Precious point at Old Trafford edges Leicester towards fairytale title win
Manchester United threatened to halt Leicester City’s surge towards their first ever top-flight title at Old Trafford, but the 10-man Foxes came from behind to snatch a priceless point.
The result takes Claudio Ranieri’s side a step closer to completing football’s greatest ever underdog story.
Anthony Martial put the Red Devils ahead in the eighth minute, with the French hitman slotting a sweet strike through Kasper Schmeichel’s legs in front of a delighted Stretford End.
However, it was the travelling Foxes faithful who were making all the noise after captain Wes Morgan nodded home less than ten minutes after Martial’s opener, with a goal which highlighted the threat Ranieri’s robust side offer from set-pieces.
The Reds went in search of a winner and could have had a penalty when Danny Drinkwater felled Memphis Depay, but referee Michael Oliver controversially decided the offence had not taken place in the box.
The Foxes defender was sent for an early bath, though, and the visitors endured a nervy few moments as the hosts pushed for a goal which would have boosted their hopes of a top-four finish.
In the end, it was a share of the spoils which leaves the East Midlands club on the cusp of a title. The point means the Foxes are now 1/22 for the Premier League crown – having been 5000/1 before the season.
And Leicester will be confirmed champions tonight unless Tottenham can manage a first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990.
Whatever happens in west London tonight, Jamie Vardy will surely be having a party at the King Power on Saturday, with Leicester 8/11 to beat Everton.
Man United are next in action at relegation-threatened Norwich this weekend, with Louis van Gaal’s men 10/11 to record a fifth win in six games.
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