight title.
Leicester were 5000-1 outsiders for the title last August after narrowly avoiding relegation the previous season. Ranieri says his squad know they may not get another shot at glory.
“We believe it’s a magical season and next season won’t be the same,” he added.
“We try to do our best. Other teams can win 3-0, 4-0. We have to fight to win 1-0. We must be focused in our way.”