Leicester City draw at Manchester United to move to brink of title

Sun May 1, 2016 1:32pm EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Leicester City must wait at least one more day for their first-ever Premier League title after drawing 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Claudio Ranieri's side failed to get the victory that would have brought the silverware but they will be crowned champions on Monday if second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who trail them by eight points, fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where they have not won since 1990.

Hopes of a Leicester triumph on Sunday suffered an early setback when striker Anthony Martial put United ahead with a neat right-foot finish from Antonio Valencia's eighth-minute cross.

The goal galvanized Leicester, who equalized nine minutes later when captain Wes Morgan headed home a Danny Drinkwater free kick.

The visitors thought they deserved a penalty when Riyad Mahrez clashed with Marcos Rojo in the United area, but without the suspended Jamie Vardy they lacked their usual threat on the break.

United could have grabbed a late winner but Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel was quick off his line to foil the advancing Memphis Depay.

"It was very tough. Manchester United dominated possession and we had to dig in and be resilient. It's a point and it's a step in the right direction," Morgan told reporters.

"It proved to be an important goal and to score at Old Trafford was a great feeling. It's not ours until we get two hands on the trophy."

Leicester finished the game with 10 men after Drinkwater was sent off for a second bookable offense five minutes from time.   Continued...

 
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