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Manchester United - Leicester City
Premier League - 14 September 2019
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FULL TIME! Manchester United have dug deep to record their second victory of the season, inflicting a first defeat on Leicester. Marcus Rashford's eighth-minute penalty proves the difference!
McTominay falls to the ground, keeping a hold of the ball as Leicester fume!
That was the chance! McTominay's headed clearance falls into the path of Ndidi whose shot falls a yard wide of De Gea's post! Oh my!
There will be FOUR minutes of added time to play!
- OffDaniel JamesManchester United
- OnAxel TuanzebeManchester United
Man Utd sub: The excellent James is replaced by Axel Tuanzebe.
De Gea plucks Pereira's cross from the right out of the air and time is running out for the Foxes.
Just about everyone is forward for Leicester as they win a corner. Maddison whips it to the far post, but it evades everyone. The Foxes are demanding another corner, claiming it came off Fred, but Martin Atkinson points to a goal-kick.
It's going to be a tense final five minutes for United.
Off the woodwork! Rashford is denied a brace by the crossbar! He steps up to take the free-kick, curls it over the wall and Schmeichel can only stand and watch as it crashes off the bar. Superb technique.
James breaks with a fine run and United win a free-kick on the edge of the box. This is a chance to secure the points...
It hasn't been a great performance from United but this would be such an important victory, if they can hang on. We are into the last 10 minutes.
Leicester continue to apply pressure but they have really struggled to break down United's defence this afternoon. Too predictable.
- Yellow cardJames MaddisonLeicester City
Yellow card! Maddison is late on McTominay and goes into the book. That was a challenge of frustration.
Into the last 15 minutes - do United stick or twist? This would be a massive victory for Ole's men.
The high-press from the hosts forces Leicester into a mistake but then James lashes a shot over the bar from 25 yards. That's a waste but at least it's some respite for United. They have had to absorb a lot of pressure.
- OffJuan MataManchester United
- OnTahith ChongManchester United
Here we go then, 19-year-old Chong takes the place of Mata.
Chong is also being readied for United.
- OffDemarai GrayLeicester City
- OnHarvey BarnesLeicester City
Subs: Fred, the mystery man, replaces Matic in midfield for United, while Harvey Barnes takes the place of the disappointing Gray for Leicester.
United are looking a little fragile now, they're camped deep inside their own half and can't seem to get the ball. Young concedes a needless corner now from a Maddison cross.
Leicester are beginning to take control again, throwing bodies forward in search of an equaliser.
Under pressure, Gray manages to thread it through to Tielemans who, under little pressure, blasts his shot into row-Z, failing to test De Gea. Disappointing.
Choudhury has a bright future in the game, but he was off the pace today. Now is Perez's chance to make an impression.
- OffHamza ChoudhuryLeicester City
- OnAyoze PérezLeicester City
Leicester sub: Ayoze Perez replaces Choudhury.
United force a corner, which Young sends to the back post. Maguire loses his marker, heads it into the ground and Schmeichel gathers it comfortably. Leicester are preparing a change.
Maddison goes close! Tielemans wins a free-kick in a central area, it's a fine strike by Maddison, De Gea is rooted to the spot, but it floats a foot over the bar!
Double United chance! This is better from the hosts. Mata does brilliantly to lose Souyuncu inside the box but his shot is pushed away by Schmeichel and McTominay skies the rebound.
James goes close! In typical fashion, the flying Welsh winger cuts inside with a drop of his shoulder, creating an angle for a shot but his curler drifts just over the bar. That was close.
Maguire looks to be in charge as a ball is sent down the line. Vardy, however, wriggles it from his control, playing a dangerous pass across the face of goal - but there's no one there to meet it!
Leicester are intent on taking control in midfield early in the half and a smart ball over the top from Tielemans almost finds Maddison but De Gea races off his line to gather.
- 2nd Half
The second half commences, United get the ball rolling.
- End of 1st Half
Half time: Marcus Rashford's penalty is the difference between the sides at the interval.
Choudhury forces a save from De Gea, but he didn't get the contact he would have liked with a shot from the left of the penalty area.
Two minutes will be added on at the end of the first half.
Maddison's corner deliver is a nightmare to defend against. McTominay heads it into the path of Choudhury, he stabs it to Souyuncu but thanks to the presence of Matic the Leicester defender's shot is weak and De Gea makes a comfortable save.
Maddison whips a teasing cross to the far post where Young heads it behind for a corner. Leicester are on top at the moment.
De Gea underlined his importance with a crucial save to deny Maddision just before Rashford won and converted the penalty.
Gray, a surprise inclusion today, fluffs his cross and that is a total waste for Leicester. It hasn't been his day so far. Barnes is a ready replacement on the bench.
For all of Leicester's possession, they haven't had any penetration. United's momentum has evaporated for the time being, though.
They're almost playing like the away team, United. Leicester are dominating possession at the moment, pushing further forward and showing plenty of attacking ambition. It rather suits United, as they like to play their counter-attack football.
United may have little pace in their central midfield trio of Matic, Mata and McTominay, but the acceleration of James on the left and Rashford in attack has caused Leicester plenty of problems so far.
More defending for United to do, as Maddison's cross is blocked, forcing a corner. The set-piece comes to nothing, however.
