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:


Elsewhere in the Premier League

There isn’t much to talk about from the rest of the 3pm kick offs. Manchester City are leading against Burnley but the rest of the games remain nil-nil.

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Wolves

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

Man City 1 - 0 Burnley

Norwich 0 - 0 Brighton

Southampton 0 - 0 Leeds

Michael Jones16 October 2021 16:01

Greenwood on target

Mason Greenwood continues to impress for Manchester United scoring again in that first half from outside the box.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:58

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

Leicester have been the better team over the course of the first 45 minutes. They’ve created the best chances and have looked more cohesive in possession.

The main talking points though concern both goals. They were both fantastic.

Mason Greenwood sent Manchester United in front with a glorious striker from the inside right but his goal was bettered by Youri Tielemans’s perfectly weighted looping effort that dropped over David De Gea and finished in the back corner.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:55

Half-time: Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

45+3 mins: Vardy comes close right on the edge of half-time. Maddison slides a free kick to Tielemans who chips it over to Jamie Vardy on the right side of the box. Vardy fails to control it properly and the ball bounces wide of the nearest post.

All square at the break.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:50

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

45 mins: Fernandes flicks a cross into the box towards Ronaldo who attempts an overhead kick only to be beaten in the air by Ricardo. Three added minutes to play in the first half.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:48

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

42 mins: Sancho is shoved off the ball just outside Leicester’s box and he’s not happy that the referee lets play go on. Matic recovers the ball with a good tackle on Iheanacho and gives it to Fernandes. He blasts one from range but the shot takes a big deflection and rolls safely to Schmeichel in goal.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:45

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

39 mins: Chance! Leicester are turning up the heat. Tielemans drives the ball through midfield shaking away from Matic before sending the ball up to Iheanacho. A couple of touches from the striker set him up for a shot from the front of the box. He sell De Gea with his eyes but fires the shot wide of the far post!

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:42

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

36 mins: Matic catches Maddison on the side of the head and Maddison needs a check up. He’s fine to play on though. Leicester continue to press and Ricardo wins the ball off Shaw but he’s then tackled by Maguire who sends the ball up to Pogba in midfield. Pogba loses it and gives away a free kick during his attempt to recover the ball.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:39

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

33 mins: Man Utd break on the counter-attack with Fernandes bringing the ball up the right side of the pitch. He cuts inside and lays the ball off to Ronaldo who shoots but has his effort blocked by Jonny Evans.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:35

GOAL! Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd (Tielemans, 31’)⚽️

31 mins: Leicester are level! It’s another stunner too! A Manchester United free kick is knocked back to De Gea who passes it up to Maguire. Maguire is too slow on the ball and gets robbed by Iheanacho. Iheanacho passes it back to the edge of the box where Tielemans hits a first time shot at goal. He floats it up and over De Gea curling the ball into the inside of the far post where it bounces into the back of the net!

Michael Jones16 October 2021 15:32

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