BBC pundit Gary Lineker has commented on Twitter how Manchester City’s stalemate at Norwich City further helps Leicester City’s bid to pull off a shock Premier League title triumph.
Arsenal and City were widely regarded as the two favourites to win the title this season, yet poor form from the duo over the past few weeks has allowed Leicester and Tottenham Hotspur to pull clear.
With less than ten games to go, Manuel Pellegrini’s side spoke this week of how they can’t afford to throw any any more points yet that’s exactly what they’ve gone and done, drawing 0-0 at Norwich.
Writing on Twitter after the game, Lineker feels City’s draw is another advantage for Leicester while former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar believes the Manchester club’s title bid is now over.
How wonderfully considerate of Leicester's title challengers to continue to drop points.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 12, 2016
I would say that Man City chances of winning the league are remote 0-0 against Norwich— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) March 12, 2016
In a must-win game for City at Carrow Road, the visitors created very few clear-cut chances and it was Norwich who came closest to breaking the deadlock, with Patrick Bamford hitting the crossbar.
The draw leaves City now nine points behind the Foxes with only nine games left, and on current form they appear in danger of missing out on a place in next season’s Champions League.
West Ham United remain just two points behind the Citizens, while Liverpool are seven points back but in great form and with a game in hand on those just above them.
As for Norwich, a draw doesn’t really help their cause to stay up all too much though it does put an end to three straight defeats as they remain in 18th position, behind Sunderland on goal difference.