De Gea save! Maguire heads a corner into the path of Chilwell on the edge of the penalty area. He takes a touch on his chest before volleying it left-footed and De Gea tips it over the bar.
There is a concern over James who has gone down after a collision with Pereira. Leicester fume as play is brought back by the referee, but the United winger is fine to continue.
After a bright start, United's midfield look like they're beginning to lose control. Matic and McTominay have both gifted away possession in recent moments, as Leicester enjoy their best spell of the game.
United's defence is proving difficult to break. Leicester counter through Choudhury, feeding Tielemans whose through-ball targets Gray, but Young slides in to make the interception.
No penalty! Gray bursts into the box but loses out to Lindelof's excellent challenge. No surprise that his half-hearted penalty appeals are ignored.
Wan-Bissaka wins a free-kick on the right channel. Young whips it to the far post, searching for Maguire, but it's his old team mate Evans who gets there first.
United have had 56 per cent of possession.
Maguire comes forward, as he likes to do. The Leicester fans are giving him a right old hard time of it.
The hosts are on top at the moment. Leicester look shell-shocked. They win a free-kick, it's route one but Maguire towers above Vardy to clear his lines.
United have now had four penalties in five games this season, but that was only the second they have converted.
That is the early confidence-boost United really needed. They are playing it around quite comfortably at the moment. How disappointed Rodgers will be with his centre-back.
Leicester were unhappy with the decision but they can have no complaints. It's a stone-wall penalty. Rashford, who has already missed a penalty this season, took it well.
- Goal by penaltyMarcus RashfordManchester United
GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Leicester: Rashford sends Schmeichel the wrong way, slotting his penalty-kick home confidently.
PENALTY TO MAN UNITED! A careless, needless challenge from Soyuncu on Rashford is punished as Martin Atkinson points to the spot. Now, who will take it?
A chance at the other end! A simple long ball causes chaos in the United defence! Vardy beats Maguire in an aerial battle, flicking the ball into the path of Maddison who is through on goal. He fires a powerful volley at goal and De Gea does well to keep it out with his feet.
That's a great save... but at what cost?! James steps away from the free-kick, which is surprising given his recent form, but what an effort by Pereira! His effort is over the wall and heading towards the top corner, but Schmeichel dashes across to push it behind for a corner, although he collided with the post while doing so.
Maguire's first touch is greeted by jeers from the travelling supporters. United move the ball quickly between the lines, James winning a free-kick on the left of the penalty area.
- 1st Half
Kick-off! The game is underway...
In today's early game, Liverpool put Newcastle to the sword.
The last time United lost consecutive home games in the Premier League was in March 2014, when they lost to Manchester City and Liverpool. Having lost to Crystal Palace in their last Old Trafford appearance, the Red Devils have to, at the very least, avoid defeat today. It's a big one and kick-off is only FIVE minutes away!
United's bench looks extremely weak especially. If they lose today, the crowd may turn on Ole.
Match stat: United have kept only one league clean sheet in 15 matches. They have conceded 23 goals in this run and scored just 20 times, winning five.
Rodgers on United: "Old Trafford is always a difficult place to go. I've obviously been there with a few teams and won and lost and whatnot but they will always have quality. This is a chance for us to go and demonstrate our qualities on a fantastic stage."
Leicester haven't beaten Manchester United in any of the last nine meetings between the two teams, managing only three draws and six defeats. However, if you are to believe many of the pre-match previews, an away victory wouldn't be surprising.
The midfield trio of Mata, Scott McTominay and Matic won't exactly have Leicester boss Rodgers frightened...
Solskjaer has been talking up Leicester ahead of kick-off. The Foxes are unbeaten after four games, beating Sheffield United and Bournemouth after drawing with Wolves and Chelsea. "Leicesgter is always a tough game," he said. "There's a team wanting to push into the top four. They've got good players and a very good manager, a proven top manager. Brendan's teams always play good football and we know we've got to play well to deserve the three points."
Demarai Gray is handed his first start of the season, while highly-rated Hamza Choudhury is also brought into the fold, with Harvey Barnes and Marc Albrighton dropping to the bench.
Are United the outsiders today...?
Wan-Bissaka has been passed fit and starts today, while Nemanja Matic has been given the nod ahead of Fred, still without an appearance this season, in midfield alongside Andreas Pereira. Juan Mata is given a rare start. Huge pressure on Marcus Rashford who leads the attack in absence of Martial.
LEICESTER TEAM NEWS: Starting XI - Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Choudhury, Ndidi, Maddison, Tielemans, Gray, Vardy.. subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Albrighton, Barnes, Perez, Praet.
MAN UTD TEAM NEWS: Starting XI - De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Matic, McTominay, Pereira, Mata, James, Rashford.. subs: Romero, Jones, Fred, Greenwood, Gomes, Tuanzebe, Chong.
To make matters worse for under pressure Ole, he's missing five players for today's match. Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot and Eric Bailly are all sidelined with injury while Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard are doubtful. Team news will be announced in a moment...
Well, isn't this an intriguing game? It's Manchester United versus Leicester City at Old Trafford in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have garnered just five points from their first four games, without a win since the opening day, while the unbeaten Foxes are flying high in third. Nothing but a victory will do to silence the home side's critics.