Manchester United Fall Apart (Leicester v Manchester United Review)
Manchester United haven’t played their best football despite sitting second on the Premier League table. They have managed to score in all but one of their game’s in the Premier League this Season.
Manchester United controlled the tempo of the game in the first part of the First Half making many incursions into the Leicester eighteen yard box. Vardy punished United for not converting their chances with an elementary goal, assisted by Mahrez in the twenty-seventh minute. Fortunately for United, they hit back in the fortieth minute through a goal from Mata, assisted by Lingard.
Manchester United went into the Half Time break with the score level at one all. The game was in the balance. They would have to be careful and need to curtail the likes of Vardy from finding pockets of space in order to collect the three points.
Early in the Second Half Fuchs missed a wonderful opportunity to score, with Mahrez the architect once again. At the other end Martial butchered a good chance. In the sixtieth minute Mata took a sublime free kick that made the score two-one in favour of United. Lingard missed the chance to seal the game with an open goal beckoning; incredibly the ball didn’t end up in the back of the net! Amartey was sent off in the seventy-third minute, following that Rashford missed a one on one opportunity with Schmeichel doing well to prevent a goal from being scored. Much to everyone’s surprise, the ten man Leicester team scored deep into stoppage time, through an exquisite pass from Albrighton and that was well finished off by Maguire.
The possession stats were nearly fifty percent each, however, Manchester United had a staggering nineteen shots at goal. Once again they maintain their place on the ladder, remarkably without playing their best football they remain in second place on the Premier League ladder!
Do Manchester United deserve to be second on the Premier League ladder?
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