Leicester City surprised Manchester United with two goals in the final 10 minutes to claim their first victory at King Power since Day 1 of the season as the game ended 4-2.
Patson Daka sealed the Foxes’ three points in added time by becoming the first Zambian player to score in the Premier League.
Jamie Vardy scored to take the lead in the 83rd minute with a sharp shot just 15 seconds after Marcus Rashford equalized for United. Vardy’s goal keeps him at the top of the Premier League goalscoring table with Mohamed Salah – who was also on the scoresheet today in a 5-0 win over Watford.
Youri Tielemans and Mason Greenwood both scored sensational first-half goals. Greenwood gave his team the advantage when he cut his left foot off the right flank and landed a deflected ball past Kasper Schmeichel in the upper left corner.
Tielemans’ curling effort from the 18-yard box came after Harry Maguire was dispossessed and had to pay. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took a risk by throwing on Maguire who had just joined the team “on the grass” on Friday after recovering from a calf injury. In the end, it was a risk that didn’t pay off and that showed his lack of confidence in an Eric Bailly-Victor Lindelof partnership.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have now beaten United three times in a row, which had not happened since November 1901. It was a win of immense value for Leicester and Rodgers because of the way they started. in the international truce. They bounced back from their dismal second-half performance at Crystal Palace which ended 2-2 – a game they were leading 2-0.
The pressure had built up around Old Trafford and more particularly Solskjaer, but this pressure increased with this defeat. This means United have suffered their fourth loss in seven matches and their 30-game unbeaten away streak in the league is over.
Their intimidating run of matches started today and Solskjaer needed everything but a loss, but he couldn’t even talk about it. Their next matches in the league will see them play against some of the best in the league. They will face Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal over the next seven weeks – and that’s not to mention their trips to Italy and Spain in the Champions League.
United have at times relied on individual shine, but today the only squad shine came from the Foxes.
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