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Norwich hero Efan Ekoku: Leicester can handle this defeat

Norwich City hero Efan Ekoku expects Leicester City to handle last night's 1-0 setback.

Ekoku believes that, even though it is far from ideal, Champions League hopefuls Leicester can afford this blip because of the troubles being experienced by the teams behind them.

"I would be concerned if I was a Leicester fan," Ekoku told Sky Sports. "We were standing right beside the Leicester fans for the last five minutes and there was quite a few who were agitated.

"The fortunate thing for them is that the teams behind them keep tripping up.

"Manchester United are on a decent run at the moment, unbeaten in a few matches, but Spurs and Chelsea are showing signs of fragility, which they have done throughout the season.

"I just think that eight-game winning streak that Leicester had before Christmas could be that crucial spell where they opened up that gap.

"I don't think the sides behind them have got the confidence that they can bridge that gap. Leicester, who are not in great form themselves, can probably afford even one or two more slips and still be ahead of that chasing pack."

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