Sunday , October 1 2023

United Temporarily Halt Leicester City Title Celebration

Leicester must wait to claim the Premier League title after being held to a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in a pulsating clash at Old Trafford.

Needing victory on Sunday to claim the first top-flight title in their 132-year history, Claudio Ranieri’s side started nervously and they were behind in the eighth minute after Anthony Martial’s ninth league goal of the season.

But the visitors showed the character that has underpinned their campaign so far, levelling the scores nine minutes later thanks to captain Wes Morgan’s header.Wes Morgan celebrates Leicester's equalising goal against Manchester United

After the break, both sides continued to push forward in search of a winner as both Leonardo Ulloa and Riyad Mahrez went close, before Chris Smalling’s header rattled the post with just over 10 minutes remaining.Leicester were forced to see out the game with 10 men after Danny Drinkwater received his marching orders in the 86th minute for a second bookable offence, but they did just that with the draw taking them to within one point of the title.

However, Ranieri’s men, who face Everton at the King Power Stadium next Saturday, could be crowned champions without kicking a ball if Tottenham fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday Night Football.

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