Leicester City is on the verge of winning their first ever top flight title in what has been a fairytale season in the Premier League. They need 3 points to clinch the championship in a tough game against Manchester United on May 1. But what time is the match and how can you watch? Let us fill in the blanks so you won’t miss a minute!
The soccer world is with them. Little Leicester City, who were 5000-1 shots to win the Premier League at the start of the season, are just 3 points away from claiming their first ever top-tier championship. Standing in the way of their potentially historical achievement is Manchester United, who they face at Old Trafford on May 1. How and when can you watch it? Click down to see!
When does the game kick off?
Manchester United host Leicester City at The Theatre of Dreams on Sunday, May 1 at 9:05 a.m. EST. It’ll be frenetic from the start, so you won’t want to miss a minute. It’s a sell-out for the champions-elect, who boast the best away record in the Premier League.
How can I watch the game?
There are various ways of catching the Red Devils against the Foxes, with NBC Sports continuing their fine coverage of the greatest soccer league in the world for TV viewers in the US. They also have a live stream that you can access here.
Why is this such a big deal?
Simply put, Leicester City were never even considered title contenders. In fact, they were one of the favorites to be relegated from the Premier League after managing to avoid relegation by the skin of their teeth from the top division last season. They’ve dazzled and amazed everyone, it really is quite the fairytale. Sorry Cleveland Browns fans, but Leicester winning the league is like Cleveland winning next year’s Super Bowl!
Who is their star player?
The beauty of Leicester City is that the foundation of their success is built upon team solidarity. Their team roster is filled with talent that has never really hit the heights they’re achieving right now. However, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been key to their success this season. Jamie, who is sadly missing today’s game through suspension, is vying to be the Premier League’s top scorer with Sergio Aguero. Riyad was named PFA Football of the Year by his peers on Apr. 24.
What happens if they don’t win?
The scenario is that Leicester City needs to win one of their final three games to win the Premier League. If it’s not against United, they have a home game against struggling Everton and their final match away at Chelsea to complete the job. Alternatively, if their title rivals Tottenham Hotspur lose to Chelsea on May. 2, then Leicester City won’t be able to be caught at the top because they will be too many points ahead.
HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to watching this one? Who do you think will win? Tell us your score predictions below!