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Leicester City Club store's shelves empty as Foxes close in on the title

Foxes supporters have been flocking to Leicester City's club store this weekend. So much so that the shelves are bare ahead of their crunch tie with Manchester United on Sunday.

A win at Old Trafford would see Leicester claim the Premier League title on Sunday. The club also need just one more victory in their three remaining games to be crowned Champions.


Aston Villa suspend striker Agbonlahor

Agbonlahor has been suspended by Aston Villa. Credit: PA

Aston Villa have suspended striker Gabriel Agbonlahor pending an investigation into off-field matters.

The action comes following allegations concerning his conduct in a national newspaper.

Agbonlahor, 29, had been out of the immediate first-team picture having been placed on a fitness programme by caretaker manager Eric Black.

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Leicester can cope without banned Vardy - Simpson

Vardy was sent off against West Ham. Credit: PA

Jamie Vardy has been one of the players of the season, but Danny Simpson is confident his absence will not derail Leicester's title bid.

Vardy will miss next weekend's clash with Swansea after bring sent off against West Ham and things could get even worse after being charged by the Football Association with improper conduct for his furious reaction.

The England striker and Leicester have until 6pm on Thursday to respond to a charge that could lead to an additional ban, but Simpson is confident the Foxes have the wherewithal to cope with the striker's absence.

"Vardy has been one of the best players in the league," the full-back said.

"But Leo (Ulloa, who scored the equaliser against West Ham with a stoppage-time penalty) came on and got a point for us - that was a lot of pressure for anyone.

"Other players have scored in the team and before last week Vards hadn't scored for five or six games, so we'll deal with it.

"We've got other players who can come in. Just look at the game - Jeff (Schlupp) came on and won us a penalty and Leo came on and scored.

"Dema (Demarai Gray) has come on in the last few weeks and showed for a young lad his maturity and he's an attacking threat. So I'm sure we'll cope with it well."

Job cuts expected at Aston Villa as relegation looms

Villa Park Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Sport

Staff at Aston Villa could face compulsory redundancy as the club prepares itself for relegation to the Championship, the club has confirmed.

A meeting was held today to tell staff about proposed changes to the club's structure, which it's hoped will help steady it financially.

The club say 'every effort' would be made to reduce the number of staff through voluntary schemes, but didn't rule out compulsory redundancies.

"We recognise this is an extremely difficult time for all staff and the Club will offer support to all staff affected."

– Aston Villa FC
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