No trophy yet, but Ranieri happy with point

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was happy after his side's 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, despite the missed opportunity to win the title.

The Foxes could have lifted the Premier League trophy had they earned all three points against the Red Devils, but had to settle for a stalemate after Wes Morgan's 17th-minute header cancelled out an early opener from Anthony Martial.

"For us it was important to come here and get a minimum of one point," Ranieri said. "We made a good performance, we reacted well and confidence is very high. We must stay calm and reflect during the week.

"United started very, very well and for us it was difficult to play without Vardy as it was important to stretch the defensive line. Without Jamie Vardy it was hard, they pressed high and we lost a goal. 

"But after our goal we gained a lot of confidence though and started to play much better. I thought we could have scored another goal but the draw was okay. 

"If we concede a goal it's much better that it's at the beginning so you have more time to draw the match. After, it was an open match. We could score, they could score. It was okay, the performance was good and I'm very pleased with the result."

The draw means Leicester's wait for their first ever top-flight title will have to continue until Monday night at the earliest, when second-placed Tottenham face outgoing champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and anything less than a win for Spurs means Leicester are champions.

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