Premier League

  • L. Ulloa 17’
  • E. Cambiasso 64’
  • J. Vardy 79’
  • 13’ R. van Persie
  • 16’ Á. di María
  • 57’ Ander Herrera
0 Extra Time 0
5 Full Time 3
1 Half Time 2
21/09/2014
Premier League
King Power Stadium
Attendance 31,784

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 90'
      Great play by Drinkwater almost allows King the chance to grab a sixth goal for Leicester, but Smalling is just about able to get a foot in before the Welshman can get a shot away on goal.
    • 90'
      Schlupp twists and turns down the right wing before trying to send a cross towards Ulloa, but it takes a slight deflection off a red shirt that takes the pass off target and out for a throw-in.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Manchester United, seemingly happy with their 2-1 lead and worried about Leicester's power in attack, are passing the ball around in the middle of the pitch in an attempt to run down the clock as we enter the final minute of added time.
    • 90'
      Herrera unleashes a rocket of a volley that looks to be heading slightly wide of the goal, but Schmeichel dives acrobatically and pulls off a great save to collect the ball.
    • 0'
      My name's Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you today. Until next time, goodbye!
    • 0'
      Many thought that Leicester would struggle in the early part of the season, but the newly-promoted side have now avoided defeats against Everton, Arsenal and Manchester United, leaving them in sixth place with eight points ahead of three winnable games against Crystal Palace, Burnley and Newcastle U
    • 0'
      What an absolutely fantastic game! Leicester fully deserve the historic victory after a wonderful team performance that left the weak and depleted Manchester United back four with no chance whatsoever. Van Gaal's decision to concentrate on other areas of the pitch instead of the centre of defence in
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: LEICESTER CITY 5-3 MANCHESTER UNITED
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
    • 0'
      What a fantastic half that was! Manchester United have looked brilliant in attack, resulting in two fantastic goals from Van Persie and Di Maria, but Leicester have looked equally as good, especially when they break away on quick counter-attacks. The visitors' weakness in defence is still causing th
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: LEICESTER CITY 1-2 MANCHESTER UNITED
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off. The atmosphere at the King Power Stadium is fantastic, with the home fans in particularly fine voice.
    • 0'
      As for Manchester United, Van Gaal has made just one change to the side that started last Sunday's victory against Queens Park Rangers, with Radamel Falcao coming in to make his first start for the club in place of Juan Mata, who drops to the substitutes' bench.
    • 0'
      Leicester boss Pearson has decided to make four changes to the side that won 1-0 against Stoke last weekend, with Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy all returning to the starting line-up to replace Ben Hamer, Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp. Meanwhile, Andy King makes way for Argen
    • 0'
      Manchester United substitutes: Lindegaard, Shaw, Smalling, Fletcher, Valencia, Mata, Januzaj.
    • 0'
      Manchester United XI (4-1-3-2): De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Blackett, Rojo; Blind; Herrera, Rooney, Di Maria; Falcao, Van Persie.
    • 0'
      Leicester City substitutes: Hamer, Wasilewski, King, James, Schlupp, Mahrez, Wood.
    • 0'
      Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Cambiasso; Nugent, Hammond, Drinkwater, Vardy; Ulloa.
    • 0'
      There's just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let's have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon...
    • 0'
      It won't be easy, however, as today's hosts have marked their return to the Premier League after a 10 year absence by putting in a string of fantastic performances. Spirited displays against both Everton and Arsenal earned Nigel Pearson's side vital draws, and last weekend their hard work was reward
    • 0'
      Life under Louis Van Gaal continues to throw up surprises, but his new-look Manchester United side finally seem to be finding their feet after a turbulent opening few weeks under the Dutchman. The Red Devils were given a boost of confidence last weekend when they comfortably thrashed Queens Park Ran
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today's Premier League clash between Leicester City and Manchester United. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up-to-date with all of the action from the King Power Stadium.
    • 1'
      And we're off!
    • 2'
      Leicester immediately break away down the left wing from the kick off, but Ulloa is halted by Rafael before he is able to send a cross into the Manchester United box.
    • 3'
      Herrera wins a header in the middle of the pitch and sets up Rafael on the right wing, but the Brazilian's cross is poor and it sails into the hands of Schmeichel.
    • 4'
      Leicester are awarded a free-kick after a poor challenge by Blackett and Cambiasso sends it in towards the edge of the six-yard box. The set-piece seems to be heading for the head of Morgan but it's slightly too heavy and the ball ends up going out for a goal-kick.
