IN a season full of oddities, it seemed entirely normal that Leicester’s players should stagger off the field at Old Trafford to a standing ovation from both sets of fans, cursing a draw with an early goal apiece, not because of missed chances but because they know they are the better side.
A victory would have been perhaps too audacious, the modest side led by a humble veteran who were fighting relegation only last season, snatching the Premier league title from the jaws of financial logic at the ground of its most successful champions.
Leicester will now await the result of tonight’s fixture between Chelsea and Tottenham, with some fans hoping the blues can put an end to their agonising wait to clinch the title by consigning Tottenham to second place by denying them three precious points.
Others will be hoping their team can win the title through a win on their home soil against Everton on Saturday May 7. That would also allow manager Claudio Ranieri the opportunity to celebrate with his players, which he would miss tonight due to a prior engagement taking his mother out to tea in Rome.
Whatever happens the 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Leicester City capped a tough weekend for the erstwhile giants of seasons past.
Southampton, who’s excellent season has been overshadowed by Leicester’s heroics, thumped Manchester City 4-2, although Pelligrini’s men must have one eye on the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid, and a certain Portuguese phenomenon back in training.
Liverpool were beaten handily by a resurgent Swansea side 3-1 in Wales, while Arsenal laboured to a 1-0 victory over Norwich, which all but secured them third place, as Arsene Wenger endured fan protests over his enduring lack of silverware.