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Leicester Do Saints A Favour
Monday, 18th Mar 2019 09:48

Watching Sky Sports Soccer Saturday was almost as nerve wracking as watching Saints themselves as Leicester City battled through adversity to earn what looked like being foe most of the game an unlikely victory, but it did Saints a big favour.

Saints went into this weekend having to sit back and pray, the team they were praying for most was Leicester City who travelled to Burnley who themselves sat on equal points with Saints albeit with an inferior goal difference.

Even a point for the home side would lift them above Saints and give them a psychological boost, so we were looking for the Foxes to do their bit.

Switching on to Sky Sports, shortly after 3pm though did not bring good news, Harry McGuire had already been sent off after only 3 minutes and this would make it an uphill task for his side.

But a goal for Leicester brought hope although it was swiftly cancelled out to make it all square at half time.

The second half brought news of Burnley dominating and missing an open goal so when the studio went to Turf Moor in the final minute to hear of a goal our worst fears looked like being realised.

But it wasn't the home team it was the Foxes to earn a victory and in doing so give Saints a big boost in their fight against relegation, it didn't change much in the table. but Burnley have now played a game more.

This makes it tough for Burnley as they also have Cardiff breathing down their necks, with 7 games left their next fixture is a home game against in form Wolves, followed by a trip to Bournemouth, then the crunch game Cardiff at home on 13th April, in what could be a pivotal weekend for Saints and go a long way to deciding who gets relegated.

After that Burnley finish off with Chelsea away, Man City at home, Everton away and end with Arsenal at home.

This isn't the easiest of ends to the season although Cardiff's is just as bad as in their last 8 games they have to face Chelsea & Liverpool at home and Manchester City and Manchester United away.

This may well be looked back on as a crucial weekend at the end of the season by Saints fans even though their club was not playing.

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Sanguin added 10:02 - Mar 18
This was fantastic for us, how deflated must the Burnley squad be after losing to a ten-man Leicester side.

As you point our Burnley and Cardiff have to play each other, they can't both win that game.

We only have to play one of the top six (Liverpool) in our remaining games. Burnley have to play three of the top six and Cardiff have to play four of the top six.

We're not safe but it's really starting to feel like our destiny is in our own hands and we're odds-off to face relegation.

Onward and upward. COYS!

SanMarco added 10:23 - Mar 18
I suppose there is the usual end of season issues like sides with their minds on other things but our fixtures are certainly not as difficult as our two main rivals. Ralph has got us 21 points from 15 games and so another 10 should be perfectly achievable - of course 8 or even 7 may well do...

wibbersda added 10:34 - Mar 18
Sad that we have to check and rely on other teams for our Fate. That said in all likelihood Cardiff are for the drop!

LoisDeem added 11:21 - Mar 18
Whilst us Saints fans can pontificate on 'fortunate' results elsewhere etc, I'd prefer not to see too many comments from the players, with them focussing instead on focus getting the results in our own right, we're good enough but we must keep our eye on the ball, and they must now show us how good.

underweststand added 12:09 - Mar 18
" Take one game at a time " - isn't that what they are always saying.?
At least that was one result that didn't make our situation worse, but we need to get those 3 or 4 wins to make things a bit easier.

KriSaint added 00:17 - Mar 19
Strange, unexpected results tend to queue up at the end of the season.
Let´s not take anything for granted, BUT..., I admit that Leicester beating Burnley with 10 men felt G.R.E.A.T.

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