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EPL: We really want the title, says Leicester City's Wes Morgan

Leicester's match-winner Morgan points to desire being key ingredient in their 1-0 win over Southampton to move seven points clear in the title race

London: Premier League leaders Leicester City went seven points clear at the top of the table after skipper Wes Morgan scored in a 1-0 win at home to Southampton yesterday.

Leicester City defender Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates after scoring a goal during their English Premier League match against Southampton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England yesterday. Pic/AFP
Leicester City defender Wes Morgan (centre) celebrates after scoring a goal during their English Premier League match against Southampton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England yesterday. Pic/AFP

Morgan's 38th-minute header at the King Power Stadium, his first goal in nearly a year, was good enough to secure Leicester's fifth 1-0 victory and extend the East Midlands club's advantage over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool on Saturday.

Leicester need 12 points
Now Leicester need just 12 points from their final six games to claim the first top-flight title in the club's 132-year history.

Jamaica centre-back Morgan scored the only goal of the game when he got on the end of a Christian Fuchs cross. The joyous scenes at full time told the story of just how much this latest win meant to a Leicester side who this time last year were battling to stay in the Premier League and who had been rated as 5,000/1 rank outsiders for the title before this season started.

"We saw the (Tottenham) game was a draw and wanted to make the most of our opportunity. We really want it," Morgan said.

Meanwhile Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri urged his players to keep their feet on the ground. "Everyone is expecting something more for us and we are in the cloud, but we have to keep concentrating," said the Italian. "There is a chance for us to be champions this season, but we have to be professional."

EPL standings

(Teams, played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)

Leicester 32 20 9 3 55 31 69
Tottenham 32 17 11 4 57 25 62
Arsenal 31 17 7 7 52 30 58
Man City 31 16 6 9 56 32 54
Man Utd 31 15 8 8 39 27 53
West Ham 31 13 12 6 49 37 51
Southampton 32 13 8 11 41 33 47
Stoke 32 13 8 11 36 39 47
Liverpool 30 12 9 9 46 41 45
Chelsea 31 11 11 9 49 41 44
West Brom 31 10 10 11 30 37 40
Everton 30 9 11 10 51 42 38
Bournemouth 32 10 8 14 38 54 38
Watford 31 10 7 14 30 36 37
Swansea 32 9 10 13 33 42 37
Crystal Palace 31 9 7 15 34 42 34
Norwich 32 8 7 17 35 56 31
Sunderland 31 6 9 16 36 55 27
Newcastle 31 6 7 18 31 58 25
Aston Villa 32 3 7 22 22 62 16

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