Foxes will have to wait for title glory
Leicester miss out on first chance to win the league after 1-1 draw
There may not have been a fairytale ending at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ for Leicester but all Manchester United did was delay the inevitable.
Claudio Ranieri’s side were nerveless, producing another determined display that proves why they are, without a shadow of a doubt, the best side in England.
Having fallen behind after only eight minutes to a well-taken Anthony Martial goal, Leicester responded like champions.
Captain Wes Morgan rose highest to head past David de Gea just nine minutes later and Leicester then went looking for the win that would have delivered the most miraculous of titles.
Ultimately they could not find the goal that would have sparked mass celebrations back in Leicester, but there were no signs that the Foxes will fold under the pressure in the remaining weeks of the season.
There was one sour moment as Danny Drinkwater was sent off late on for two bookable offences, but Leicester held on for a valuable point.
“The performance was good,” said Ranieri. “I wasn’t worried as we have very good heart. The goal gave us more confidence. I knew we would react.
“After our goal we played better and I think the draw is the right result.”
Now the attention will turn to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea play Tottenham tonight at 11pm UAE time.
Anything but a Spurs victory will hand the title to Leicester, but Ranieri will not be watching.
“I’d like to watch the Tottenham match but I’m on a flight back from Italy so I might not know the result until I land,” added the Italian.
“For us it’s important to continue to dream and continue to work.”
Should Tottenham overcome Chelsea then Leicester will have another chance to capture the title next weekend when they host a struggling Everton side at the King Power Stadium.