    • 6'
      Rojo accidentally handles the ball near the halfway line and Leicester are awarded another free-kick. It's taken quickly by Cambiasso and he finds Nugent, who darts down the right flank before sending a dangerous cross towards Ulloa at the back post, but Evans is there to cut out the danger before t
    • 7'
      Great play by Leicester! The hosts regain possession in the middle of the pitch and break away on a quick counter-attack. Nugent spins around Blind on the edge of the penalty area before teeing up Ulloa, but the striker's first touch is too heavy and Rafael is able to win the ball back.
    • 9'
      Manchester United haven't started the game particularly well, with Leicester certainly looking the most dangerous of the two sides, particularly in the final third of the pitch.
    • 11'
      That's much better from Manchester United! Di Maria threads a beautiful through-ball into the path of Van Persie, but the Dutchman's deft shot is saved brilliantly by Schmeichel.
    • 12'
      Manchester United break away again, this time down the left wing through Falcao, and the Colombian finds Van Persie in the centre of the box with a low cross, but the latter's first touch is poor and the Leicester defence are able to clear the danger.
    • 13'
      G R. van Persie Assist R. Falcao
    • 13'
      The assist came from R. Falcao.
    • 13'
      GOAL! Manchester United take an early lead after fantastic play down the left flank. Falcao finds himself in acres of space before chipping a beautiful cross right onto the head of Van Persie, and the Dutchman is easily able to nod the ball into the back of the net.
    • 15'
      Cambiasso and Drinkwater link up well on the right wing after patient build-up play from Leicester, but Blackett is there to cut out the danger on the edge of the penalty area and fire the ball out of play for a throw-in.
    • 16'
      G Á. di María Assist R. Falcao
    • 16'
      The assist came from W. Rooney.
    • 16'
      GOAL! A world-class strike from Di Maria doubles Manchester United's lead! The visitors break away through the middle of the pitch and Rooney sets up Di Maria on the edge of the box. Spotting Schmeichel off his line, the club record signing decides to send a beautiful chipped shot over the Dane's he
    • 17'
      G L. Ulloa Assist R. Falcao
    • 17'
      The assist came from J. Vardy.
    • 17'
      GOAL! From one club record signing to another! Leicester are right back in this game thanks to a bullet header from Ulloa after a brilliant Vardy cross. That's four goals already for the Argentine striker this season.
    • 19'
      Van Persie almost re-establishes Manchester United's two-goal lead with a fantastic volley from just inside the Leicester box, but it rolls just wide of the far post before the Dutchman is eventually flagged offside.
    • 21'
      After a frantic few moments, the pace of the game has slowed down somewhat, but both sides look hungry for more goals. The question is, who is going to strike first?
    • 23'
      Di Maria is brought to the ground by Hammond and Manchester United are awarded a free-kick 35 yards out. Rooney takes it short and Di Maria tries to cross towards Falcao at the far post, but the effort is poor and the ball sails out for a goal-kick.
    • 25'
      Blackett and Ulloa clash on the edge of the Manchester United penalty area, resulting in cries for a penalty from the Leicester fans, but referee Mark Clattenburg shakes his head and waves play on.
    • 27'
      A heavy touch from Konchesky gifts Manchester United a corner. It's whipped into the box by Di Maria but Moore is able to chest the ball away at the near post.
    • 29'
      Blackett and Vardy wrestle for the ball near the byline, but the Manchester United youngster comes out on top and is able to shepherd the ball out of play for a goal-kick.
    • 30'
      SI C. Smalling SO R. Falcao
    • 30'
      Evans has been struggling for the last 10 minutes or so with what looks like a nasty injury, and he's eventually replaced by Smalling after deciding that he's unable to continue.
    • 32'
      Cambiasso's pass to Hammond is cut out by Falcao and Manchester United break away on a quick counter-attack. Di Maria picks up the ball 25 yards out and tries to send a curling cross into the middle of the Leicester penalty area, but it's only able to find the head of Cambiasso.
    • 33'
      R. De Laet receives a yellow card.
    • 34'
      And now Di Maria is down on the floor injured. De Laet and the Argentine come together near the touchline, leaving the latter holding his wrist in a heap on the ground.
