Karren Brady offers warning message to Leiceser, uses Newcastle as an example

Karren Brady

West Ham's Karren Brady feels the title race isn't over just yet.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has told The Sun that whilst she doesn't expect Leicester to throw away the Premier League title, Newcastle United's collapse in 1996 is a warning to the Foxes.

Leicester sit seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a frankly incredible season under Claudio Ranieri, and beating Southampton 1-0 last weekend took them one step close to a historic title win, as second-placed Tottenham drew 1-1 at Liverpool.

This weekend, Leicester travel north to take on relegation-threatened Sunderland in what could be a potentially tricky encounter for Ranieri's men, whilst Tottenham host Manchester United at White Hart Lane in what looks to be a pivotal weekend in the race for top spot.

Many believe that the title race is over anyway, as Leicester's lead of seven points with just six games to play is deemed to be enough of a cushion for the Foxes.

However, West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has told The Sun that whilst she is glad that Leicester have continued their remarkable season, they haven't quite sealed the deal just yet.

Brady pointed to Newcastle's collapse back in 1996, where they saw a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League and eventually lost the title to Manchester United as an example of what could happen - and whilst she offered a warning to Leicester, she ultimately thinks they will win the Premier League.

"While all those guys were saying Leicester hadn’t a chance of winning the Premier League, humble old me protested that, yes, they had," said Brady. "They haven’t won it yet, though, so many of the same people who now claim it is all over bar the open-bus tour of the city should shut up for a while."

"Despite Claudio Ranieri’s team leading the table by seven points after their victory over Southampton, there are 18 still to play for. Perhaps the memory of Newcastle’s 12-point lead evaporating exactly 20 years ago offers a warning — three Leicester defeats and Spurs could catch them. I hope not and I don’t expect it," he added.

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