It was supposed to be the day when Radamel Falcao stole the show. After all, the Colombian hit-man has a goals-to-games ratio like few others and, after a cameo appearances against Queens Park Rangers, the new Manchester United striker was finally handed a start a week later.
But Leicester City had no intention of allowing the on loan Monaco man to use them for shooting practice. In fact it was the Foxes own prolific forward – Leonardo Ulloa – who stole the show, showing his more illustrious rival how it is done.
Ulloa scored two goals in Leicester’s 5-3 win over United, finding the net from half his scoring attempts. Not only did Ulloa have 50 per cent of his attempts on goal, he had them in the goal, while Falcao had an on-target percentage of zero.
United fans will argue that their striker hit the crossbar, and it made for an exciting moment, but the knack is in getting the ball in the net and, for once, Falcao did not manage that.
The former Atletico Madrid striker did set up one of United’s three goals, but that was his sole contribution of note. In contrast, Ulloa made it five goals in five top flight appearances this season.
Now that is a record worth shouting about.