London — Leicester relinquished first place in the English
Premier League heading into 2016 after drawing 0-0 with Manchester City in an
entertaining stalemate on Tuesday.
Arsenal leads Leicester — the surprise team of the season —
on goal difference, with third-place City three points behind after half of the
Raheem Sterling was a danger in the first half for City at
King Power Stadium, forcing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel into three
saves, while striker Jamie Vardy wasted the home side's best chance by blazing
over when clear on goal.
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City finally managed to keep a clean sheet without injured
captain Vincent Kompany (calf) — who was ruled out for up to four weeks by
manager Manuel Pellegrini after the game — but hasn't won away in its last six
"I don't think in December that you're going to win the
title," Pellegrini said. "At the end of January and the first week of
February, maybe we can see more who are finally the teams which will be
involved in the fight."
After a loss at Liverpool on Saturday, Leicester's title
credentials were questioned by some, especially as it was battling relegation
all of last season. But Claudio Ranieri's side silenced their doubters with
another superb performance, holding its own against many pundits' favorite for
"This league is very crazy . nobody wants to win the
league. It's very strange," Ranieri said. "We're the basement and the
other teams are a villa with a swimming pool. It's not easy for us but we want
to fight with everybody.
"It's a miracle what we're doing."For
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