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Manchester United vs Leicester City (1-2): Match Summary and Analysis

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Elanga and Diallo started in an astonishing eleven picked by Ole, which saw 10 changes from the game against Villa. Greenwood was the only player that remained in the starting eleven. [player 26031] got a start alongside [player 1335] in the midfield. With Maguire reportedly out for the season, [player 160206] was also dropped.

After their defeat to [team 20], [coach 896460] made 2 changes. Thomas and Perez came in. In-form Iheanacho partnered with Vardy, who has struggled for form lately. [player 6838]’s name on the bench was surprising, given the game’s significance regarding the top four.

First-Half

[team 42] started the game brilliantly. Manchester United were looking hopeless while playing out from the back. [player 4391] and [player 1849]’s partnership was looking shaky with [player 832] behind them. With both full-backs also attack-minded, defensively, it was not looking good.

Leicester’s high-energy start paid off as they took an early lead through some great play down the right side. Some great movement from [player 62342] saw him in a great position, and his cross to the far post was finished fantastically by [player 10309700]. The youngster grabbed his first [league 8] goal, and the home side were having a terrible time so far.

Leicester City were in control of the game, and [team 14] were struggling to penetrate Leicester’s defence.

However, A long ball towards [player 37317015] was defended badly by the goalscorer, Thomas, as Diallo played it into the path of [player 20333643]. The highly-rated youngster then went beyond Söyüncü with ease before finishing brilliantly with his right foot.

There weren’t many chances in the first half as United gradually grew into the game. Chances were few and far between, but Leicester were looking the more dangerous side overall. [player 1488] was dropping deep to link up the play, and [player 1182]’s runs in behind were effective.

Overall, Leicester City were the better side and looked favourite to go on and win the game. However, the home side did have some of the best players on the bench, including Fernandes, Rashford, and [player 96088].

Second-Half

Like the first half, the foxes started the second half by putting this inexperienced United side under pressure. Again, with the new defensive partnership and irregular full-backs, there were mistakes that could have been costly.

Leicester City were creating decent opportunities from open play but weren’t clinical enough. To add more guile and creativity to their attack, Maddison was sent on replacing [player 1396]. Maddison occupied the no.10 position, with Tielemans also starting attacks from deep. Now, Leicester were dominating while United were struggling to get. The red devils didn’t have any outlet to counter-attack as Leicester’s pressing was spot on.

[coach 524307] responded by sending on [player 1878] and Cavani as [player 28912805] and Greenwood came off in the process. The duo did have some genuine moments as Cavani’s link-up play allowed United to get up the pitch and penetrate Leicester’s defensive shape.

However, the timing of the substitute has raised plenty of questions. Leicester were about to take a corner kick, and just before Leicester took it, Rashford and Cavani were sent on. As their first involvement was to join a defensive corner, Rashford made a mistake in Leicester’s second goal.

The scorer, [player 32574], went beyond his marker, Rashford, without any physical battle and executed an excellent leap and a powerful header into the net. A goal that could be a huge bonus to cement Leicester’s [league 2] hopes for next season.

[player 129602] came on to try and bring his side back into the game. However, the three United substitutions made them worse on the eye as there was no effect whatsoever. There was only a single chance when Bruno’s side-footed effort went off target. Although, apart from that, there was nothing in United’s attacking play.

Fixture Details: [fixture 16943160]

Why Solskjær made ten changes?

Man United’s next game is against [team 8] at Old Trafford, scheduled just over 48 hours after the Leicester game. Also, United played a tough game against [team 15] a couple of days ago.

This ridiculously tight schedule forced the manager to make changes as the next one against arch-rivals Liverpool is a game they badly want to win. [player 2884]’s absence will be a huge issue for the side as the captain is reportedly set to miss the remainder of this season. However, it is said that the club and the player are doing their best to get him fit for the [league 5] final against [team 3477]. (fixture details: [fixture 18062581]

Man United lose the title to the other half of the city after a home defeat to Leicester City.

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