Leicester 5-3 Manchester United: Foxes come back to secure historic win

Leicester City 5 - 3 Manchester United

  • 13" Robin van Persie
  • 16" Ángel Di María
  • 17" Leonardo Ulloa
  • 57" Ander Herrera
  • 62" David Nugent (pen)
  • 64" Esteban Cambiasso
  • 79" Jamie Vardy
  • 83" Leonardo Ulloa (pen)

Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Attendance: 31,784

Leicester City

Leicester City defeated Manchester United 5-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Leicester City secured an historic victory over Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

United opened the scoring through Robin van Persie, before a sublime effort from Angel Di Maria and a clever finish from Ander Herrera put United 3-1 up after Leonardo Ulloa had briefly suggested a comeback was on the cards.

But while it looked as though Louis van Gaal's side would go on to win even more emphatically than they did against Queens Park Rangers, the Foxes had other ideas.

A penalty from David Nugent and a first Premier League goal from Esteban Cambiasso made it 3-3, before Jamie Vardy surged through to put the hosts in front.

Ulloa then went on to convert a penalty of his own after Tyler Blackett had been sent off for fouling Vardy in the box.

That was the end of the scoring, but the postmortem will go for quite some time among United fans.  Not that Leicester supporters mind.  They have seen their side make history, in so doing giving them the very real belief that they could be fighting for much more than top flight survival this season.

Statistics

Leicester City

Manchester United

Possession

42.8%
57.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leicester City

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Ritchie de Laet
  • Liam Moore
  • Wes Morgan
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Dean Hammond
  • Esteban Cambiasso
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • David Nugent
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Leonardo Ulloa

Substitutes

  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Andy King
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Chris Wood
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Ben Hamer
  • Matthew James

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Tyler Blackett
  • Jonny Evans
  • Rafael
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Ángel Di María
  • Daley Blind
  • Ander Herrera
  • Robin van Persie
  • Falcao

Substitutes

  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Juan Mata
  • Chris Smalling
  • Luke Shaw

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