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Swansea blow title race wide open with win

13 Mar 2018
George Byers, Swansea

Welsh side beat Leicester 3-1 to deny them a six-point lead at top of PL2 Division 1 and boost their own title chances

Swansea City denied Leicester City the chance to move six points clear at the top of Premier League 2 Division 1, and in turn put themselves within touching distance of the leaders, with a 3-1 victory.

George Byers (pictured) put the Swans ahead in the 31st minute and Kenji Gorre doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time.

Gorre set up Byers for Swansea's third in the 70th minute, before Sam Hughes replied for the Foxes.

With two minutes remaining Mael Davies was shown a straight red card for the hosts. 

The result blows the title race wide open.

Leicester are three points clear of second-placed Liverpool, having played one more match.

Arsenal are a point and a place further back, with two matches in hand on the leaders, while Swansea, in fourth, are five points behind the Foxes with one match more to play than Leicester.

See: Swansea report | Leicester report

Next fixtures

Swansea: 18 Mar v Man Utd (H) PL2
Leicester: 16 Mar v Southampton (A) PL Cup

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