No birthday cake for Foxes despite 3-1 win

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says he will not share his birthday cake with his players, despite the club recording a 3-1 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Italian, who recently turned 65, admitted he was delighted with the display against the Eagles, however, the Foxes' failure to get a clean sheet means he cannot share his birthday cake.

Goals from Ahmed Musa, Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki saw City record a well deserved win at the King Power Stadium. With that said, Yohan Cabaye's late consolation effort was a minor dissapointment for Ranieri.

He told the BBC, "That was our best performance so far this season. It was the shape and model of last season and we concentrated on doing our job. We knew our weaknesses but also strengths.

"I said I would share my birthday cake in the dressing room if I got a clean sheet. They clearly don't want a piece!" 

The English champions next face a stiff test in the league when they visit Tottenham Hotspur near the end of October.