Leicester City came back from behind twice to earn a deserving point in a 2-2 stalemate against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium. The result will be mostly favouring Liverpool as they can extend their lead to 6 points if they win on Sunday.
For the first time this season, Leicester have drawn a match. Manchester United, on the other hand, failed to keep their record away win intact. The visitors dropped points for the first time away from home this Premier League season.
As a result of their mistakes, they conceded within 10 minutes after taking the lead twice. Marcus Rasford‘s opener was cancelled out by Harvey Barnes. Likewise, Bruno Fernandes’ strike was equalized late on by Jamie Vardy.
LEICESTER CITY 2-2 MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS:
Brendan Rogers featured the same team that had defeated Tottenham Hotspur last week. Jamie Vardy has been in red-hot form and has quite a reputation against the top-6.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went with 3 Centre backs. The only change made from the team that faced Leeds was Eric Bailly, who came in for the injured Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
LEICESTER CITY 2-2 MANCHESTER UNITED MATCH ANALYSIS:
The game started with both sides missing great opportunities, with United making the worst miss. Bruno planted an excellent cross to an unmarked Rashford who somehow managed to miss the header from a really close range. A minute later Vardy almost scored from Marc Albrighton’s cross.
The first goal came in the 23rd minute. James brilliantly clawed his way through the defense from the right and played it to Fernandes who cleverly nudged the ball away from James Justin to Rashford. He made up for his mistake and scored his 50th Premier league goal by placing it to the bottom right corner smoothly.
However, the happiness didn’t last long. An unlikely mistake from Fernandes saw Wilfred Ndidi win back the ball, that reached Harvey Barnes via James Maddison, who fired the shot from 20-yards to grab the equaliser.
In the second half, Rashford missed yet another chance, when Kasper Schmeichel made a point-blank save of Rashford’s powerful strike. In the 79th minute, Edinson Cavani provided a splendid pass which was converted by Bruno Fernandes. 6 minutes later Leicester equalised yet again when Vardy’s shot from Ayozo Perez’s low cross was deflected into the net by Axel Tuanzebe.
PLAYER PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS:
Bruno Fernandes (8/10) (MOTM) –
Currently the best player in the Premier League. If his teammates converted his assists, he would have broken many more records. He assisted and scored, earning a well-fought point for the team.
Wesley Fofana (7/10) –
With Caglar Soyuncu injured, the 20-year-old defender has displayed some solid performances. He perfectly did his job today, preventing James from making crucial runs and blocking some important through balls.
Harvey Barnes (7.5/10) –
Harvey’s equaliser was what brought his team back into the game. His 20-yard shot was inch perfect and there was no way David De Gea could do anything about it.