Manchester United Defeat Leicester To Continue Their Perfect Start To The Season

Match Highlights:

  • United won 2-0
  • Rashford and Fellaini got on the score sheet
  • Schmeichel saved a Lukaku penalty

Substitutes Marcos Rashford and Maroune Fellaini spared Romelu Lukaku the blushes as they scored soon after coming on in the second half to give Manchester United a 2-0 win at Old Trafford. Having had his penalty saved by Leicester keeper Schmeichel , it looked as if Leicester would come away with a result from Old Trafford before Rashford and Fellaini scored one after the other to put them in a comfortable 2-0 lead. The win gave United 9 points from 3 matches to put them top of the table as we move into the international break.

 

An evenly contested first half saw both teams head into the interval goalless without many chances being created at either end. That probing should have resulted in the opening goal. Anthony Martial struck a shot that came off Danny Simpson’s arm and was adjudged to be a deliberate handball by Michael Oliver.

 

Lukaku who stepped up for the resulting penalty showed why he is far from the finished product as his spot kick was saved Schmeichel to keep the score at 0-0. However they were unable to keep out United as the two substitutes Rashford and Fellaini came on to immediately change the face of the game. Rashford converted Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner three minutes after coming on and then midfielder Fellaini stuck out his knee to divert fellow substitute Jesse Lingard’s drive past Schmeichel.

 

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare: “I think we frustrated them for large parts of the game. When you come to Old Trafford in the form they are in, they will have big moments. We had our moments too, but could not see the game through.

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