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Leicester City left to wait on Premier League title after draw at Manchester United

Leicester City had the chance to clinch the Premier League title on Sunday against Manchester United, but will have to wait at least one more day to celebrate. The Foxes could confirm the title without even playing.

Leicester City were unable to win the English Premier League title on Sunday as the Foxes drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

It was the worst possible start for Leicester, as Manchester United took an early lead through Anthony Martial. The French striker was left free at the back post to score past Kasper Schmeichel following Antonio Valencia's low cross.

The travelling fans were again in fine voice, and did not have long to wait before they were able to celebrate the equalizer. Club captain Wes Morgan was on hand to level the scores, as he headed home from Danny Drinkwater's free-kick past David De Gea.

The score remained level until the break, with Leicester's dreams of winning the title at the Theatre of Dreams still well within reach.

England Fußball Manchester United vs. Leicester City

Wes Morgan's goal earned Leicester a vital point

Champagne on ice

Leicester's season has been built upon resolute defending and efficient attacking - the Foxes had lost just one of their last nine league games in which they have conceded first before Sunday's game and that impressive run looked likely to continue.

The second half at Old Trafford was tense until the final moments. With just over 10 minutes to play, Chris Smalling's header struck the outside of the post as the Foxes stood firm under pressure.

And with just four minutes to play, Leicester were reduced to ten men when Drinkwater was shown a second yellow card, pulling back Memphis Depay on the edge of the Foxes' box. Although Depay fell down in the penalty area, referee Michael Oliver adjudged the foul to have begun outside the box and only a free-kick was given.

Drinkwater was not made to pay, though, as the score stayed level until the end.

Leicester's only rivals to win the English top division title, Tottenham Hotspur - who sit seven points behind in second place with three matches to play - face Chelsea on Monday night and anything but a win for Spurs will hand the championship to Ranieri's side.

Leicester face Everton at the King Power Stadium in the penultimate matchday of the Premier League season, before heading to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on the final day of the campaign.

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