Leicester City Could Clinch Premier League Title By Sunday

Leicester's Mahrez celebrates.
Riyad Mahrez with teammates at The King Power Stadium, Leicester, August 22, 2015. Leicester City is on the verge of the Premier League title. Michael Regan/Getty

Mooted nine months ago, the unfathomable outcome of Leicester City winning the Premier League title could become a reality as early as Sunday (May 1).

Victory for Claudio Ranieri's team over Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend would confirm the most unlikeliest of champions—but only if West Bromwich Albion win at White Hart Lane on Monday (April 25).

Tottenham Hotspur trail the Foxes by eight points so victory over the Baggies is imperative; Lose and Leicester require just two points to crack open the champagne.

Leicester would have the opportunity to secure the Premier League crown, becoming just the sixth club to do so, at the home of Manchester United, which has won the league a record 13 times.

Ranieri's side was unaffected by the absence of top goal-scorer Jamie Vardy in the 4-0 win over Swansea on Sunday (April 25), as the England striker was sidelined by suspension.

The 29-year-old, runner-up in the PFA Player of the Year award to teammate Riyad Mahrez, will find out on Monday (April 25) if he will receive a further ban from the FA for improper conduct in Leicester's 2-2 draw with West Ham, that would see him miss the Manchester United tie.

Dele Alli, the Spurs midfielder who won the PFA Young Player of the Year award, is likely to start against West Brom as Tottenham go in search of victory.

A stumble from Mauricio Pochettino's team seems unlikely, however, as Spurs head into the tie having conceded just one goal in four league games, while scoring 12 in as many.

With West Brom's Premier League status confirmed, Pochettino's men will look to sweep aside Tony Pulis' team to see the title race rumble on.