Leicester City 5 Manchester United 3: How the United defence imploded

United's backline collapsed in dramatic fashion at the King Power Stadium

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Louis van Gaal spent almost £160m on new faces for Manchester United this summer, but he should really have bought a couple of centre-backs, with United twice surrendering two-goal leads in their astonishing 5-3 defeat by Leicester City today.

In one of the craziest second-half spells in Premier League history, United went 3-1 ahead against newly-promoted Leicester City at the King Power Stadium after 57 minutes, before David Nugent pulled one back from the penalty spot five minutes later.


New signing Esteban Cambiasso then equalised with a powerful effort two minutes after, Jamie Vardy made it 4-3 with 11 minutes remaining and then in the 83rd minute Leonardo Ulloa scored his second goal of the game from the penalty spot.



13 min: Van Persie (Leic 0-1 Man U)

16: Di Maria (Leic 0-2 Man U)

17: Ulloa (Lei 1-2 Man U)

57: Herrera (Leic 1-3 Man U)

62: Nugent pen (Leic 2-3 Man U)

64: Cambiasso (Leic 3-3 Man U)

79: Vardy (Leic 4-3 Man U)

83: Ulloa pen (Leic 5-3 Man U)