Liverpool's grip on the First Division Championship tightened today as they beat Leicester City 2-0 at Filbert Street, with their nearest challengers Everton losing 1-0 at Oxford Utd. Thus their game in hand was effectively spent. Theoretically, West Ham were still in with a shout as they beat Ipswich to leapfrog the Toffees into second place.
However, if Liverpool beat Chelsea on Saturday 3 May then their 16th League Title would be secured. The top of the table reading, as it did, Liverpool P(41)-Pts(85)-GD(51), West Ham 40-81-35 and Everton 40-80-39.
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