Manchester United beat Leicester City for third straight win
Jadon Sancho scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United beat Leicester City 1-0 for their third consecutive win at King Power Stadium on Thursday.
After the start of the season, Eric ten Haag’s team entered the match following Premier League victories over Liverpool and Southampton and saw captains Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo both drop out of the starting XI for the third game in a row.
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United hit Leicester in the middle of the first half in the middle of a quick counter-attack as Marcus Rashford threaded the ball through the hosts’ backline to Sancho, who scored with goalkeeper Danny Ward with his first touch and hit the ball with his second. with rolled into an empty mesh. trick.
James Maddison went close to Leicester with a superb free kick that made an excellent save from United’s David de Gea, but the home team struggled to create chances.
The opener boosted the confidence of the visitors as they went ahead with the remaining time of the opening 45 minutes. No second goal was scored and United took a 1–0 lead at the break.
Ten Haig brought in Casemiro just before the hour mark for Anthony Elanga on the arrival of the summer as United held their lead and Leicester chased down an equalizer.
Ronaldo, who did not leave the club before the end of Thursday for the transfer window, came in in place of Sancho shortly after and looked lively, giving Rashford a chance in the 82nd minute and one in the minutes after Ward’s away. Throwing an overhead kick.
We need a good team and we need numbers,” Ten Haag said after the match. Once we have Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro fit it will be even better – we don’t just need a team, we need a team.”
Leicester had a late chance to level up, but full-back James Justin blasted high and wide from a promising position on the right as United secured back-to-back victories.
Man United looked to move to fifth place in the Premier League with nine points for the remainder of the match – one ahead of rivals Liverpool in the table – while winners Leicester sit in last with just one point in their opening five games.
Leicester lost their leading defender Wesley Fofana to Chelsea, but manager Brendan Rodgers replaced him with Belgian Vout Face from Reims and kept Harvey Barnes and Maddison despite reports of interest in him.
“Barnes and Madison were questioned early on. We couldn’t have lost too much. We were short on depth and quality. Thankfully, they’re still here,” Rodgers said after the match.
“We ideally needed two mid-parts. With Wesley gone we needed a replacement for him. Vout is a seasoned player, a leader. He will come in and give us that personality. We are glad he is.” has joined us.”
Information from Reuters was used in this report.