Leicester City end Manchester United’s unbeaten away run in Premier League

Lata drama at King Power Stadium saw the end-to-end game end 4-2 in favour of Leicester City in the Premier League.

Leicester City players celebrate a goal; Credit: Twitter@premierleague

Leicester City have snapped Manchester United’s impressive unbeaten away run in the Premier League on Saturday. Going into the game, the Reds had a 29-game unbeaten streak away from home. However, it came to an end as United lost 4-2 to Leicester on Saturday. The trip to the King Power Stadium in the East Midlands was the start of a difficult run of games for the Red Devils. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have liked for the team to start the tough fixture list on a positive note. But, the visitors never got going and lost the match due to late goals.

It was the home side that produced the first chances of the afternoon. After some interchanges between James Maddison and Tielemans, Maguire was there to clear a cross across the box. Greenwood had the first shot on target for the Reds after 12 minutes but the attempt went straight at Foxes captain Kasper Schmeichel from outside the area.

Stunner from Greenwood

However, it was the 20-year-old who opened the scoring in a stellar fashion. After combining with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Greenwood collected a Bruno Fernandes pass and cut onto his left foot to rifle the ball into the top corner after it hit the far post. It was the forward’s fourth league goal of the season and put United ahead in the 19th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo then came close but his shot from inside the Leicester box was stopped by an instinctive reaction save by Schmeichel following a great link-up play between Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. 

However, in the 31st minute, the home side got the leveler. United got caught as they attempted to play out from the back. It resulted in a pass from Iheanacho to Tielemans at the edge of the United area. The Belgium international hit the ball first time and found the top far corner with a looping strike past David De Gea to level the scoreline

Late drama

The home side created the first chance in the second half but Iheanacho couldn’t find the net with his attempt. Then Greenwood was set up with long-range strikes from a distance, which the young striker failed to even hit on the target.

The Foxes then went ahead, following a corner, as Soyuncu tapped home from close range after United failed to clear the ball properly. 

Solskjaer responded quickly to that goal – Scott McTominay and Jesse Lingard came on to replace Matic and Greenwood. 

United then found an equaliser straight away. Defender Lindelof played a delightful long through ball, which was beautifully controlled by Rashford before he smashed it home. However, the joy was short-lived for the visiting fans.

Straight from kick-off, the home side scored through a sublime half-volleyed effort from striker Vardy, following Ayoze Perez’s pass. With the Red Devils pushing for a goal, in injury time, substitute Daka ensured the three points for the hosts with Leicester’s fourth goal.

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