Soccer

Leicester misses 1st chance to clinch Premier League title

  • Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, centre left, appeals for a penalty after a tackle by Manchester United's Marcos Rojo during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, centre left, appeals for a penalty after a tackle by Manchester United's Marcos Rojo during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • Leicester's manager Claudio Ranieri takes to the touchline before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Leicester's manager Claudio Ranieri takes to the touchline before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • Leicester City soccer fans watch the game between Manchester United and Leicester City, shown live on TV at Hogarts bar in Leicester, England,  Sunday May 1, 2016. (Chris Radburn / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Leicester City soccer fans watch the game between Manchester United and Leicester City, shown live on TV at Hogarts bar in Leicester, England, Sunday May 1, 2016. (Chris Radburn / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

Leicester missed its first chance to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship victory in English soccer.

Second-place Tottenham, which is eight points behind Leicester, must beat Chelsea away on Monday to keep alive the title race.

Leicester fought back after going behind to Anthony Martial's eighth-minute goal, with captain Wes Morgan heading in a free kick to equalize in the 17th. Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater was sent off in the 86th for a second yellow card.

A win would have sealed the title for Leicester, a modest team from central England that narrowly escaped relegation last season. Leicester's remaining games are against Everton at home and Chelsea away.