Leicester City continued their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw against title challenging Manchester United. As a result of this point, they have also kept their own position in the top four.
It would have been unimaginable only six months ago when Nigel Pearson had guided Leicester to safety in remarkable circumstances. The club appeared doomed for relegation at this stage last season, but an amazing run of form in the last three months of the season saw Leicester City stay up.
Just when the club was expected to be amongst relegation trouble once again, they have been able to take advantage of Jamie Vardy’s form to challenge for the title.
The striker once again scored – for the 12th game in a row – to put Leicester in front. However, they conceded a late first half goal from Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Both teams then were unable to break the deadlock and the points were shared, though at some periods when United were dominant the live bets odds on StanJames dropped to as low as 1/10 on.
This was a great result for Leicester since they managed to contain a United team that had been on a great winning run in recent weeks. Despite this result, manager Ranieri maintained that the club are keen to avoid relegation by reaching the 40 point mark. A number of other league managers have backed the Leicester for the title if they continue this form.
"I'm satisfied with a draw against a big team like Manchester United. The result was not easy. Of course we wanted to win the match, but they are a great team, very well organised, they keep possession and the move the ball.
"It was important that we kept it compact and ours was an amazing performance. I'm very, very happy. We wanted to win today, but also we wanted to help Jamie achieve the record. Well done to my players for helping Jamie Vardy to score,” said Ranieri.