English Premiership

Yedlin aims to ruin Leicester's party

2016-04-08 13:30
DeAndre Yedlin, right, vies for the ball with Dusan Tadic (AP)

Cape Town - Sunderland's on-loan defender DeAndre Yedlin is hoping to do his parent club Tottenham Hotspur a favour this weekend by helping his team beat Leicester City, Spurs' main rivals at the top of the Premier League.

The 22-year-old United States international is on loan with the Wearsiders this season and is likely to feature against Leicester, who are seven points ahead of Spurs with six games remaining, on Sunday.

A Sunderland win would breathe new life into Tottenham's pursuit of this season's surprise league leaders and considerably help their own relegation fight.

Sunderland are 18th in the table, four points adrift of Norwich City above them.

"The whole Leicester thing is an unbelievable story, but it's obviously one we are going to try and put a dent in this weekend," Yedlin was quoted as saying on the Evening Standard website.

"Talking to a lot of the players here, they've been saying that if Leicester win the title, it will probably be one of those stories they end up making a movie out of. It's a great story," he added.

Leicester's rise, fired by the goals of Jamie Vardy, has already attracted the attention of Hollywood with writer Adrian Butchart, who co-wrote the first two parts of football trilogy "Goal!", reported to be discussing a deal in Los Angeles to script the striker's life story.

Yedlin will not want to contribute any more uplifting twists to the plot on Sunday when he will be charged with finding a way to keep Vardy quiet.

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