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 By Chris Wright

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri fulfils 'clean sheet' pizza promise

It took them 10 attempts but Leicester City finally kept their first clean sheet of the Premier League season, courtesy of a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

As such, manager Claudio Ranieri was left needing to uphold his end of a motivational bargain he made with his players back in September, in which the Italian promised to treat his team to pizza should they successfully make it through a match without conceding.

Ranieri had already agreed to take his team out for a slap-up pizza meal, with 12 bottles of champagne thrown in for good measure.

"Champagne and pizza is good. Not fantastic but it's okay," the Foxes boss said.

Asked whether such a diet may possibly be construed as unhealthy, he replied: "No, it's carbohydrate - good for the muscles."

Leicester defender Christian Fuchs then posted photographic evidence of Ranieri's pepperoni-laden pizza promise having been upheld on Twitter.

With Jamie Vardy extending his outstanding run of scoring in seven consecutive Premier League matches in the narrow win over Palace, Ranieri reserved special praise for his goalscoring hero.

"Maybe he gets a bigger piece of pizza - one and a half for him," he added.


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