Full-time: Leicester 1-1 Manchester United

  • Jamie Vardy surpasses Ruud van Nistelrooy and sets a new record by scoring in an 11th consecutive Premier League fixture
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger equalises for the visitors with a powerful header on the stroke of half-time
  • Hard-fought draw leaves Leicester one point ahead of Manchester United in second
Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy has now scored in 11 consecutive Premier League matches Getty

So honours even at the King Power Stadium, probably a fair result on the balance of play. This was certainly not as entertaining a contest as many had initially hoped for, but Vardy will rightfully take all the headlines after successfully breaking Van Nistelrooy's old record.

Manchester City retain their place at the top of the Premier League by virtue of a comfortably superior goal difference, but this result still leaves Leicester perched above United by a single point in second. The Foxes travel to out-of-form Swansea next, while United host Slaven Bilic and West Ham.

That is all for this particular live blog, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK as we round-up all of today's top-flight action before bringing you coverage of the hotly-anticipated heavyweight boxing clash between reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko and fiery challenger Tyson Fury later on.

We will also be on hand tomorrow to provide live updates of Chelsea's trip to Tottenham, as well as Liverpool vs Swansea and Norwich against Arsenal from Carrow Road. For now, goodbye.



Leicester 1-1 Manchester United


Another break from Leicester as Ulloa and Vardy combine well before the latter fails to pick out his strike partner with an adequate return pass.

At the other end, Schlupp breathes a sigh of relief as his undercooked headed clearance from Young's searching cross is driven high over the bar by Darmian.


Just two minutes of added time signalled by the fourth official.


This current Leicester team is littered with players who spent the early part of their careers at Old Trafford. Another, midfielder Drinkwater, looks to dent his old side as he is teed up by N'Golo Kante on the edge of the penalty area but his snapshot flies wide.


Darmian rises above Fuchs to win a powerful header into the penalty area. Memphis collects, but his first touch is far from ideal and that allows Morgan to get across and put the Dutchman off as he fires over the crossbar and appears to hurt his foot in the process.


Van Gaal's side are applying real pressure now as Schlupp has to be alert to block Mata's effort at the back post.

Leicester make their final change, with Ranieri opting to send on Ritchie De Laet in place of fellow ex-United youngster Simpson.


United once again look to utilise Schweinsteiger's aerial prowess but Huth is on hand to head behind for a corner.

Referee Pawson stops play following a nasty clash of heads between the German defender and Smalling but both players are fine to continue.


Another throw-in missile from Fuchs looks to cause problems for the United backline but this time Smalling can clear. Good pressure from Vardy to create the chance.


The game has entered a bit of a lull with 15 minutes remaining. United are happy to keep possession but Leicester, as always, pose the biggest threat on the counter.


Another painfully anonymous performance from Rooney is brought to an end as Van Gaal withdraws his captain in favour of Memphis.

Ranieri's second change sees Albrighton replaced by the speedy and versatile Jeff Schlupp, who had a trial with Manchester United back in 2013.


So close for Leicester as the excellent Mahrez bursts forward on the counter and leaves Blind behind before cutting inside Darmian and feeding Ulloa.

The substitute does well to step away from Smalling, but his low shot is frustratingly tame and De Gea saves with his foot. That should have been their second goal.


United are once again enjoying the majority of possession but Vardy continues to make a nuisance of himself and demands that Smalling maintains full concentration.


A first substitution from either side with 30 minutes remaining as Ranieri introduces Ulloa at the expense of Okazaki.


Schweinsteiger again rises to meet Young's free-kick but this time Leicester escape. The experienced German midfielder is proving himself to be a real aerial menace this evening.


United win a free-kick on the right-hand side. Young's floated delivery is met by the head of Schweinsteiger, forcing Schmeichel to parry. Rooney heads the rebound across goal under pressure from Huth but the offside flag is raised.


A real chance for Leicester is spurned as Albrighton breaks forward down the left flank and lofts the ball over Smalling. Vardy is unmarked in the penalty area, but the ball is just too high for him to make contact and the opportunity goes begging.


The second half is now underway. No changes from either Ranieri or Van Gaal.



Leicester 1-1 Manchester United


Leicester have looked a little vulnerable aerially from set-pieces in this first 45 and United finally make them pay on the stroke of half-time. Danny Drinkwater deflects a free-kick wide and from the resulting Blind corner, Schweinsteiger wrestles to break clear of the weaker Okazaki before heading the ball firmly past Schmeichel.


Goal: Leicester 1-1 Manchester United (Bastian Schweinsteiger)


We are having one or two technical problems here, but United have finally posed something of a threat to Schmeichel's goal through Martial and a notably sluggish Rooney is the latest player to avoid a caution for a not-so-subtle foul on the marauding Mahrez.


United actually looked the more competent side in the early stages of this game as they largely monopolised possession, but that goal seems to have totally knocked the stuffing out of them. Such a poor response thus far.


That looked like a dive from Rooney as he jostled with Fuchs on the edge of the penalty area. Certainly not a spot kick.