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After seemingly being getting ready to a season implosion simply 11 days in the past, Leicester City at the moment are tantalisingly near a Premier League return.

Enzo Maresca wants only one extra win, or a Leeds defeat, to safe automated promotion from the Championship on the first try.

“Straight back up Leicester City, playing football the Enzo way” chanted the jubilant house followers within the second half, after a powerful victory on the King Power Stadium.

It seems like a trick of the creativeness that on April 12, at Plymouth Argyle, Leicester suffered their sixth defeat in 10 matches to crank up fears of a late season collapse.

Yet this was emphatic, with a hat-trick from Abdul Fatawu, and promotion seems inevitable. They could possibly be promoted on Friday evening if Leeds lose at QPR.

While Leicester are dreaming of lifting the title, Southampton’s lingering hopes of ending within the high two are all however over after a poor efficiency which sentences them to the play-offs.

Southampton wanted a win to proceed difficult for automated promotion however had been abysmal, cranking up the stress on supervisor Russell Martin.

They may but play a big half within the common season, as they play Leeds away on the ultimate day.

Maresca has at all times insisted this absorbing promotion race would go to the wire.

Despite their current wobble, their consistency has been admirable and among the soccer right here was excellent.