• Jamie Vardy puts Leicester ahead.
  • Juan Mata levels six minutes before the break.
  • Mata free-kick puts United ahead on the hour.
  • Substitute Daniel Amartey sent off just 17 minutes after coming on.
  • Harry Maguire equalises in the fifth minute of added time.
  • Manchester United now 13 points behind Manchester City.
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Well that brings an end to marathon live coverage.

If you have been with us since the start, some 11 hours ago, you're an IBT hero.

It just leaves me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We're back on Boxing Day with a clutch of live games to get your teeth into.

But until then, a very good night.


Full time: Leicester 2-2 Manchester United

Fantastic entertaining to bring an end to the football before Christmas. Leicester grab an unlikely late equaliser to upset Manchester United and leave the title in Manchester City's midst.


GOAL! Leicester 2-2 Manchester United (Harry Maguire)

Amazing. Ten man Leicester have grabbed a late equaliser, which their resilience deserves. Manchester United will be sickened. Marc Albrighton's deep cross finds Maguire who slides into the corner at the back post. Why Chris Smalling was marking him while injured I'll never know, but that will be part of the post-mortem.


Four added minutes at the King Power.


Smalling is a sitting duck at the back with his injury and United are slow to react, before they eventually move Lindelof into the centre. Ander Herrera to right back.


Chris Smalling looks injured and that could be the end of his evening. Leicester have two minutes to take advantage.


United are making a real meal of trying to kill this game off, guilty of walking the ball in. They have a four-on-two but can't provide the finishing touch. Awfully wasteful. If Leicester get a late one here, a few players might be walking home, if they're lucky.


Henrikh Mkhtaryan on for the final eight minutes of normal time. Juan Mata goes off. He is the matchwinner as things stand.


If Manchester United don't end up winning this, they can add Marcus Rashford to the blame list. Or maybe even Jon Moss.

Pogba plays in Rashford who goes to round Schmeichel, is tripped by the 'keeper and the ball runs out of play. No goal or penalty. Ten minutes remaining for Leicester to make United pay.


RED CARD: Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)

Amartey has only been on 17 minutes but he's having an early bath. He was booked earlier for a trip on Ashley Young and now he takes out Marcus Rashford down the left and receives a second booking. There is barely an appeal on the pitch or in the stands. That really deflates Leicester.


AGAINST THE POST! Jesse Lingard should really put the game to bed. Lukaku feeds a superb pass to Lingard who goes round Schmeichel but with Morgan coming round to cover hits the post.


Marcus Rashford continues his record of playing in every United game this season as he replaces Anthony Martial, who looks disappointed to be withdrawn.


Schmeichel kicks the ball against Lukaku and United have the chance to make it three, but their attack is lacking in dynamism and Amarty clears the danger when he nips ahead of Lingard.


Juan Mata with a picture-book free-kick to give United the lead.

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GOAL! Leicester 1-2 Manchester United (Juan Mata)

Wonderful, wonderful free-kick from the Spaniard. A six-man wall plus two United players mean Kasper Schmeichel is unsighted but even so Mata gets it up and over the blockade and high into the net, leaving the Foxes 'keeper with no chance.


Free-kick for United on the edge of the Leicester penalty area.


Daniel Amarty on for the injured Danny Simpson, who has done his hamstring.


Will Leicester be given any gifts in the second half?

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Riyad Mahrez beats Ashley Young with ease - the Algerian is lethal in one-one-one situations - and his cross finds Fuchs but United clear their lines though Lindelof.

Down the other end United should go ahead as Lukaku finds Martial, but the Frenchman scoops over when well placed.


Another long range effort from Pogba but Schmeichel makes an easy save.


Yellow card for Nemanja Matic who is nut-megged by Mahrez and just tugs back the Algerian.


Players out for the second half. No changes at the break.

And we're back under way.


Half time: Leicester 1-1 Manchester United

Decent half at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring after Riyad Mahrez's brilliant hold-up play, before Juan Mata netted the leveller after a defensive mishap. The 2015-16 champions have probably edged it, but United look dangerous every time they go forward.


GOAL! Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United (Juan Mata)

Leicester won't be happy with the manner they have conceded as a half-cleared cross falls to Mata who slides the ball into the corner.