Man Utd 1-1 Leicester: Player ratings & man of the match as United drop points in top-four race
The result means Manchester United could be six points off the Champions League places by the end of this round of Premier League fixtures.
Manchester United dropped points in the race for the top on Saturday, as they drew 1-1 with Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The two goals were scored within four minutes of each other in the second period, with Kelechi Iheanacho and then Fred finding the back of the net.
It was a first half where not a great deal happened, as both sides lacked intensity and a cutting edge in possession.
United had the best chance of the opening period when Bruno Fernandes drove into the box but placed his shot to close to Kasper Schmeichel, who saved with his feet. Paul Pogba’s dipping header represented the only other chance of the half.
As for Leicester, they had a few efforts, with Harvey Barnes firing wide twice and Iheanacho failing to hit the target from a promising area just outside the box.
The second half did offer more goalscoring opportunities, with Fernandes and Diogo Dalot having speculative strikes before Iheanacho netted the opener after 62 minutes.
The former Manchester City man headed in James Maddison’s excellent cross, giving De Gea no chance. But the lead lasted just four minutes when Fred equalised after he reacted quickest to Schmeichel’s save and parry inside the box.
It was the visitors who probably ended the stronger, and Wesley Fofana drew a superb save from De Gea, while the goalkeeper held Youri Tielemans’s strike from distance.
The Foxes did have a late goal ruled out when Iheanacho fouled Raphael Varane in the build-up to Maddison’s disallowed strike, and right at the death, Jadon Sancho fluffed a shot after the ball bounced inside the box, but he smashed it well wide.
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