Wes Morgan Leicester City
Wes Morgan celebrates with his teammates after scoring the equaliser against Manchester United, May 1, 2016.Reuters

Tottenham are still in the Premier League title race, just. Needing a win to crown themselves the new champions of England, Leicester City could not quite find the right ingredients to pull off a victory against Manchester United, making that wait for the it-is-gonna-come title a little longer.

Spurs can stay in the title race as long as they beat Chelsea on Monday night, but if they don't, then Leicester will be the new, most improbable (at the start of the season, that is), champions of the Premier League. The lead at the top of the table, as it stands, is eight points, after Leicester City only managed a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Manchester United, who refused to let the fairy tale team of the season have their way at their own backyard.

With two games to go, Leicester still only need a win to confirm them as champions, but if Spurs fail to pick up anything but three points on Monday, Claudio Ranieri's men will be the new champions.

On the day that they could have won it on their own, Leicester looked a touch overawed by the occasion, even if Wes Morgan, one of the best defenders in the league this season, equalised nine minutes after Anthony Martial had given Manchester United the lead.

That lead came in the eighth minute, when Martial found room at the far post to control a cross from Antonio Valencia and fire one low past Kasper Schmeichel, the son of one of Manchester United's favourite sons. Schmeichel will know he should have done better as the ball, albeit hit hard a low by Martial, crept by him at the near post.

However, after Leicester survived another Manchester United chance, when Schmeichel, this time, kept Jesse Lingard out at the far post, the away team were back on level terms with Morgan heading home from six yards out off a fairly harmless-looking freekick from Danny Drinkwater.

The two teams huffed and puffed a little from there, with Manchester United, desperate for the three points to keep their top four hopes alive, looking a little more likelier to get the second goal in the first half – Manchester United will look back at a challenge from Danny Simpson, which could have seen the defender sent off, but then Riyad Mahrez could have easily won a penalty as well, with Marouane Fellaini lucky to stay on after an altercation with Robert Huth, who could have also seen a red.

Leicester were a lot stronger in the second 45, looking like they might just find a way to unlock the Manchester United defence, but despite a few ooh and ah moments, the goal just would not come.

Manchester United were then given an extra man's advantage with three minutes to go, when Drinkwater brought Memphis Depay down to get a yellow card. It was touch and go as far as the position of the foul was concerned – Manchester United will argue it should have been a penalty – and while the home team pressed in the final few minutes, that Leicester defence, one of the best in the league in the second half of the season, stood firm to earn a hard-fought point and edge ever closer to the title.

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