Leicester City need two more points for the Premier League title after securing a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday – and they will become champions today if Tottenham Hotspur fail to defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Foxes recuperated well from an unstable start, during that time they went down after eight minutes when Anthony Martial gave hosts the lead from Antonio Valencia’s shot.
Claudio Ranieri’s side exhibited the power of purpose that has turned into their symbol this season when skipper Wes Morgan left behind the United’s defenders to score an equaliser after nine minutes. Both teams had penalty appeals rejected when Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo stopped Riyad Mahrez and when Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater was sent off in the end after second yellow card for pulling back Memphis Depay, with referee Michael Oliver deciding it was right on the edge of the area.
Leicester City’s fans cheered up with a big noise after the final whistle however this was a setback to Manchester United’s expectations of reaching to the Champions League as they now sit at the fifth place, four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with just three matches left. Leicester did not exactly finish the conventions of the great story the Premier League has ever told – however it certainly will not be far before they can formally enjoy this tremendous achievement.
Thousands of Leicester City supporters stayed behind well after the final whistle at Old Trafford in an exhibition of utter excitement as this fantasy journey towards a first top-flight title touches its ending. United boss Louis van Gaal gave Leicester boss Ranieri a warm salutation after the final whistle, whereas those home fans still inside the stadium congratulated Leicester City’s players when they moved toward the dressing room.
It was another indication of the rush of goodwill that has went with Ranieri and his players on this earth shattering trip. The landscape now moves to Stamford Bridge on Monday night, where the title will be Leicester’s if Spurs don’t beat Chelsea. What’s more, regardless of the possibility that Spurs do beat Chelsea, a win at home to Everton will wrap everything up next Saturday.