Leicester take all three points in this English Premier League (EPL) clash at the King Power Stadium. United find the net twice, but it isn’t enough, as the score ends 4-2!
Leicester City increased the pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they ended the game as fully deserved winners in a thriller at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. The defeat puts an end to United’s English league-record 29-game unbeaten run away from home.
Manchester United at one stage threatened to steal a point from a hopeless performance, but the Foxes rallied to earn their most impressive win of an inconsistent start to this campaign.
The match started so well for the Red Devils when Mason Greenwood cut in from the right and unleashed an incredible strike to put them in front after 18 minutes. However, Leicester levelled just after the half-hour mark when the returning Harry Maguire was robbed by Kelechi Iheanacho who set up Youri Tielemans. The Belgian then applied a sweet right-footed finish that looped over ‘keeper David de Gea and into the United goal.
Leicester City were clearly the better team after half-time. Therefore, it was no surprise when they went ahead again. Foxes’ defender Çağlar Söyüncü was in the right place to poke home after a goalmouth scramble with 12 minutes to go.
United forward Marcus Rashford was back as a substitute after three months on the sidelines following shoulder surgery. He looked to have got United out of trouble when he ran on to Victor Lindelöfs long ball and applied an emphatic finish four minutes later.
United then went behind again straight from the restart when Ayoze Perez pulled the ball back for Jamie Vardy to smash a finish high into the top right corner of the Red Devil’s net.
There was to be no comeback for Manchester United this time. Zambian frontman Patson Daka found the net at the far post for the fourth Leicester goal of the day in stoppage time! This is the first time ever a Zambian player scored a goal in the EPL!
The result sees Manchester United slip to 5th in the EPL table on 14 points. Leicester climb to 11th on 11 points.