The 55-year-old is pleased with his team's latest win.
Shinji Okazaki's 25th-minute goal was the difference in a relatively dull affair overall as Claudio Ranieri's side moved one step closer to seeing out this fairytale story.
Foxes legend Gary Lineker acknowledged immediately afterwards that it was an "absolute pig of a game", but the legendary striker is unconcerned with the quality of football at this stage of the title race.
Absolute pig of a game but WHO CARES. Leicester are 5 points clear. 8 games to go, folks.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 14, 2016
After Spurs beat Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday to move within two points of Leicester, the visit of the Magpies, under Rafael Benitez for the very first time, was a big test for them but it was one they passed.
With just eight league games to go, the impossible certainly seems to be growing distinctly more possible for the side who were priced by some bookmakers as 5000/1 to win the title.
Two of their next three outings are against Crystal Palace and relegation-threatened Sunderland, and Lineker, along with every City fan, will be optimistic that they can edge closer to the trophy in the coming weeks.
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