Leicester City Draw 1-1 With Manchester United. Title Almost Theirs, But Not Quite

02/05/2016 8:27 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:52 PM AEST
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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Leicester City watch the game against Manchester United in The Market Tavern on May 1st, 2016 in Leicester, England. Leicester City would have won the Premier League title today if they had beaten Manchester United away at Old Trafford. Leicester City will be crowned champions on Monday if Tottenham Hotspur fail to win on Monday in what would be one of the league's most surprising and memoriable moments. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Almost there. Almost, almost, almost there. Leicester City drew 1-1 with Manchester United overnight. They came from a goal down and clung on for the draw, despite having just 38 percent of possession during the match. Here's what that means.

  • It means Leicester City are now eight points clear of Tottenham Hotspur on the English Premier League ladder.
  • It means Tottenham Hotspur must win all three of its remaining games to catch the leaders.
  • And if Tottenham do win all three, Leicester must lose its last two games, or lose one and draw one, to relinquish the title that seems theirs.
  • Tottenham play Chelsea on Monday night UK time, which is around 5am Tuesday morning AEDT.

In other football news, you can read our match report on Adelaide United's 3-1 victory in the A-League Grand Final here.

If you missed the sumptuous free kick by Isaias, here's the vision. It was also delectable, delicious and several other food adjectives. Can you tell we prepared this weekend's wrap while watching Masterchef?

Lucas Neill is reportedly broke. The former Socceroos skipper, who became the man at the helm after Australia's best ever FIFA World Cup campaign in 2006, earned an estimated $40 million over a career which spanned almost two decades. A defender, Neill played for four English Premier league clubs.

But administrators have been appointed to investigate his affairs after he was declared bankrupt in the UK, where he lives, News Corp papers report.

Hawthorn are gone. We're calling it. You can read our match report on their thrashing at the hands of the GWS Giants here. Hawthorn were the second oldest team to win an AFL flag last year, and they're just looking a year older and slower now. No soup for them.

Meanwhile the Fremantle Dockers remain anchored to the bottom of the AFL ladder. We cannot make enough maritime puns here. They're really plumbing the depths this year. We just can't fathom it. OK that's enough.

In other footy news, the Swans just escaped against the Lions, while the Blues did enough to beat the Bombers in a match that was like watching two toothless dogs fight over a bone.

Should this man be playing for Australia?

semi radradra

Charges like a semi trailer...

The man is Semi Radradra. Cool name, even better player. The Parramatta Eels NRL winger has been selected for Australia in the upcoming rugby league Test against the Kiwis. And he desperately wants to play too, which is a lot more than some of the players to turn out in the green-and-gold in recent years.

Just one little problem. Radradra played international rugby league for Fiji as recently as 2013. Radradra fits all the eligibility criteria so the paperwork is fine. But fans don't like it. In one online poll, 68 per cent of respondents think it's wrong. League fans want the international game to grow. Fiji is a rising power. But its rise won't be helped by losing players of this calibre -- much as they lost Jarryd Hayne to the green-and-gold.

Speaking of Jarryd Hayne, no one in America is. The Aussie they're all talking about is Adam Gotsis, a Melburnian who's just been picked up in the second round of the NFL draft by none other than reigning Super Bowl champs the Denver Broncos.

Unlike Hayne, Gotsis played American football for thee years at college level at Georgia tech. He's a defensive tackle so he's the guy doing the grunt work rather than the flashy runs Hayne is known for. But on the backs of such players are championship seasons built. Indeed, the Broncos' defense last year was rated among the best ever.

Word is he'll earn a lazy million plus a year in his rookie season. No wonder he's feeling thankful.

And in other news, Russian Formula One winner Nico Rosberg appeared to ignore Russian president Vladimir Putin. Haha!

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