Leicester notched up another little achievement without even playing


It's been a season of remarkable achievements for Leicester, but another one slipped by without a lot of fanfare at the end of Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

The dropped points meant that, as Foxes superfan Gary Lineker pointed out, City cannot now catch Leicester - and that is big news.

The group stage of the Champions League is indeed now guaranteed for Leicester, so they can well and truly dream of glamorous European nights against Barcelona, Bayern Munich et al.

In fact both third-placed City and fourth-placed Arsenal can, in theory, still catch Leicester, but as the pair still have to face each other, they cannot both overhaul the league leaders.

There's also an outside chance that whoever finishes fourth won't even qualify for the play-off round of the Champions League.

Leicester City celebrate a goal
(Mike Egerton/PA)

If City were to win this year's tournament and Liverpool were Europa League champions, with both finishing outside the top four, then they would go into the Champions League alongside the top three, with the team in fourth dropping into the Europa League.

And boy would it suck to be them.