Leicester came from behind to win 4-2 against Manchester United. Also, it ended their opponents’ 29-game unbeaten run away from home.
Mason Greenwood had scored and opened the scoring with a stunning strike. He took a long ranger from outside the box. Still, Youri Tielemans produced one of his own. He did it before Caglar Soyuncu put Leicester ahead late in the game.
Marcus Rashford looked to have salvaged something but Jamie Vardy immediately restored the advantage. Patson Daka ensured the result in stoppage time.
It was no more than Leicester deserved as Brendan Rodgers’ side played the more proactive football throughout to end a run of four games without a win.
The defeat leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under further scrutiny as United’s winless run extends to three games as they continue to look less than the sum of their expensive parts.
Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Pereira (7), Amartey (6), Evans (7), Soyuncu (7), Castagne (7), Soumare (7), Tielemans (8), Maddison (7), Vardy (8), Iheanacho (7)
Subs: Perez (7), Daka (7), Vestergaard (n/a)
Man Utd: De Gea (6), Wan-Bissaka (6), Lindelof (6), Maguire (5), Shaw (6), Matic (6), Pogba (6), Greenwood (8), Fernandes (6), Sancho (6), Ronaldo (5)
Subs: Rashford (7), McTominay (6), Lingard (6)
Man of the match: Youri Tielemans
How Leicester won a thriller
They started the game purposefully with Kelechi Iheanacho causing problems for the United defense as a result of his direct running.
Twice they threatened the penalty box. They could not get the effective result as anybody to be able to latch onto cutbacks from Jamie Vardy. Also, James Maddison before the latter forced a save from David de Gea.
The crowd was enjoying the home team’s appetite to attack. It did allow United counter-attacking opportunities with Greenwood testing Kasper Schmeichel.
It proved to be a warning that Leicester did not heed. Although there was little that could be done about the young forward’s opening goal. It was an outrageous hit.
Fed the ball by Bruno Fernandes, was the sort of position from which teams might encourage an opponent to shoot. Still, Greenwood simply lashed the ball into the far corner.
The home fans were stunned but Leicester’s players did not seem too disheartened. Good play from Maddison saw Ricardo Pereira go close to volleying in a swift equalizer.
With Solskjaer having named such an attacking line-up, there seemed little prospect of shutting the game down and so it proved as chances came at both ends.