Leicester beat Manchester United 2-1 to boost top four hopes

Teenagers Luke Tomas and Mason Greenwood scored for Leicester and Manchester United respectively before Caglar Soyuncu got the winner for the Foxes.

Leicester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old trafford on Tuesday; Credit: Twitter/@LCFC
By Sreejith C R | May 12, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Leicester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday to boost their chances of a Champions League qualification and confirm the Premier League title to Manchester City. Leicester City got the lead early on through youngster Luke Thomas. Mason Greenwood got the equalizer for the home side but Caglar Soyuncu scored the winner for the Foxes in the second half.  The win helped Leicester into third place with 66 points from 36 games, two points ahead of Chelsea, who have a game in hand.

Leicester scored the first goal of the match in the 10th minute. 19-year old defender Luke Thomas scored his first goal in the Premier League with a superb first-time volley. Tielemans’ deep cross from the right flank was slotted into the top corner of United goal with a left-footed volley.

Five minutes later, another 19-year, Greenwood got on the score sheet to make the score1-1. Amad Diallo shrugged off Tomas’ challenge and gave the ball to Greenwood. The Englishman got inside the penalty area and beat one defender before slotting the ball past Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester City clinch winner

Leicester got the winner in the 66th minute. Marc Albrighton’s right-footed corner from the right wing found Soyuncu at the far post. The Turkish defender scored of a powerful header to make the score 2-1 for the away side. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought on Cavani and Bruno Fernandes in the second half but couldn’t get the goal.

Leicester looked the better side on the night against a young Manchester United lineup. Solskjaer made ten changes to the team that beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Sunday. This was done with an eye on the Europa League final on May 26th and a hectic schedule ahead.

Tielemans had an excellent game for Leicester in the midfield. The Belgian midfielder’s first half attempt was tipped over the crossbar by United goalkeeper De Gea. His through ball found Kelechi Iheanacho on the right side of penalty area but the Nigerian’s shot was well saved by De Gea at the near post.

Leicester will next play two matches against Chelsea in the the FA Cup final on May 15th. They will also play the Premier League fixture on May 18th, before finishing of against Tottenham Hotspur on May 23.

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