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Published: 15:59 | 1/5/16

Foxes on the brink after United draw

Morgan header cancels out Martial opener

Leicester city have one hand on the Premier League trophy after they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Knowing a win would secure their first ever top flight crown, the Foxes had to settle for a point which means they will be champions if Tottenham Hotspur do not win at Chelsea on Monday night.

Claudio Ranieri's men had to play the last few minutes of the game with just 10 men after United academy graduate Danny Drinkwater was dismissed after receiving his second bookable offence.

In hindsight Leicester will be pleased with the outcome of referee Michael Oliver's decision as although Drinkwater's initial foul was outside the penalty area, the hosts could have been awarded a spot-kick as Memphis Depay was brought down inside the area.

That would have been harsh on Leicester however, as despite having only 30% of possession, their solid display and the character they showed in coming from behind at the home of the 20-time champions was worthy of parity and means they could win the title on Monday.

For Utd, the draw dealt a massive blow to their hopes of grabbing a Champions League spot, the Reds now five points behind neighbours Manchester City and a whopping seven behind Arsenal.

It looked like they were going to get the three points they desperately required when Anthony Martial's cool finish in the eighth minute gave the home side a lead their all-action start merited.

However, Foxes captain Wes Morgan levelled just eight minutes later when he headed home unchallenged from a free-kick.

The visitors had their own big shout for a penalty turned down after Riyad Mahrez went over Marcos Rojo's dangling leg.

Although Utd were the better side in the first period, after the break they struggled to create many opportunities and when they did, they found Kaspar Schmeichel in fine form.

Chris Smalling did beat him as the game entered its closing stages but the defender's header bounced off the outside of the post.

Marouane Fellaini's league season could be over after he elbowed Robert Huth off the ball and considering Dele Alli was banned for three games earlier this week for a similar incident, the Belgian can probably expect a three-game ban which would allow him to be available for selection for the FA Cup final.

Before the destination of that particular piece of silverware is decided, Leicester will hope they have the Premier League crown sitting in their trophy cabinet and after this latest hurdle has been cleared, it would be foolish to think they won't.

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