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Leicester City vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary

Leicester City
FT
0 - 3
Manchester United
42' H. Mkhitaryan
44' Z. Ibrahimović
49' Mata
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Job done for Manchester United, who remain in 6th place, but only a point behind Liverpool in 5th, and 2 behind Arsenal in 4th. Leicester remain in 16th too, but just a point above the relegation spots - a real possibility for the Foxes now.

That's it from me, Sunaadh Sagar, tonight. Do get in touch if you have any feedback - I'm @sunaadh on Twitter.

Good night!
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FT: Leicester City 0-3 Manchester United
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90' 1 minute of injury time
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88' Vardy gets penalized for a foul on De Gea, which seems a bit harsh. The Spaniard then goes into the book for time-wasting.
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87' Fuchs sends a great ball in, but Leicester aren't even attacking these with purpose. Zlatan clears for a corner. Gray takes the set-piece, but like before, United clear the ball with ease.
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86' Demarai Gray is the victim of a high foot by Valencia, straight into his chest. He's punching the ground in agony, but eventually gets up.
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84' YIKES! Herrera nearly scores an own goal after intercepting the ball off Gray's toes. De Gea dives late to stop the ball, but watches in relief as it goes out for a corner. Predictably, Leicester can't make anything of it.
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83' CHANCE! Zlatan spreads the ball wide to Valencia bursting forward on the right. The fullback cuts the ball back to Mkhitaryan in the box, but he spoons his shot over the bar, when in acres of space. We know he can do better, but it's 3-0.
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82' A few of the Foxes fans have begun to leave - what a difference a year makes!
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79' Spare a thought for Claudio Ranieri on the sidelines. The Italian looks positively miserable - as if he's just tasted the abomination that is chocolate pizza.
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77' Marouane Fellaini comes on to replace Juan Mata. Let's call this a good decision...
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75' Zlatan might have ended Fuchs' career. A ridiculous nutmeg in the box, after which the Swede bursts into the box from the right byline, but Morgan crowds him out and snuffs out the danger. 
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73' Mahrez swings in an early cross from the right wing, with Vardy glancing a header well over the bar. The pair have looked decidedly pedestrian tonight - Arsenal and Barcelona will not come calling again, at this rate.
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71' It's kind of depressing to see how far Leicester City have fallen. The champions are chasing shadows, unable to get out of their half with United passing the ball around with ease.
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70' Just to give you an inkling of how excellent of a 'pundit' I am, I predicted this game to be a hugely exciting, hard fought, 1-1 draw.

Ah well.
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68' Gray has really been impressive after coming on. He drives into the box, trying to dribble past two United shirts, but Pogba pokes the ball away for a corner. Gray runs to take it, but his delivery is poor, and United clear.
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65' The Leicester fans inside the King Power are still chanting, hoping to see something from their team. Gray responds to their support with a jinking run down the left, before laying the ball off to Drinkwater in space. The Foxes midfielder tries to curl the ball into the top corner, but shoots well wide.
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Leicester City have already allowed more goals this season (38) than all of last season (36)
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62' NEARLY! Mata runs on to a long ball from deep, after an offside Rashford wisely chose not to interfere with play. The Spaniard is one-on-one with Schmeichel, but the Leicester keeper reads his chip and catches the ball.
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60' Smalling gives away a corner with a hacked clearance. United are caught cold as Leicester take the free-kick, but Gray miscontrols allowing the Red Devils to clear the ball for another corner. From the second attempt, Gray sets up Drinkwater from range, but his low drive is decidedly mediocre.
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57' CLOSE! Mahrez hits the side netting with a viciously swerving free-kick. David de Gea is livid as his wall had disintegrated.
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56' Paul Pogba goes into the book for a late sliding tackle on Ndidi, who burst past him into the middle. Leicester have a free-kick in a promising position, with Mahrez, Drinkwater and Fuchs standing over it.
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55' Herrera goes into the book for a needless foul on Vardy as he countered.
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52' OOOF! Rashford is played through on the left side of the box, and he hammers a low drive from a narrow angle, forcing Schmeichel into a smart save at his near post.
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50' Leicester are in absolute tatters at the moment - the King Power stadium has gone silent, with only the United fans in full voice.
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49' A BEAUTIFUL GOAL FROM MANCHESTER UNITED! Mkhitaryan spreads the ball wide to Mata, who responds with a through ball to the Spaniard in the box. Mata was played onside by Morgan and he simply sweeps the ball past Schmeichel into the net. Leicester City 0-3 Manchester United
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49' GOAL JUAN MATA!
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47' Ranieri may have hoped that his changes might have had an effect, but the Red Devils are still controlling possession in the early exchanges.
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46' PEEP PEEP PEEP! Leicester get us underway in the second half!
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HT: Andy King and Demarai Gray come on for Leicester City, replacing Okazaki and Musa. As for United, Daley Blind has come on at half time to replace Marcos Rojo.
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That goal also was Zlatan's 20th in all competitions. The last United striker to do so? Robin van Persie.

