Leicester City vs. Manchester United result: Ronaldo, Red Devils in crisis after 4-2 loss - tiyarii.com

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Leicester City vs. Manchester United result: Ronaldo, Red Devils in crisis after 4-2 loss

   It's now three straight winless matches in the Premier League for Manchester United after a 4-2 loss to Leicester City in Matchday 8. The Red Devils' 29-match away unbeaten streak was snapped by a Leicester team that thoroughly deserved the win.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford scored on his first appearance of the season, seemingly rescuing his team by equalizing at 2-2 eight minutes from time. But an explosive Leicester City scored a minute later through a sensational Jamie Vardy finish and then again in stoppage time to put the result away.

The pressure will surely mount on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils' season is slowly unraveling, while the other contenders in the Premier League go from strength to strength as Liverpool and Manchester City both won. Meanwhile, Leicester City continues its climb up the standings after a slow start and now sits just three points behind Manchester United in the standings.

Leicester came out with a 5-3-2 formation that outplayed Manchester United in every sector of the field. The five defenders contained Cristiano Ronaldo, the three midfielders outshined the Man United midfield duo of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, and the Leicester forward line ran circles around the Red Devils' back line.

The first half was marked by two stunning goals. Leicester was beaten by an amazing Mason Greenwood solo effort that found the top left corner to open the scoring. But Youri Tielemans, who was the best player on the field, scored an even better goal for Leicester with a curling lob shot over Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

When Leicester took the lead on a far-post put-back in the 78th minute, it looked like it could be enough for the home side. But a surprise long ball over the top sprung Rashford for the momentary 2-2 equalizer before Leicester forwards Vardy and Patson Daka netted twice more before the final whistle.

Leicester City vs. Manchester United final score

Leicester City34  
Manchester United2

MANU — Mason Greenwood — 19th min.
LEI — Youri Tielemans (Kelechi Iheanacho) — 31st min.
LEI — Caglar Soyuncu — 78th min.
MANU — Marcus Rashford (Victor Lindelof) — 82nd min.
LEI — Jamie Vardy (Ayoze Perez — 83rd min.
LEI — Patson Daka (Youri Tielemans) — 91st min.

It's not the way that Man United wanted to head into a critical home Champions League match on Wednesday against Atalanta. That's followed by matches against Liverpool (Oct. 24), Tottenham (Oct. 30) and Manchester City (Nov. 6) in league play. It's a stretch that could define the Red Devils' season after it was already knocked out in the Carabao Cup.

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