Talking points for Man United v Leicester


The two goals were the only shots, on or off target, in the first half and both were stunning finishes. More efforts on goal arrived in the second period, with Leicester starting to apply pressure in search of a vital goal. David De Gea was forced to make a good stop to keep out Kelechi Iheanacho just before the hour mark before Soyuncy headed in a Marc Albrighton corner. Substitute Bruno Fernandes managed a rare attempt for the hosts but it sliced wide late on.


Soyuncu’s winner earned the visitors their first win here since 1998 and, of course, means we can no longer catch Manchester City at the summit. The fact this game has ended up being the one that mathematically decided the title with Old Trafford deciding the outcome of the trophy on the sixth occasion in the competition’s history. United will still strive to finish second, with three games to go, starting in two days’ time against Liverpool. Make no mistake, this was a huge win for Brendan Rodgers’s side to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, with Liverpool under more pressure heading into Thursday’s clash.


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