Leicester City’s title-winning champagne was put on ice on Sunday after the Foxes drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford. The result has
Leicester City’s title-winning champagne was put on ice on Sunday after the Foxes drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The result has prolonged the Premier League title race until Monday when closest rivals Tottenham travel to Chelsea needing a win to keep alive their chances.
If Spurs lose or draw at the Bridge, Leicester will be crowned champions for the first time in the club’s history – which will arguably cap off one of the most impressive stories in the English topflight.
Cost comparison of Leicester City 2016 and Chelsea’s 2015 title winning team (source: transfermarkt.com)
Anthony Martial put United in front after just eight minutes when he converted Antonio Valencia’s cross.
Claudio Ranieri’s men were level a mere nine minutes later.
Wes Morgan headed home a free-kick from Danny Drinkwater who was sent off for two bookings leaving the Foxes at ten men for the last four minutes.
United failed to take full advantage as the two sides shared the spoils.
The result left Leicester City – who were 5000-1 outsiders at the beginning of the campaign – eight points clear of Spurs, who will attempt to reduce that gap to five on Monday – after which there are two games left of the season.
Leicester’s final two matches are at home to Everton and then away at Chelsea.