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Manchester United 3-0 Leicester: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Manchester United and Leicester faced off in a Premier League match on Sunday afternoon.


Manchester United headed into the match looking to regain some ground on Arsenal.

The Gunners beat Aston Villa on Saturday and moved eight points clear of United.

As a result, the Red Devils needed a win vs the Foxes. And when all was said and done, Manchester United came away with the win.

Leicester had the first big chance of the game eight minutes in. Harvey Barnes picked up the ball near the halfway line and played a one-two with Iheanacho to get through on goal but David de Gea made a big stop.

The Foxes continued to pile pressure on United’s backline in the minutes that followed, with Casemiro’s absence very clear.

De Gea was then forced into another brilliant save after 20 minutes, this time to deny Iheanacho.

But despite United being battered for the opening 24 minutes, Marcus Rashford put the home side 1-0 up.

Diogo Dalot then had a chance to double Manchester United’s lead late in the first half but missed from six yards out.

After managing to get in at half-time in front, Erik ten Hag opted to take off Garnacho at the break for Jadon Sancho.

The change seemingly worked well as Rashford added a second goal after 55 minutes. It was checked for offside and given. Sancho then killed the tie off with just under 30 minutes remaining.

Sancho’s goal was the final one of the game and United have now moved five points behind Arsenal.

Player ratings

Manchester United

  • GK: David de Gea (8)
  • RB: Diogo Dalot (6.5)
  • CB: Victor Lindelof (6)
  • CB: Lisandro Martinez (6)
  • LB: Luke Shaw (5)
  • CDM: Marcel Sabitzer (5.5)
  • CDM: Fred (6)
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes (7.5)
  • RW: Alejandro Garnacho (4.5)
  • ST: Wout Weghorst (6)
  • LW: Marcus Rashford (8.5)

Substitutes

  • Jadon Sancho (7)
  • Scott McTominay (5)
  • Anthony Elanga (4.5)
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (4.5)
  • Kobbie Mainoo (3)

Leicester City

  • GK: Danny Ward (4.5)
  • RB: Timothy Castagne (5.5)
  • CB: Harry Souttar (5)
  • CB: Wout Faes (4.5)
  • LB: Victor Kristiansen (4.5)
  • CDM: Nampalys Mendy (5)
  • CDM: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (5.5)
  • CAM: James Maddison (6)
  • RW: Tete (6)
  • LW: Harvey Barnes (5.5)
  • ST: Kelechi Iheanacho (5)

Substitutes

  • Boubakary Sourmare (5)
  • Youri Tielemans (4.5)
  • Jamie Vardy (3)
  • Dennis Praet (3)

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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