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Leicester City vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary, Premier League 2017-18 (LEI vs MUN)

Leicester 2 - 2 Man United (Vardy 27', Maguire 94'; Mata 40', 60') (Amartey red 73')
Updated: 24 December 2017 03:10 IST - Published: 23 December 2017 23:56 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEP! THAT'S THAT!

MANCHESTER UNITED THROW AWAY A  MILLION CHANCES WHILE THE FIGHTING FOXES NEVER EVER GAVE UP... and the title now is as good as over, innit?

Thanks for reading. Anirudh Menon signing out

Toodle-oo!
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OH MY GOOD LORD THE DRAMA! UNITED SHOULD HAVE MURDERED THIS GAME DEAD BUT ALBRIGHTON AND MAGUIRE HAVE PUNISHED THEM FOR THEIR HORROR FINISHING. MAGUIRE RUNS IN BEHIND AN IMMOBILE SMALLING AND SMASHES IT PAST DE GEA FROM THREE YARDS
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95' GOOOOOOOAL! MAGUIRE!
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94' Stoppage time is up but the ref will add a few for the Smalling injury... 
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93' Smalling has gone down - and with United out of substitutions, they are taking their time treating him
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92' Albrighton curls an interesting ball in and another - but both times Jones sees it off. Pogba tries to pick the Foxes lick on the counter but Schmeichel races forward to meet it ahead of Lukaku
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91' Jones does ever so well to win a foul off Ndidi and Rashford wastes no time in motoring forward at pace. A wrong pass and they loose the ball - and Leciester can come roaring back at them. 
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90' There will be four minutes of time added on
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89' Leicester win a corner... but one-legged Smalling does well to keep Vardy at bay and Mkhitaryan forces Albrighton to rush into his shot and that's a goalkick
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88' OHO! Lukaku and Herrera have a frank - and loud - exchange of views after a promising looking United counterattack breaks down with a breakdown in communication between the two. Oh, and Smalling is struggling with a groin injury at the monent
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87' Ander Herrera and Mkhitaryan try to win a corner of Ndidi but the Nigerian does supremely well to make sure it' s just a goal kick
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86' OHOHO WHAT IS THIS FINISHING FROM UNITED? Pogba plays in Rashford, who tees Lukaku up and the Belgian does supremely well to lay it off to Mkhitaryan. With only Schmeichel to beat - albeit from a very narrow angle - he eschews a shot and tries to pick out Lukaku again but only succeeds in smashing it tat Wes Morgan
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84' Fuchs hurls one of his missiles forward and Maguire is held off by Smalling - the crowd bay for blood, but that seems to be okay. Leicester pour forward again and Okazaki gets penalised for a seemingly harmless nudge on Jones. The ref is as uninterested as the crowd is interested.
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83' Can the Armenian win back some favour with Mourinho in the remaining seven minutes (plus stoppage time)? 
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82' Oh, the seemingly un-ostracised Henrikh Mkhitaryan comes on in the splendid Juan Mata's stead. 
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81' Ben Chillwell comes on for Demarai Gray as Puel seeks to put back some balance in the squad. Meanwhile, Mahrez goes into the book for a ludicrous dive in front of the ref
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80' OH MY GOD. OH. MY. GOD. HOW MANY CHANCES WILL UNITED SPURN? Pogba curls a GLORIOUS pass onto Rashford's path, past Maguire, and the young man tries to round Schmeichel and fails miserably.
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77' OH Matic... the big man shows off his great footwork by waltzing past Ndidi and then passing it to Pogba - who then sets up Rashford. The young Englishman holds on to the ball for too long and to the utter disgust of a waiting Lukaku, he tries a shot that meets its natural end in  sea of bodies
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75'... Maguire gets penalised for a push, and Mourinho takes the chance to batten down the hatches. Lingard off, Ander Herrera on. 
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74' Okazaki tries to pick out Gray down the left flank but Lindelof does ever so well to get his head to it. Fuchs will wind one up a la Rory Delap....
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73' Rashford gets the ball and he screams past three Leicester players before Amartey tackles him - that' a yellow, his second in the space of fifteen minutes - and it' RED! Leicester down to ten!
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72' OH MY LORDY LORD! OH MY! United break at scintillating pace and Lukaku plays in Lingard with a sublime ball... Lingard takes it around Schmeichel and somehow manages to hit the post with an empty goal at his mercy. OH MY!
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71' 20-year-old Marcus Rashford has just trotted on for his 100th united appearance. UFF!
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70' Change for United as Mourinho does his usual Martial off for Rashford routine 
