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Sporting Sunday: Man United deny Leicester their Premier League celebrations

Leicester City play Manchester United at Old Trafford. Image: @LCFC

Leicester City Vs. Manchester United, Full Time score (Image Source: @lcfc)

It would have been the ultimate football fairytale, but Leicester City missed the opportunity to secure their first Premier League title win this afternoon.

The Blues drew one-all with 13 time Premier League winners Manchester United away at Old Trafford.

After narrowly surviving relegation last year, Leicester’s odds to win the Premier League back in August were 5000-1.

Former Chelsea boss, Claudio Ranieri, was drafted in to replace Leicester’s then manager Nigel Pearson.

But Ranieri hadn’t worked in English football for over a decade and was considered a major gamble by Leicester’s owners at the time.

A gamble which has seen the Blues rise to the top of the table and proven to the English football elite that anything is possible.

But Leicester’s incredible season could still have a very happy ending, as they remain number one in the league with two points in two games needed to claim the championship.

LMMN’s Sports Correspondent, Emma Roberts, explains how the Foxes can still win:

Match Highlights

Man Utd’s starters remained largely unchanged from last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final match.

Leicester’s influential striker, Jamie Vardy, was noticably absent.

Vardy was serving a two-match ban after his agressive behaviour during Leicester’s match against West Ham.

The Blues got off to a nervous start, which was compounded in the eighth minute by Anthony Martial’s goal from  Antonio Valencia’s cross.

Leicester captain, Wes Morgan, headed an equaliser nine minutes later from a free kick off Danny Drinkwater’s boot.

Drinkwater received a yellow card for dragging back Memphis Depay, and a second followed to make a red leaving just ten Leicester players on the pitch for the rest of the second half.

Drinkwater will now be out for next week’s game against Everton.

 

 

 

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