Axel Tuanzebe’s own goal earned Leicester a 2-2 draw with Manchester United to ensure they remain above them in second spot.
Bruno Fernandes’ 79th-minute goal had looked to have maintained United’s 100 per cent away record this season but Tuanzebe deflected in Jamie Vardy’s strike to level it up on 85 minutes.
Marcus Rashford’s opener (23) had earlier been cancelled out by Harvey Barnes (31) before the interval in what was an evenly-balanced contest between Liverpool’s closest rivals in the title race.
Rashford had a wonderful opportunity to give Manchester United the lead inside the first two minutes only to head Fernandes’ left-wing cross over from point-blank range.
The England forward did not have to wait too long to open the scoring, however, this time slotting the ball beyond Kasper Schmeichel after Fernandes diverted it into his path.
That assist for the Portugal midfielder, followed by his goal, means he has now been involved in 31 of the 60 United goals scored in the Premier League since his arrival in January.
Unfortunately for Fernandes, the midfielder was also involved in Leicester’s equaliser soon after when he surrendered possession on the edge of his own penalty box.
James Maddison duly fed the ball to Barnes who still had plenty to do but succeeded in firing the ball left-footed past David de Gea from the edge of the area.
It was just about deserved given that Vardy had looked dangerous throughout – with De Gea losing the ball in his box at one point. Both teams were a menace on the counter.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to break the deadlock early in the second half by introducing Paul Pogba but it was another substitute – Edinson Cavani – who set up Fernandes to retake the lead.
His toe-poked pass broke the offside trap with Jonny Evans pushing out and Fernandes did the rest by firing low beyond Schmeichel – who had saved wonderfully well from Rashford just before – to seemingly earn the three points for his side.
But with little time left on the clock, Ayoze Perez emerged from the bench to cross for Leicester’s own talisman Vardy to help deliver the equaliser – his first-time finish finding the back of the net via the legs of Tuanzebe.