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Leicester vs Manchester United LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Follow all the fallout as United slumped to an away loss against a vibrant Leicester at the King Power

Michael Jones
Saturday 16 October 2021 17:14
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Solskjaer on Manchester Utd defensive crisis ahead of Leicester

Leicester City achieved a statement Premier League victory over Manchester United on Saturday, emerging from a wild game at the King Power Stadium as 4-2 winners.

United face a tough run of fixtures in the coming weeks and this was a nightmare start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. The Red Devils did in fact begin well against the Foxes here, with Mason Greenwood slamming a finish past Kasper Schmeichel, off the post and in to give United the lead in the first half. But Leicester soon hit back as Youri Tielemans clipped the deftest of finishes into the top corner of the visitors’ net.

As such, the score was 1-1 at the break, but Caglar Soyuncu put the hosts ahead as the final whistle neared, stabbing home the ball in the aftermath of a Leicester corner. United found the perfect response through returning substitute Marcus Rashford, who smashed a strike past Schmeichel to equalise seconds after Soyuncu’s goal, but Solskjaer’s side at once got a taste of their own medicine. Jamie Vardy slashed a half-volley past David de Gea to restore Leicester’s lead, immediately after Rashford’s goal, before Patson Daka finished United off in injury time.

Follow all the fallout from United’s defeat at Leicester, plus live updates from Brentford vs Chelsea:

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Leicester 0 - 1 Man Utd

27 mins: Close! Very close from Leicester! Vardy drives into the box again from the left and takes on Lindelof. He doesn’t find enough space to shoot so knocks it back to Maddison. Maddison flicks a pass over to Ricardo on the right side. He meets the ball on the volley and fires it back across goal. Vardy can’t get to the ball as the effort beats De Gea and goes inches wide of the back post!

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:30
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24 mins: Cristiano Ronaldo wins a corner as he sneaks in behind the back line and knocks the ball out off Jonny Evans. The ball is swung in by Fernandes and comes towards Maguire. The ball goes over his head and is cleared by Caglar Soyuncu.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:26
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22 mins: Sancho and Fernandes combine on the left side of United but can’t find a way into the box. The ball is passed to Shaw whose cross is blocked by Daniel Amartey. Leicester break with Vardy driving up the pitch, he checks to his right as he gets to the box but his shot is blocked by a back-tracking Nemanja Matic.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:24
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GOAL! Leicester 0 - 1 Man Utd (Greenwood, 19’)⚽️

19 mins: Man Utd lead! What a goal! Mason Greenwood is given the ball out on the right wing. He knocks it to Fernandes who slots it back to him. Greenwood comes inside leaving Timothy Castagne in his wake before unleashing a devastating strike at goal and finding the top left corner. What a strike!

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:21
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Leicester 0 - 0 Man Utd

15 mins: Pogba threads the ball up to Fernandes who lays it off to Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He floats a cross to the back post where Ricardo knocks the ball behind for a corner.

The corner ball is whipped in towards Pogba who wins the ball but knocks it over the crossbar.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:18
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GOAL! Manchester City 1 - 0 Burnley (Bernardo Silva, 12’)⚽️

12 mins: Elsewhere in the Premier League Manchester City have taken the lead against Burnley. Bernardo Silva links up with Joao Cancelo on the left side. The ball is cut back to Phil Foden who’s shot is saved by Nick Pope but he fumbles the ball. It comes loose and Bernardo is there to tap it home.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:16
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12 mins: Chance! Another good move from Leicester sees Maddison sprint down the left wing and take the ball to the byline. He shifts inside and leaves Victor Lindelof before hitting one straight at David De Dea who makes an easy save.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:13
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9 mins: Chance! Leicester have certainly started quicker than Manchester United. Tielemans pushes up the pitch and receives the ball. He floats a cross towards the back post where Vardy wins the header but can’t find a teammate as he knocks it back into the middle.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:11
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6 mins: Chance! Iheanacho takes the ball off Pogba and knock it past Maguire before sprinting into the inside right channel. Jamie Vardy makes a run into the box but Iheanacho sends it over to James Maddison on the left side of the penalty area. Maddison lays the ball to Tielemans bombing forward on the overlap and his pass into the six-yard area is cleared by Maguire.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:08
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3 mins: Paul Pogba is closed down in the middle of the pitch by Youri Tielemans who drives up the pitch and is fouled by Nemanja Matic. The Leicester free kick comes into the rigth side of Man Utd’s box where Harry Maguire heads it away and is met with a round of boos from the Leicester fans.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:05

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