Good omen, eh?
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Aged 35 years and 125 days, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the oldest player to reach 15 Premier League goals in a single season.
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HT: Leicester City 0-2 Manchester United
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45' 2 minutes of injury time.
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45' Ndidi! Almost an instant response from the Foxes as Ndidi forces De Gea into a great save from 25 yards.
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44' DOUBLE DELIGHT! Valencia sends in a low cross from the right, but still finds Zlatan in the box surrounded by 3 or 4 defenders. The Swede produces a well-timed finish to send United two goals clear! Leicester City 0-2 Manchester United
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44' GOAL ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC!
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42' WHAT AN AMAZING GOAL FROM THE ARMENIAN! Smalling wins a header in midfield, with Mkhi taking the knock-down past Huth with a smart touch. He then powers into the middle, with Wes Morgan struggling to keep up. The Armenian hammers a low drive from a narrowing angle, which crashes into the opposite top corner via Schmeichel. Leicester City 0-2 Manchester United
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42' GOAL HENRIKH MKHITARYAN!
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40' Fuchs goes into the book for a lunge on Juan Mata.
88'
David de Gea
83'
A. Young
M. Rashford
77'
M. Fellaini
Mata
56'
P. Pogba
55'
Ander Herrera
49'
Mata
assist: H. Mkhitaryan
46'
D. Blind
M. Rojo
D. Gray
S. Okazaki
46'
A. King
A. Musa
46'
44'
Z. Ibrahimović
assist: A. Valencia
42'
H. Mkhitaryan
assist: C. Smalling
C. Fuchs
40'
28'
Mata
D. Drinkwater
5'
Tournament Premier League 2016-17 - Week 24
Stadium King Power Stadium
Match time Sun, 05 Feb 2017, 09:30 PM
Manchester United (4-4-2)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
1
K. Schmeichel
28
C. Fuchs
6
R. Huth
5
W. Morgan
17
D. Simpson
25
W. Ndidi
4
D. Drinkwater
7
A. Musa
20
S. Okazaki
26
R. Mahrez
9
J. Vardy
1
David de Gea
5
M. Rojo
12
C. Smalling
3
E. Bailly
25
A. Valencia
22
H. Mkhitaryan
6
P. Pogba
21
Ander Herrera
8
Mata
9
Z. Ibrahimović
19
M. Rashford
Manchester United (4-4-2)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
Leicester City Subs
3
B. Chilwell
10
A. King
11
M. Albrighton
14
B. Kapustka
21
R. Zieler
22
D. Gray
29
Y. Benalouane
Manchester United Subs
11
A. Martial
14
J. Lingard
16
M. Carrick
17
D. Blind
18
A. Young
20
S. Romero
27
M. Fellaini
33% POSSESSION 67%
11 SHOTS 16
1 SHOTS ON GOAL 9
12 FOULS 13
10 CORNERS 3
1 OFFSIDES 2
2 YELLOW CARDS 4
0 RED CARDS 0
6 SAVES 1
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Chelsea 38 30 3 5 52 93
2 Tottenham Hotspur 38 26 8 4 60 86
3 Manchester City 38 23 9 6 41 78
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 36 76
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 33 75
6 Manchester United 38 18 15 5 25 69
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 18 61
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 -7 46
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 -12 46
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 12 9 17 -8 45
11 West Ham United 38 12 9 17 -17 45
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 -15 44
13 Stoke City 38 11 11 16 -15 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 -13 41
15 Swansea City 38 12 5 21 -25 41
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 -16 40
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 -28 40
18 Hull City 38 9 7 22 -43 34
19 Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 -26 28
20 Sunderland 38 6 6 26 -40 24
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Updated: Feb 05, 2017 23:21 PM | Published: Feb 05, 2017 21:10 PM