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Premier League 2018/19, Leicester 0-1 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points

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Rashford's strike in the ninth minute separated the two sides
Rashford's strike in the ninth minute separated the two sides

Manchester United secure a hard fought win over Leicester City with Rashford's goal being the difference between both sides. The win takes United to two points within fourth placed Chelsea.

The Red Devils started in fine fashion and nearly opened the scoring in the third minute, only for Rashford to head over the bar from close range. Six minutes later, Rashford gave United the lead after slotting past Schmeichel from a Paul Pogba assist. United were organised and went into the interval with a narrow one goal cushion.

Leicester started the second half with great intent and nearly pulled one back through Harvey Barnes. Moments later, the home side another opportunity that fell to James Maddison who's shot hit the side netting. United defended well and a couple of good saves from De Gea from the likes of Vardy and Ghezzal guided the visitors to victory against Leicester.

Without wasting further time, let us take a look at the talking points from Sunday's clash at the King Power Stadium.


#5 United successfully deal with a barrage of Leicester attacks in the second half

United successfully dealt with a flurry of Leicester attacks
United successfully dealt with a flurry of Leicester attacks

Manchester United scored early in the first half through Marcus Rashford and defended resolutely for the entire 90 minutes to secure an important win against Leicester. United were given a run for their money in the second half after Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's side took a slim advantage at the interval.

Leicester attacked with purpose from the restart and had a chance in as early as the 46th minute when Harvey Barnes linked up well with Vardy and Maddison only to see his attempted cross unable to find the telling touch from his teammate. A few minutes later, James Maddison saw his attempt hit the side netting as Leicester looked to find a route back in the game.

United held their nerves and were solid at the back with Lindelof and Bailly making numerous interceptions and blocks to deny their opponents. David De Gea was called into action in the 77th minute and saved Rachid Ghezzal's well struck free kick that was heading to the top corner.

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The Red Devils looked pressurised Leicester into committing mistakes in the final third and around the penalty box which saw Leicester's forwards making errors in judgement and finish poorly.

Throughout the game, United were confident while defending and held their shape for the entire game as they successfully tackled a barrage of Leicester attacks and secured three points against an upbeat Leicester City.

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