PHOTO: The Radamel Falcao moment that could have changed the game

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao was denied his first goal for Manchester United on Sunday by the Leicester City crossbar.

Radamel Falcao made his first start for Manchester United against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Having joined the Red Devils from AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day, the Colombia international striker came off the bench against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford last weekend.

The 28-year-old had a good chance against QPR in their 4-0 win, and on Sunday against Leicester he went even closer to scoring his first goal for United.

Five minutes into the second half in Leicester, Falcao collected a diagonal ball from Wayne Rooney and shot on goal from a tight angle.

It was a great effort from the former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid forward, but unfortunately for him it came back off the crossbar with Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel unable to reach to it.

United were 2-1 up at the time and Ander Herrera made it 3-1 just minutes later, but it could have been 4-1 to the visitors by the hour mark had Falcao’s shot gone in.

What followed in the final 30 minutes of the game was unprecedented. The Manchester outfit conceded four goals and had a man sent off in the space of just 21 minutes, as they lost the match 5-3.

Falcao, who had assisted United’s opening goal for Robin van Persie, was replaced by Adnan Januzaj on 72 minutes.

The Colombian star watched his teammates collapse from the bench, perhaps wondering what if his shot had gone in instead of hitting the crossbar...

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