Manchester United beat Leicester 2-0 in the Premier League

first_imgManchester United finished third in the season in the English Premier League. The Red Devils fulfilled their big goal – participation in the Champions League in September, after triumphing in the direct match against Leicester for the European quota with 2: 0. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side did not make their best visit to King Power Stadium, but took the required three points after a goal from a penalty by Bruno Fernandes and a goal by Lingard deep in added time.The hosts needed a mandatory victory, but this afternoon they created too few situations for David De Gea. The cleanest of them opened in front of Jamie Vardy at the beginning of the second half, but the ball found only the door assembly. In the end, the main defender of the “blues” Johnny Evans received a red card. Source: GettyImages Thus, the “foxes” of Brendan Rodgers will have to settle for a place in the second strongest tournament, the Europa League. Chelsea will finish below №4 in the final standings.The guests started extremely ambitious, and the effect of their actions could have been in the second minute. Pogba played very cleverly for Anthony Martial, and then the Frenchman was knocked down in the penalty area by the clumsy Wes Morgan. If there was no ambush, it would be very likely that a penalty would be awarded by Judge Martin Atkinson.There was a controversial situation at the other end of the field, where Iheanacho was knocked down in the field of United by Pogba, but there was no signal for an 11-meter penalty kick. Source: GettyImagesThe first real danger of “King Power Stadium” was registered in the 14th minute. United’s Nemanja Matic made a mistake in front of his penalty area, allowing Leicester to deploy a quick counter. It was completed with a shot from Ndidi’s rainbow, but the ball went just above the top beam of De Gea.Leicester created a lightning counterattack in the 24th minute, when the “foxes” had a numerical advantage slightly over the opponent’s penalty area. In a three-on-two situation, Kelechi Iheanacho was too busy and instead of combining with Vardi in time, the Nigerian shot weakly and did not bother the insecure De Gea. Source: GettyImagesOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s team reached a goal in the 31st minute, but it was correctly canceled due to an ambush. Paul Pogba sent a famous pass to Fernandes, but the Portuguese hurried to start before playing the goal of his French colleague.Shortly before the break, an excellent opportunity opened up for one of United’s leaders, Marcus Rashford. The star took advantage of a moment of inattention on the part of the “blue” defense and adjusted the ball to his comfortable right foot. However, accuracy betrayed him and sent his shot at a safe distance for Schmeichel.Definitely the “red devils” raised the quality of their performance in the final chords of the part. Marcus Rashford missed the goal for the second time. This time the player with №10 took advantage of a melee at a corner in the field of Leicester and shot. Schmeichel showed composure at the decisive moment and reflected with skill. Source: GettyImagesLeicester could be seen very close to the opening goal in the 59th minute, but luck again covered their opponent. Tillemans crosses the ball. Despite his awkward position, Jamie Vardy managed to play with his head, and the ball landed on the joint of De Gea and then went out.Manchester United waited for their moment in the 69th minute. The Red Devils stole a ball in the center, after which Greenwood released a pass for Martial. The Frenchman advanced with a ball in his leg, but was subjected to a double violation by both Evans and Wes Morgan. Referee Atkinson was adamant and pointed to the penalty. Bruno Fernandes took on the responsible task, beating Schmeichel 0: 1 in his traditional style.David De Gea responded appropriately to his critics in the 75th minute. The Spanish goalkeeper created a magical save in a shot by Harvey Barnes, thus preserving the leadership of the “red devils” a quarter of an hour before the end. Source: GettyImagesVisibly upset by the turn of events, Johnny Evans of Leicester lost his temper and created a gamen foul against Scott McTominey in the sequel. His actions were for a direct red card and it was a miracle that the injured Scotsman could continue the match.Totally disillusioned, the alumni of Brendan Rodgers made a stupid mistake, which shaped the final score 0: 2. Kapser Schmeichel decided to feint Jesse Lingard just outside his penalty area. The Dane failed with a bang and so for the player with №14 remained the easiest and threw the ball into the net. Thus, Leicester will have to settle for participation in LE next year, while United returns with fanfare to the Champions League. Source: GettyImageslast_img