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Leicester 4-2 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men crushed by Foxes in a six-goal thriller

Leicester City scored four goals late in the second half to beat Manchester United 4-2 at home in the Premier League on Saturday, snapping a four-match losing streak and piling pressure on visiting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United’s 29-game unbeaten away run in the league came to an end as they collapsed in a frantic five-minute spell in the closing stages, having taken an early lead and then pulled themselves back to 2-2.

With Cristiano Ronaldo putting in a subpar performance up front, it was shambolic defending that extended United’s winless streak to three games, with one point from a possible nine.

Leicester 4-2 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men crushed by Foxes in a six-goal thriller
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Vardy was overjoyed after the game, as Leicester had broken their drought.

“It was hugely significant,” Vardy told the BBC. “The most important factor was performance because we had fallen short of our expectations. We took the international break to think about things.”

Mason Greenwood gave United a 19th-minute lead with a thunderbolt from 20 meters that flew into the far corner while shaved the inside of the post.

In the 31st minute, however, the visitors were punished for sloppy passing in the danger zone when Kelechi Iheanacho robbed Harry Maguire of the ball and squared it for Tielemans to hit the top corner with a looping shot over goalkeeper David De Gea.

A dull second half was enlivened by De Gea tipping a sublime Tielemans ball onto the crossbar, before Ronaldo, who had missed a first-half chance with United leading, saw home keeper Kasper Schmeichel palm over his shot from inside the area.

Caglar Soyuncu turned the tide with a close-range effort in the 78th minute, before Marcus Rashford, who returned from shoulder surgery in August, equalized for United in the 82nd.

However, less than 60 seconds later, substitute Ayoze Perez chipped the ball into Vardy’s path, and the striker gave De Gea no chance with a superb volley with the outside of his foot, delighting the King Power Stadium crowd.

Substitute Patson Daka put the cherry on top for Leicester in stoppage time, when more sloppy defending allowed the Zambian striker time and space to tap in from close range at the far post.

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United dropped to fifth place with 14 points from eight games, four points behind leaders Liverpool, who thrashed Watford 5-0 away in the lunchtime kick-off, while Leicester moved up to 11th with 11 points.

Reuters News

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