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
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:


GOAL! Aston Villa 2 - 2 Wolves (Coady, 85’)⚽️

85 mins: At Villa Park Wolves have got themselves back on level terms. First Romain Saiss scores in the 80th minute and then Conor Coady pops up in the six yard box to tap home from two-yards. Great comeback from Wolves.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:51

Leicester 3 - 2 Man Utd

86 mins: Pogba chops down Daka and picks up a yellow card. Man Utd are scrambling now, they’re trying to push Leicester back but are getting little succes.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:49

GOAL! Leicester 3 - 2 Man Utd (Vardy, 83’)⚽️

83 mins: What a finish! What an end to this game! It’s an immediate response from the Foxes. From the restart Leicester send the ball over to Castagne on the left wing. He’s taken out by Wan-Bissaka but not before he manages to knock the ball to Perez sprinting forward. He drives into the left side of the box, pulls it back to Vardy and watches as Vardy curls one into the far side of the goal, nestling his effort into the inside side-netting.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:43

GOAL! Leicester 2 - 2 Man Utd (Rashford, 82’)⚽️

82 mins: Rashford makes his return with a goal! It’s shocking defending from Leicester. Lindelof fires a long ball up the pitch as Rashford makes a run behind the lines. The ball drops for him and he takes it into the box before blasting it past Schmeichel to level things for Manchester United.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:43

Leicester 2 - 1 Man Utd

80 mins: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes to the bench. Scott McTominay and Jesse Lingard are brought on in place of Mason Greenwood and Nemanja Matic. They face a difficult task to get back in this game now.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:42

GOAL! Leicester 2 - 1 Man Utd (Soyuncu, 78’)⚽️

78 mins: Turnaround! Leicester lead! A Leicester corner is swung into the box and comes to substitute Patson Daka. He lets the ball bounce and hits one on the turn. De Gea gets low and blocks the shot with his left leg but the ball rebounds to Caglar Soyuncu who smashes it into the back of the net from six yards out.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:38

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

75 mins: Ayoze Perez is on for Leicester and he plays a nice through ball to send Vardy in behind the lines. He squares it towards Iheanacho but the offside flag goes up.

Off the post!

Tielemans takes the ball off Pogba in the middle of the pitch and flies up the pitch. He drills one from the edge of the box and focres De Gea in to a sharp save to his right. He gets a solid hand to the ball and pushes it onto the right hand post!

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:37

GOAL! Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wolves (McGinn, 68’)

68 mins: John McGinn you beauty. It’s a lovely strike from the Aston Villa midfielder who gets a lucky deflection to beat Jose Sa and give Villa a second.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:35

GOAL! Man City 2 - 0 Burnley (De Bruyne, 70’)⚽️

70 mins: Kevin De Bruyne has double City’s lead at the Etihad. That should be enough to give them all three points.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:33

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

69 mins: Wan-Bissaka brings the ball down the right wing and sends a square pass into the box for Ronaldo but it’s behind the striker and Ricardo clears it.

United recover possession and work it over to Shaw on the left side. His cross into the box is aimed at Ronaldo again but Soyuncu gets a glancing touch on the ball and it hits Ronaldo and bounces out for a goalkick.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:31

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