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Manchester United F.C. 1–1 Leicester City F.C.

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Manchester United v Leicester City
Old Trafford inside 20060726 1.jpg
Old Trafford Hosted the match
Event2015–16 Premier League
Date1 May 2016 (2016-05-01)
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester
Man of the MatchKasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
RefereeMichael Oliver (Northumberland)

The 2015–16 season match between Manchester United and Leicester City at the Old Trafford took place on 1 May 2016. The result was a 1–1 draw. the result meant that if Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea then Leicester would win the Premier League.[1]


Leicester started the game 7 points clear top of the Premier League and a win would see them win the title. a draw would mean that if Tottenham beat Chelsea then it would go down to the next match. but if Tottenham were to draw or lose then Leicester would be crowned champions.[2]



First Half[edit]

Manchester United opened the scoring just 8 minutes in when Valencia's cross found Anthony Martial who slotted the ball into the net for 1–0. Leicester equalized in the 17th minuet when Drinkwater's free–kick was headed home by the captain Wes Morgan.

Second Half[edit]

in the 86th minuet Danny Drinkwater pulled back Memphis Depay on the edge of the penalty area and received a second yellow card and was sent-off.

Match details[edit]

Manchester United1–1Leicester City
  • Martial Goal 8'
  • Morgan Goal 17'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 75,275
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Manchester United
Leicester city
GK 1 Spain David de Gea
RB 25 Ecuador Antonio Valencia
CB 12 England Chris Smalling
CB 17 Netherlands Daley Blind
LB 5 Argentina Marcos Rojo
DM 16 England Michael Carrick Yellow card 57'
RM 35 England Jesse Lingard Yellow card 53' Substituted off 62'
CM 27 Belgium Marouane Fellaini Substituted off 75'
CM 10 England Wayne Rooney (c) Yellow card 66'
LM 9 England Anthony Martial
CF 39 England Marcus Rashford Substituted off 82'
GK 20 Argentina Sergio Romero
DF 36 Italy Matteo Darmian
DF 51 Netherlands Timothy Fosu-Mensah
MF 21 Spain Ander Herrera Substituted in 75'
MF 8 Spain Juan Mata Substituted in 62'
MF 28 France Morgan Schneiderlin
FW 7 Netherlands Memphis Depay Substituted in 82'
Netherlands Louis van Gaal
GK 1 Denmark Kasper Schmeichel
RB 17 England Danny Simpson
CB 5 Jamaica Wes Morgan (c)
CB 6 Germany Robert Huth
LB 28 Australia Christian Fuchs
RM 26 Algeria Riyad Mahrez Substituted off 88'
CM 4 England Danny Drinkwater Yellow card 58' Yellow-red card 86'
CM 14 France N'Golo Kanté
LM 15 Ghana Jeffrey Schlupp Substituted off 77'
CF 20 Japan Shinji Okazaki Substituted off 67'
CF 23 Argentina Leonardo Ulloa
GK 32 Australia Mark Schwarzer
DF 30 England Ben Chilwell
DF 27 Poland Marcin Wasilewski
MF 11 England Marc Albrighton Substituted in 77'
MF 13 Ghana Daniel Amartey
MF 10 Wales Andy King Substituted in 88'
FW 22 England Demarai Gray Substituted in 67'
Italy Claudio Ranieri

Man of the Match:
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • No extra time or penalties.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


The result left Leicester City top of the Premier League and meant that if Tottenham Hotspur failed to beat Chelsea then Leicester would win the league. Tottenham ended up drawing 2–2 with Chelsea, which meant that Leicester won the Premier League title.[3]


  1. "Man.United 1-1 Leicester City". BBC. BBC. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  2. "Manchester United 1-1 Leicester City as it happened". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  3. "Chelsea 2 Tottenham 2". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2019.

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