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68' OH SCHMEICHEL YOU LUCKY BOY! The Dane charges out to meet a Lingard ball before Lukaku but then smacks the ball straight at the big  Belgian. Fuchs does ever so well to hold him back - and then tees up Mata, who passes it out to Martial, but it's a touch too short and Ndidi nips in ahead of him
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67' Okazaki charges down a Young clearance and the crowd breaks out into the loudest cheers of the day. 
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66' Leicester make an attacking sub as Shinki Okazaki is flung on for Vicente Iborra. Brave man, is Claude Puel
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65' Gray tries to sashay past Matic but that's easier said than done... Iborra does well to win the ball back, though, and Leicester start stringing the ball around with real intent... Ndidi powers down the right only for Martial to keep fighting and win the ball back in his own area. Mourinho's eyes sparkle with love as he gazes on to this sight
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64' Leicester pour forward and Mahrez gives Young the slip with a lovely shimmy - but his pass into the box is poor
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63' Martial runs at a gaggle of furiously backtracking Leicester players and gets brought down by Ndidi. Nothing comes off that freekick near the centre circle though
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62' Leicester start passing the ball with a touch more intent now and Fuchs swings it into the box - only for it to careen off Smalling and across the face of the box
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OOOOH LA LA! MATA CURLS IT INTO THE TOP CORNER WITH A SUMPTUOUS FLICK OF HIS LEFT PEG. 
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60' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! MATAAAAAAAAAAA
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59' Mata leisurely walks around with the ball in the middle of the park. Seeing this, Vardy is incensed and he chops the Spaniard down... further forward, Martial tries a give and go and is brought down by a combination of Maguire and Fuchs at the edge of the box. . Mata looks interested. 
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58' United play the ball neatly around the Leicester area before Martial swings a hopeful ball in over the gaggle of players in the box and into the hands of Schmeichel
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57' Ok, that was temporary - Simpson cant continue and big Daniel Amartey comes on in his stead
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56' Albrighton tries to pick out Gray with a crossfield but passes it out into the crowd. Simpson is back on, by the by. 
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55' Oh, Albrighton got booked for a foul in the build-up of that move while Simpson appears to picked up a small knock
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54' OH MY WORDS AGAIN! United scream forward on the counter after that scare and Lingard and Lukaku combine beautifully to release Martial into the box. All alone in the box, he somehow manages to smash it into row Z! THAT SHOULD REALLY HAVE BEEN 2 for United
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53' OH MY DAYS! Mahrez skips past Young like he isn't there, teases past Smalling and tees up Fuchs - who smashes it goalward, only to see Lindelof clear it on the goalline.
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52' Gray looks to counter but Jones steps in his path with great authority and United pour forward yet again - before Paul Pogba whips one straight at Schmeichel. No problems there for the Dane
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51' OOOO! Pogba tries to pick out Lukaku with an early ball, but the Belgian has strayed offside... Pogba immediately has the ball back thanks to a slippy Iborra pass, but he and Lukaku cant make the most of that gift. 
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50' Pass-pass-pass go Leicester like an ersatz Man City as they try to pull United out of shape... a loose touch from Mahrez, though, allows Lingard to nip in and Ndidi has to bring him down
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49' Leicester are controlling the possession at the moment, and are doing so with calm authority
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48' United clear the initial attempt before Lukaku fails to outmuscle Ndidi as they look to counter... and Leicester peg United back in their own third
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47' Matic gets a yellow for a petulant tug on Mahrez's arms after he was nutmugged - freekick in a dangerous position for the Foxes
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46' Gray dances past Young with some sublime footwork before Jones flies in there and wins a goal-kick with a deflection off Gray
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PEEP! WE ARE OFF AGAIN!

No changes from either side, let's hope for more of the same from the 22 on the pitch, eh?
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PEEP! PEEP! HALFTIME, LEICESTER CITY 1 - 1 MANCHESTER UNITED

That was an entertaining, breezy 45 that saw two lovely goals and although United have looked more composed, and threatening, on the ball it's all to play for when the two teams come out for the second half. 

See you lot in fifteen... I'm going to get myself a quick bite
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47' Pogba dances past both Iborra and Ndidi before misplacing his pass to Martial - there's so much talent there - and then gets pulled up for tugging at Simpson's shirt in frustration
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