City Resilience Delights Morgan
- The skipper scored the equaliser after Anthony Martial had put the home side in front
- A win would have seen the Foxes clinch the Barclays Premier League title
- They could still do so on Monday night should Tottenham Hotspur fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
After recovering from an early setback to secure at Old Trafford on Sunday, Wes Morgan spoke of the resilience within the Leicester City squad.
Anthony Martial had edged the Red Devils in front after just eight minutes but the Foxes rallied, with Morgan himself heading home the equaliser with 10 minutes.
City lost Danny Drinkwater to a second yellow card late on but they still managed to secure a point. Although it wasn’t enough to clinch the league title on the day, the Foxes could win it on Monday night if Tottenham fail to win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking afterwards, Morgan was pleased both with the point and with the way in which the side performed to earn it.
“It was a tough, tough game,” he told . “Man Utd dominated the first half and to come out 1-1 at half time may have been a bit unfair on them.
“In the second half we performed better and over the course of the game we did have chances so that’s pretty good. It could have swung either way but 1-1 is a point in the right direction.
“They were on top and we equalised at the right time. It was important to settle the nerves and get the goal. We started to come into our own in the last 15 minutes and it was exactly what we needed.
“It was a tough game and Man Utd were really on form. We had to be resilient and a draw is definitely a good result for us.”
Morgan’s strike was his second of the season after scoring the winner against Southampton last month, and it again proved to be an important goal. Drinkwater was the provider from a free kick as the skipper battled to get in front of his marker and glance a header into the far corner beyond David De Gea.
“I can’t remember much of it,” admitted the captain. “I remember the ball coming in and just thinking get contact on the ball. I’ll have to look back at it but it’s an important goal and to score at ta place like Old Trafford is a good feeling.”
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