    • 35'
      Hammond unleashes a rocket of a shot from 30 yards out, but the power is too great and his effort flies safely over the top of the crossbar.
    • 36'
      Manchester United break forward and Rojo tries to emulate Hammond at the other end of the pitch, but, like the earlier's attempt a few moments ago, his long-range shot also clears the crossbar by some distance.
    • 38'
      Leicester patiently work their way down the left wing before Konchesky unleashes a deep cross towards the centre of the Manchester United penalty area. It's poorly executed, however, and De Gea is able to watch it safely fly out for a goal-kick.
    • 40'
      A mistake by Blackett allows Vardy the opportunity to regain possession for Leicester before sending a cross towards Ulloa at the back post, but it's slightly too high and the Argentine is unable to get a head on it.
    • 41'
      A great cross into the Leicester box by Di Maria causes Morgan plenty of problems, and the Jamaican defender is only just able to slice the ball out for a Manchester United corner.
    • 42'
      The corner is whipped into the box and is initially dealt with well by the Leicester defence, but it finally falls to Di Maria on the edge of the box. He unleashes a low shot that goes well wide of the goal and, even though it didn't touch anybody on its way out of play, Manchester United are awarde
    • 43'
      Great header by Rojo! Di Maria sends another wonderful corner into the middle of the Leicester penalty area where it meets his fellow Argentine, but his headed effort flies just over the top of the crossbar.
    • 44'
      Leicester gain possession in the centre of the pitch and break away on a quick counter-attack. Vardy charges past two Manchester United players before Blackett is able to track back and dispossess him with a brilliant last-ditch tackle.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Leicester are awarded a free-kick near the halfway line after a poor challenge from Smalling. Cambiasso sends a beautiful ball over the top of the Manchester United defence from the resulting set-piece that almost meets Vardy, but the pass is slightly too heavy and De Gea is able to rush out and col
    • 49'
      Rooney spots Schmeichel off his line and tries to chip the ball over the top of the Danish goalkeeper from the edge of the penalty area. The shot is poor, however, and the ball flies over the crossbar.
    • 50'
      Falcao hits the crossbar! The Colombian almost recreates Di Maria's fantastic goal with another wonderful chipped effort that beats Schmeichel but ends up ricocheting off the woodwork.
    • 52'
      De Laet brings down Di Maria just outside the Leicester penalty area and Manchester United are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position. Rooney sends a cross-cum-shot to the back post but it misses everybody inside the box and goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 54'
      Manchester United break away and Rooney threads a lovely through-ball into the path of Falcao, but the Colombian is unable to meet the pass and instead ends up bringing De Laet to the ground with an accidental trip.
    • 56'
      Rafael sends a wonderful low cross into the heart of the Leicester penalty area that Schmeichel is only just able to beat away with a last-minute flap. Manchester United are getting closer to re-establishing their two goal lead...
    • 57'
      G Ander Herrera Assist R. Falcao
    • 57'
      Á. di María gave the assist.
    • 57'
      GOAL! And there it is! Manchester United keep the pressure firmly on the Leicester defence and are awarded with a second goal in as many games from Herrera. The hosts are unable to clear the danger and the ball finally falls to Di Maria, who fires in a shot from just outside the box that takes a def
    • 59'
      Last time Manchester United went two goals up, it only took Leicester a minute to hit the back of the net themselves. However, they look visibly tired after having to deal with a fantastic attacking performance from the visitors.
    • 61'
      Leicester win themselves a corner and Cambiasso sends a deep cross towards the back post. It finds Ulloa, who knocks the ball off what looks like Blackett's arm, resulting in cries for a penalty from the Argentine striker. Mark Clattenburg doesn't agree, however, and play continues.
    • 62'
      GOAL! Nugent steps up and fires a rocket of a shot that De Gea has no chance of saving. Leicester are right back in this game once again!
    • 62'
      PENALTY! Vardy skips past Rafael before being shoulder-barged to the ground by the Brazilian, and Mark Clattenburg immediately blows his whistle and points to the spot.
    • 64'
      G E. Cambiasso Assist R. Falcao
    • 64'
      The assist came from J. Vardy.
    • 64'
      GOAL! Leicester have equalised! Poor defending by Manchester United allows the ball to drop for Cambiasso, and the Argentine veteran fires in a fantastic strike from the edge of the penalty that flies past the outstretched left hand of De Gea and into the back of the net. Incredible!
