David de Gea came to Manchester United’s rescue again with a crucial save in their 1-1 draw with Leicester City as Jamie Vardy broke the Premier League record for goals in successive games.
Foxes striker Leonardo Ulloa had the best chance to snatch either side victory when he was released by Riyad Mahrez midway through the second half, but De Gea used his feet to brilliantly save his shot.
The Red Devils would likely have lost at the King Power Stadium had it not been for the Spaniard – underlining the importance of keeping him from joining Real Madrid this summer, as BBC Sport reports.
De Gea could not prevent Vardy from breaking former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record by finding the net for the 11th straight league game after running onto a superb Christian Fuchs pass.
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Louis van Gaal’s side equalised on the stroke of half time when Bastian Schweinsteiger powerfully headed a corner past Kasper Schmeichel, but chances were rare after the break aside from Ulloa’s.
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Victory for either side would have seen them usurp Manchester City at the top of the table. A point apiece keeps Leicester in second and United in third with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur chasing hard.
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