Man Utd 1, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

Nice to see that Brendan Rodgers follow our thought about playing Luke Thomas, as he is the only left footed alternative wide as flank or in a left back position available at the moment. Marc Albrighton had been moved to the left and James Maddison was given a bit of rest starting on the bench.

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Leicester came out lively against a Manchester United side said to be weakened and of course it was not their best eleven, but if you look at Leicester City, they were not either playing there best and strongest side, with Maddison left on the bench, Harvey Barnes and James Justin both injured and also missing Jonny Evans, probably the best player in recent time, so to “talk down” Man Utd in this games is a bit “out of order”.

Luke Thomas made the most out of his day as he got to start and that he after 10 minutes also scored with a fantastic finish, made it all for both the player and the team.

But after that great start, it was a bit of a nervous display from Leicester City being pushed backwards by a Manchester United team that had a great number of creative players in their line-up, and just five minutes they were level with a nice Mason Greenwood goal. Some questioned the involvement of Kasper Schmeichel, but TCF feel he was not to blame.

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1-1 after first half, made it an even affair, but we felt that Leicester City were the stronger side and a good feeling was established about second half. We all knew that James Maddison could come on and of course knowing that Man Utd also had their options.

The game waved back and forward, not many chances ending up in front of goal, and it was a bit of nerve all the time, with a bit of sloppiness from both sides, especially passes in the midfield area were missed a lot.

Then from a corner kick in the 66th minute Caglar Soyuncu jumped out everyone and a perfect hit header found the net as Leicester City took the lead, just fantastic and very enjoyable to see the team in the lead at Old Trafford for the second time in the game.

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Manchester United kept a bit of pressure and ironically Marcus Rashford was coming on, but missed his marking on Caglar Soyuncu, and the two other “big stars” Cavani and Hernandez also entered the field at that time, to get even, but the opposite happened.

Leicester City had their best player in Wilfred Ndidi this afternoon, working like a lion inside the engine room, ripping apart everything and everyone, and that was a key in the late minutes towards the end keeping it all safe and steady.

Jamie Vardy was also taken off and replaced with Hamza Choudhury in the later minutes and then to go a bit deeper and steady the ship defensively was the grand plan from Brendan Rodgers and this time he got rewarded doing his tactical changes in the best way possible.

Manchester United 1, Leicester City 2, Old Trafford, 11th of May 2021, not often we see that result in the papers, last time it happened was back on the 31st of January1998, then a 1-0 win, goalscorer Tony Cottee. This win also made it possible for Manchester City to celebrate as they became champions of England with this great Leicester City win.

  • Positives
    • Getting a grand result, a massive win, when it counted the most, just beautiful
    • Luke Thomas getting his well deserved goal, he is going places, great match
    • Caglar Soyuncu goal, so fantastic, Wesley Fofane just building confidence, great
    • Midfield workrate, fantastic, great to watch, hard battling warriors
    • Just a great performance and just happy for Brendan Rodgers, he is moving this club forward
  • Negatives:
    • Not much, counting it all up in the end
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Castagne 6, Soyuncu 8, Fofana 8, Albrighton 6, Tielemans 8, Ndidi 8, Iheanacho 6, Vardy 6, Thomas 8, Perez 6 Subs: Choudhury, Maddison
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wilfred Nididi

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 53 / 47
  • Corners: 3 / 4
  • Shots on target: 1 / 3
  • Fouls: 9 / 12

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