    • 64'
      Leicester are pushing forward for another goal but, for now, the Manchester United defence are holding firm. What a fantastic game this has been!
    • 66'
      The Leicester fans are in fantastic voice, urging their side on as they push forward in search of a fourth goal. The Manchester United players and, in particular, Van Gaal look absolutely stunned.
    • 68'
      Falcao breaks away on a quick counter-attack but ends up tripping over the ball, gifting possession back to Leicester. The hosts then embark on a swift attack of their own but it's brought to an end by Blackett who is able to shepherd the ball out of play for a Manchester United throw-in near the co
    • 70'
      Great play by Leicester! Drinkwater sends a fantastic cross into the heart of the Manchester United penalty area that almost meets the head of De Laet, but Rafael is just about able to get a touch on the ball first to take it away from the Belgian.
    • 71'
      SI A. King SO R. Falcao
    • 71'
      E. Cambiasso is replaced with A. King.
    • 72'
      SI A. Januzaj SO R. Falcao
    • 72'
      A. Januzaj enters play, replacing R. Falcao.
    • 72'
      Cambiasso, who has played brilliantly from start to finish, is replaced by King and receives a standing ovation from the Leicester fans. Meanwhile, Januzaj comes on for Falcao for Manchester United.
    • 73'
      Herrera, put off by the sea of blue shirts in front of him, decides to fire an audacious shot from 30 yards out but it ends up flying well wide of the goal.
    • 75'
      SI M. James SO R. Falcao
    • 75'
      M. James enters play, replacing D. Nugent.
    • 75'
      Leicester make their second change of the day, with James, a former Manchester United player, coming on to replace Nugent.
    • 76'
      SI Mata SO R. Falcao
    • 76'
      Á. di María is replaced with Mata.
    • 76'
      Manchester United have now made all three of their substitutes, with Mata coming on to replace Di Maria as we enter the final 15 minutes of the match.
    • 76'
      What a shot by King! De Laet beats Di Maria before pulling the ball back to the Welshman, who chips the ball up before firing a wonderful volley that goes just wide of De Gea's far post.
    • 78'
      Manchester United have had the bulk of possession since Leicester scored their equalising goal 14 minutes ago, but they are still finding it extremely difficult to find a way through the Leicester back line.
    • 79'
      G J. Vardy Assist R. Falcao
    • 79'
      R. De Laet gave the assist.
    • 79'
      GOAL! Leicester complete an incredible comeback with a fourth goal that might just win them the game! De Laet dispossesses Mata before embarking on a marauding run down the right wing. He cuts inside before sending a fantastic cross into the path of Vardy, who is completely unmarked in front of goal
    • 81'
      The King Power Stadium is rocking! The Leicester fans are in fantastic voice, urging their team on to wrap up a wonderful game with a fifth goal. Manchester United, on the other hand, look distraught.
    • 83'
      W. Rooney receives a yellow card.
    • 83'
      T. Blackett receives a red card!
    • 83'
      GOAL! Ulloa fires the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net and Leicester are now 5-3 ahead. What a crazy game this has been!
    • 83'
      PENALTY! Things go from bad to worse for Manchester United, as Leicester are awarded another penalty after a clumsy challenge from behind by Blackett on Vardy. It's right in front of the goal, so the youngster is shown a straight red card by Mark Clattenburg.
    • 85'
      SI J. Schlupp SO R. Falcao
    • 85'
      J. Vardy is done for the day. J. Schlupp is his replacement.
    • 85'
      Even with a two-goal lead, Leicester are refusing to sit back and see out the victory. They continue to push forward, looking for a sixth goal.
    • 87'
      Leicester break away through James, who lays the ball off to Schlupp on the edge of the box. He turns around Smalling and unleashes a rocket of a shot that only just misses the far post.
    • 89'
      Manchester United are knocking a plethora of long balls forward in an attempt to somehow find a way back into this game, but the Leicester defence are easily able to deal with each one as they come flying over.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be six minutes of added time.
    • 90'
      Leicester regain possession in the middle of the pitch and break away on yet another quick counter-attack. Schlupp charges into the box with the ball and is just about to fire a shot on goal before Smalling is able to dive in and cut out the danger with a great tackle.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    northern ireland
    Brendan Rodgers
    norway
    Ole Gunnar Solskjær

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 11 8
    Yellow Cards 1 1
    Red Cards 0 1
    Offsides 0 0

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