Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City: Falcao, Van Persie score in comfortable win

Manchester United 3 - 1 Leicester City

  • 27" Robin van Persie
  • 32" Falcao
  • 44" Wes Morgan (og)
  • 80" Marcin Wasilewski

Ref: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 75,329

Old Trafford Interior

Manchester United eased to a 3-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford this afternoon.

After losing at Leicester City in a remarkable 5-3 collapse back in September, Manchester United really needed to get revenge over the Foxes today.

This time, Louis van Gaal's side swept Leicester aside, hammering Nigel Pearson's men 3-1 in a convincing victory at Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie got the ball rolling for the Red Devils on 27 minutes, turning the ball into the net from a superb lofted pass by midfielder Daley Blind.

Strike partner Radamel Falcao then made it two just five minutes later, bundling the ball home from close range after Angel Di Maria's shot had been saved.

And before half time, it became 3-0, with Leicester defender Wes Morgan heading into his own net from a United corner - leaving the Foxes down and out at the break.

They did salvage some respect with Marcin Wasilewski pulling a goal back late on, but United claimed the three points, moving them just four points behind rivals Manchester City in the Premier League table, whilst Leicester remain rooted to the bottom of the league.

Statistics

Manchester United

Leicester City

Possession

71.4%
28.6%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Phil Jones
  • Luke Shaw
  • Ángel Di María
  • Daley Blind
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Falcao
  • Robin van Persie

Substitutes

  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Juan Mata
  • Chris Smalling
  • Ander Herrera
  • James Wilson
  • Víctor Valdés
  • Patrick McNair

Leicester City

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Danny Simpson
  • Wes Morgan
  • Ritchie de Laet
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Andy King
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Andrej Kramaric
  • Leonardo Ulloa

Substitutes

  • Paul Konchesky
  • David Nugent
  • Dean Hammond
  • Matt Upson
  • Ben Hamer
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Esteban Cambiasso

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