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Leicester fans must wait to see if side clinches Premier League title

By Alexander Britton

Published 01/05/2016

Leicester City fans hold up a 'Champions' scarf in the stands after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture by Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Leicester City fans hold up a 'Champions' scarf in the stands after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture by Martin Rickett/PA Wire
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. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney attempts a chip but misses the target during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Leicester City fans will have to wait at least another day for their side to clinch the Premier League trophy after drawing at Manchester United.

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.

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.

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, said: “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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