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Man Utd vs Leicester: Marcus Rashford goal the difference as hosts secure much-needed win over Foxes

Re-live all the action from Old Trafford

Michael Jones
Saturday 14 September 2019 15:12
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Marcus Rashford ended Manchester United's penalty curse and got Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's injury-hit side back to winning ways as Leicester's unbeaten start to the season came to an end.

A number of onlookers made the Foxes favourites for their Old Trafford reunion with Harry Maguire given the way Brendan Rodgers' side have impressed in the early weeks of the campaign.

United have dropped points and that form was compounded injury issues, but the world's most expensive defender helped his new employers keep a rare clean sheet on an afternoon when Rashford's early penalty proved enough to secure a 1-0 win. Re-live the action below:

Match preview:

What time is it?

The match gets underway at 3pm on Saturday.

Where can I watch it?

The match will not be shown live on British television, but there will be highlights available to watch on BBC One, on Match of the Day.

Past meetings

In the last 12 meetings between the two teams at Old Trafford, United have won nine and drawn two.

Leicester’s last away win came in 1998.

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Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Liverpool vs Newcastle.

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 September 2019 10:33
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Some Liverpool news: Jose Mourinho has hinted that Manchester United did not have the kind of structure upon which Premier League rivals Manchester City and Liverpool have built their recent success.

Mourinho parted company with United in December after two and a half years at the helm during which the club finished sixth and then a distant second behind derby rivals City, winning three trophies, but failing to reap the rewards of heavy investment in the squad.

City and Liverpool fought out a two-horse race last season with the men from Old Trafford once again crossing the line in sixth place, the former claiming the title and the latter the Champions League crown.

Asked to explain the reasons for their current dominance, the Portuguese told the Telegraph: "I think the structure of the clubs.

"When you look at City, for example: the owner, Ferran Soriano [chief executive], Txiki Begiristain [director of football], Pep Guardiola, Pep's staff and then the players. This looks like harmony, empathy, chemistry, quality, sharing the same project, sharing the same ideas.

"Liverpool? I also think that Jurgen [Klopp] is in a good position. He is very stable. I think he has control of his 'areas'. He is supported by people who think the same way, the structure of the club.

"Okay, Pep: fantastic coach. Jurgen: fantastic coach. I think if tomorrow one of them leaves and another top coach comes - of course he has to be top like they are - the team will still be there [at that level]. I think performance is globality. I think basically it is that."

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 September 2019 10:38
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A closer look at how we predict Liverpool will line-up for today's match:

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 September 2019 10:39
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Steve Bruce will be reunited with with one of his best signings and the one that got away when he takes Newcastle to Liverpool today.

The Reds will have Bruce's former Hull full-back Andy Robertson among their ranks at Anfield, as well as Virgil Van Dijk, a man he, along with a host of rivals, attempted to capture before he left Celtic for Southampton.

Asked about his £2.85million swoop for Scotland skipper Robertson in July 2014, he said: "Stan Ternent, my chief scout at the time, said 'I've just seen this kid at Dundee United - we've got to take him'.

"We did our homework. I went to see him and we took him. It was a little bit of a gamble. I remember him arriving with his mum holding her hand!

"To be fair to him, we had a couple of injuries and I threw him in. He went in at left-back and had an unbelievable debut against QPR. He hasn't looked back, has he? He's been quite remarkable."

But if Bruce succeeded in landing Robertson, he was less successful when he attempted to buy Van Dijk.

He said: "I had dinner with Kenny Dalglish and the owner of Celtic, Dermot Desmond, in Barbados - I'm name-dropping now - and the owner of Celtic was waxing lyrical about the best players he's had.

"He was saying, '[Henrik] Larsson is definitely, definitely the best player that I've seen play for Celtic in my ownership', and what he said is, 'What I can't understand is, nobody has gone for Van Dijk'.

"I thought, 'That's interesting, he's seen a lot of football over the last 12 years', so I went and we tried. I tried to get him before he went to Southampton."

Asked what the price was for the man who later arrived at Liverpool in a £75million deal, he answered: "About £10million, £12million. I was nowhere near getting him. I tried, but I had no chance."

Meanwhile, Bruce revealed how he still gets excited when he visits the homes of English football's big boys after taking his wife to watch games in London when he played at Gillingham.

He said with a smile: "How she's still with me after 36 years... Night out, it was, 'Come on, we'll go and watch Arsenal and have a kebab on the way home'."

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Liverpool and Newcastle have served up some humdingers down the years. Who can forget those two 4-3 wins for the Reds at Anfield in successive seasons in the mid-90s?

But, despite Newcastle's win at Tottenham in their previous away game, few expect anything other than a fifth straight Premier League win for manager of the month Jurgen Klopp's side as they bid to maintain, or extend, their two-point lead over champions Manchester City at the top of the table.

Steve Bruce's side are currently 14th, but should find themselves closer to the bottom three after Saturday's lunch-time kick-off.

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Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff will miss today's match after suffering a "freak" training-ground injury, it was confirmed yesterday.

The 21-year-old, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making his top-flight debut as a substitute at Anfield on Boxing Day last year, damaged an ankle blocking a cross during Thursday's session.

He is currently being assessed, leaving head coach Steve Bruce once again bemoaning his luck.

Bruce said: "It's one of those awful ones. He goes to stop a cross and gets his ankle caught. It's one of those freak ones that unfortunately happen.

"You come off the pitch and we're all disappointed. We've lost a player to a freak accident, but that's what happens in football. Sometimes, you miss out."

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 September 2019 11:09
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted at his press conference yesterday that he still does not know when first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker will be available.

The Brazilian, who played a major role in the Reds' success last term, injured his calf in their first Premier League game of the season against Norwich last month.

Klopp remains hopeful he could return after next month's international break, but told a press conference on Friday: "He's improving but we cannot put any pressure on it.

"It was a really serious injury in the calf and it's now much better. That's good for us and good for him but we don't know exactly.

"The target was always after the next international break he could be ready but we don't know. Hopefully everything will be fine for the rest of the season, that's the plan."

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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have been lauded by legendary Italian coach Arrigo Sacchi for their “duty” to excite the public with their brand of football. 

The Liverpool and Manchester City managers inspired a relentless title race last season with expansive football on display. 

And Sacchi, one of the innovators of the game who inspired back-to-back Champions League titles with AC Milan, sees parallels in his brand of football.

“Their football is similar to mine and I really appreciate their values, culture and mentality. My Milan team innovated, the teams of Guardiola and Klopp continue to innovate,” Sacchi told the Mail

Read more:

Vithushan Ehantharajah14 September 2019 11:24
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Team news is expected in around five minutes time.

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Team news - Newcastle 

Michael Jones14 September 2019 11:32

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