Marcus Rashford scored an early goal as Manchester United registered a narrow win over Leicester City at King Power Stadium last night. With this win, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken his tally of unbeaten league games to eight.
In our prediction, we mentioned that the Red Devils will score a couple of goals while the Foxes will get one back. That prediction turned out wrong as Rashford’s strike was the only goal that separated the two sides and none of the other players could score. As the backline of the two sides were quite solid last night.
Manchester United started the proceedings of the game in the 9th minute. As Paul Pogba played a brilliantly lofted ball from right outside the box towards Rashford. The striker timed his run brilliantly and got the ball down with a smooth first touch before firing the shot past Kasper Schmeichel.
In the 59th minute of the game, United players galloped towards Leicester goal. During this gameplay, Nampalys Mendy brought down Pogba to the ground right at the edge of the 30-yard-box. Referee, Mike Dean was not satisfied with the foul and suggested to continue the game. If the referee had a proper view of this foul. Then Leicester could have been down to 10-man because Mendy was already booked in the first half.
Leicester got a brilliant set-piece opportunity right outside United’s box in the 61st minute of the game. James Maddison stood up and fired the shot, which got deflected off the wall and reached Jamie Vardy. The Leicester striker tried to score the goal with the help of his acrobatic kick, but the ball ended in the safe hands of David De Gea.
After this the Foxes came close to score an equalizer but once again, they De Gea’s brilliance denied them the crucial goal. The game ended in the favor of United, who are going to visit Craven Cottage to play against Fulham on the weekend. While Leicester are going to make a trip to Wembley Stadium to play against Tottenham Hotspur.