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Leicester City Draw With Manchester United, Putting Premier League Title On Hold

'I think they are going to do it, we've just got to wait a bit longer.'

01/05/2016 20:45

Leicester City fans will have to wait at least one more day to find out if their team can clinch the Premier League trophy after drawing at Manchester United on Sunday.

Hundreds of fans packed into pubs and bars across the city to watch the action from Old Trafford, with Foxes fans knowing that a win would see them cap off an historic season.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for Manchester United in the eighth minute before Wes Morgan got an equaliser for Leicester City.

The result means that Leicester can win the league if Tottenham Hotspur fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.

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    Leicester City's (left to right) Christian Fuchs, Andy King and Robert Huth walk off the pitch after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City's (left to right) Robert Huth, Andy King and Marc Albrighton applaud the fans after the final whistle.
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    Leicester City's Wes Morgan (right) walks off the pitch with teammates after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha applauds the fans after the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City fans cheer on their side in the stands after the match despite not winning the title on the day, during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City fans hold up a 'Champions' scarf in the stands after the final whistle.
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    Leicester City's Robert Huth (left) and Manchester United's Anthony Martial battle for the ball.
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    Leicester City fans cheer on their side in the stands.
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    Leicester City fans watch the game between Manchester United and Leicester City at Hogarts bar in Leicester.
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    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney attempts a chip but misses the target during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City fan Gary Lineker in the stands
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    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has a free kick attempt on goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez (left) and Manchester United's Marcos Rojo battle for the ball.
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    Leicester City's Wes Morgan (right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with teammates during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City fans look nervous as they watch from the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    Leicester City's Daniel Drinkwater leaves the pitch after being sent off
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    Leicester City's Wes Morgan celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    A Leicester City fan wearing a fox mask cheers on his side during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Fans leaving the Local Hero pub on Aylestone Road, Leicester, said they were pleased with the draw as it puts the pressure on their title rivals.

Rick Woolmer, a Leicester fan since 1963, of Corby, told the Press Association: "We could have won it, maybe we should have won it, and we're nearly there.

"I'm sure it will be tomorrow night.  We can only do as well as we have done and they were brilliant today.

"Going to Old Trafford to win the Premier League is a big ask. I've been a lifelong Leicester fan and been through ups and downs and this is everything."

Arthur Gomersall, 73, said: "I think Leicester should have pinched that but I'd have taken a point to begin with.

"I think they are going to do it, we've just got to wait a bit longer."

The crowd at the Local Hero were in high spirits throughout the match, chanting "We're all going on a European tour" and "We are top of the league" as the game went on.

Harry Barnett, 18, of Leicester, said: "The pressure was off before the match, and I think this has been a good result.

"It's actually going to happen and it's ridiculous."

While Dennis Mistry, 46, paid tribute to the manager Claudio Ranieri for guiding the Foxes to within grasping distance of a league title.

He said: "Leicester played all the way, 100%. It's just been fantastic this season, fantastic players, fantastic manager and fantastic supporters."

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