Leicester beats Palace to take another step to league title

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 12:28 p.m. ET

LONDON (AP) Leicester's lethal double act of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy combined again to see off Crystal Palace on Saturday, clinching a 1-0 victory emblematic of the Premier League leaders' astonishing pursuit of the title.

Mahrez arrived unmarked in the penalty area to meet Vardy's cross in the 34th minute at Selhurst Park for his 16th goal of the season.

A year after sitting bottom of the league before winning a late battle against relegation, Leicester is now eight points clear at the summit ahead of second-place Tottenham's game against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Thirteen of Leicester's 31 league games have now been secured by one-goal margins. And like so often during this improbable bid for a first-ever league title, it was Leicester's opponent which enjoyed most of the possession in London.