Lineker: Leicester win would be most unlikely in team sport history

If it goes on and lifts the league title at the end of the season, former Leicester forward Lineker believes it would be one of the most unlikely achievements in sporting history.

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Leicester City has defied the odds and is the favorite to win the Premier League title this season.

Leicester City winning the Premier League would go down as one of the best moments in team sport history, according to Gary Lineker. 

Leicester have defied all odds this season, with many predicting its unexpected title challenge to crash months ago. 

However, Claudio Ranieri's men sit two points above second-placed Tottenham and can restore its five-point advantage with victory over Newcastle United on Monday. 

If it goes on and lifts the league title at the end of the season, former Leicester forward Lineker believes it would be one of the most unlikely achievements in sporting history.

"What we are witnessing, should Leicester go on to win the title, is quite possibly the most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport," he wrote in the Guardian.

"It could all fall apart in the home stretch. This most unreal of dreams could turn into a miserable reality. I hope not.

"Something extraordinary is happening in the world of football. Something that defies logic. Something truly magical. They are on the edge of sporting immortality."