Leicester misses 1st chance to clinch Premier League title

ABS-CBN Sports on May 01, 2016 11:24 PM
Leicester misses 1st chance to clinch Premier League title
Leicester's Daniel Drinkwater walks from the pitch after being sent off, for a second bookable offense, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Leicester missed its first chance to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship victory in English soccer.

Second-place Tottenham, which is eight points behind Leicester, must beat Chelsea away on Monday to keep alive the title race.

Leicester fought back after going behind to Anthony Martial's eighth-minute goal, with captain Wes Morgan heading in a free kick to equalize in the 17th. Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater was sent off in the 86th for a second yellow card.

A win would have sealed the title for Leicester, a modest team from central England that narrowly escaped relegation last season. Leicester's remaining games are against Everton at home and Chelsea away.

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