LEI 0-1 MAN UTD: Rashford lone goal makes the difference

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 03/02/2019

Marcus Rashford lone goal against Leicester City in the first half was enough for Manchester United to earn a vital three points against the Foxes in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Manchester United was off to a flying start with Marcos Rashford scoring the first goal in the 9th minute of the match despite losing a golden opportunity earlier that went over the bar.

James Maddison almost got the equaliser but his effort was denied by Luke Shaw just after some minute Leicester was trailed by a goal.

Manchester United created opportunities in the spaces left behind in Leicester City defence but they have been unable to add to the tally after the first goal.

Good play from Leicester gave space for Maddison to get a shot on target, Eric Bailey blocked a shot from Leicester attack to deny Leicester City a chance to get a goal.

Manchester United dominated the game but still unable to penetrate the defence as compared to the how they possess the ball.

Jamie Vardy was penalised with a yellow card for lurching an attack on Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in the 31st minute.

Leicester City began to compete shoulder to shoulder with Manchester United as they aim to get the equalising goal as Harry Maguire and former Manchester United defender Johnny Evans posed an aerial threat to Manchester United defence.

Nemanja Matic was penalised for pulling down a Leicester player with three minutes to end the first half.

Mendy was also booked for a hard tackle on Ander Herrera, both teams created an ended to end attacked in the last minute of first 45 minutes of the match.

Leicester City started the second strong with the home team bombarding Manchester United united with a lot of offensive play.

Manchester United began to get the flow of the game gradually as they absorb the pressure posed at them by the home team. Leicester City almost scored but a brilliant save from David de Gea in the 60th.

Alexis Sanchez was substituted for Antonio Martial in the 66th minute to add more fresh legs in the attack.

Leicester City pushed out to get a goal after Gray was substituted for Okazaki in the 73rd minute.

Another brilliant save from De Gea, Romelu Lukaku came in for Manchester United as Rashford was withdrawn with 13 minutes to go.

Shaw was shown a yellow card for fouling a Leicester player in a bid to stop Leicester City attacking move, Kelechi Iheanacho was thrown in to replace Mendy with six minutes remaining.

Manchester United won the game 1-0 with Rashord's effort since the first half.

With the victory, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer now has seven wins in eight games.