Score: Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United
Goals: Jamie Vardy 27' (expertly finished off superb Leicester counter, assisted by Riyad Mahrez), Juan Mata 40' (sublime finish in a tightly packed Leicester penalty box), Juan Mata 60' (Lovely whipped free-kick from 20 yards out), Harry Maguire (poacher's finish at the far post off Albrighton's superbly whipped in ball)
Ten-men Leicester City fought back from 2-1 down to drag an equaliser out of nothing after substitute Daniel Amartey seemed to have handicapped them with a sending off that saw him stay on the field for a grand total of sixteen minutes and nine seconds... and here are the main talking points from a game that has surely gift-wrapped Manchester City this season's Premier League trophy:
#5 Manchester United pay for their lackadaisical finishing
It's not the sheer amount of chances that Messrs. Lingard, Martial, and Rashford wasted that will give Jose Mourinho headaches, it's the unbelievable casualness of it all. All three of them were the recipients of great build-up play from Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba but they went about the job of finishing as if they were 5-0 up.
As it turns out, they really weren't... and Harry Maguire made his tormentors at the other end pay for the incredibly lackadaisical finishing.
Sure, the blame will go to the defence for allowing Maguire to walk into the six-yard box unattended at the end (why did Smalling have to cover the far post when he could barely stand up straight?) but it ought to lie squarely on the forwards for their brazen lack of ruthlessness up top.
At the end of the day, all that matters is this:
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