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Classic Encounter: A Crucial Point At Old Trafford

Leicester City’s fifth fixture of the 2019/20 campaign sees them face Manchester United at Old Trafford – a venue in which the Foxes secured a point that ultimately won them the Premier League title in 2016.
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City will face Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side on Saturday, following the first international break of the season, and have shared some memorable encounters with the Manchester outfit over the years.

The historic 5-3 victory at King Power Stadium, in which Leicester recovered from 3-1 down to beat Louis Van Gaal’s men in dramatic fashion, is no doubt one of the Blue Army’s favourite clashes with the Red Devils.

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

The Club's late Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, salutes the Leicester City fans after the 1-1 draw. The Foxes would go on to win the Premier League a day later.

Manchester United 1 Leicester City 1
Sunday 1 May, 2016
Premier League
Old Trafford

It was on Sunday 1 May, 2016, that City earned perhaps their most important point against Man Utd, as a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford proved enough for them to be crowned champions of England a day later.

The Foxes, managed by Claudio Ranieri, fell behind after only eight minutes, when France international attacker Anthony Martial converted Antonio Valencia’s delivery, but, in true Leicester City fashion, they were on level terms nine minutes later.

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Wes Morgan
Wes Morgan

The Leicester City captain's header cancelled out Manchester United's early opener at Old Trafford.

Midfielder Danny Drinkwater’s inch-perfect delivery was headed home past Man Utd stopper David De Gea by skipper Wes Morgan, who wheeled away in celebration before saluting the Club’s travelling supporters.

Drinkwater was later sent off after picking up two bookings, but City stood strong to earn a valuable point. Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea a little over 24 hours later saw the Foxes confirmed as 2015/16 Premier League champions.

It was a story that shocked the footballing world, and one that will forever be remembered as one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time.

City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez (King 88'), Kanté, Drinkwater, Schlupp (Albrighton 77'); Okazaki (Gray 67'), Ulloa

Subs not used: Schwarzer, Chilwell, Wasilewski, Amartey

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