Man Utd 1, Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Leicester had a better group to chose from and Brendan Rodgers decided to play both Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana from start and it was a good pick as the two played brilliantly together and really made the central defense cemented.

Brendan Rodgers had no other big surprises and hopefully players will be able to keep fit for the rest of the season with games of great imprtance coming up.

First half was a bit of a even affair really, Man Utd coming closest but again Kasper Schmeichel showed great form and saved the shot from close distant.

Man Utd without Ronaldo or Cavani is a team lacking that striking ability and playing Bruno Fernandes up front might not be the ideal way of dealing with a game-plan.

2nd half was a bit more active as Leicester managed to play and press Man Utd back and when James Maddison found Kelechi Iheanacho after 63 minutes and the Nigerian international scored from his header we all hoped for a new miracle win at Old Trafford.

Then to see Brendan Rodgers making a chance in defense just seconds after taking off Jonny Evans and bringing in Daniel Amartey we all just thought, why take of the best player on the field, is he injured again?, he could nicely have done the full game and probably the result would have come out differently.

This is again one of those fatal mistakes Brendan Rodgers does during games as he plans to make a chance for the better instead the opposite appear and just 3 minutes after this chance Man Utd had equalized, with mistakes done in organization and positioning.

Leicester did push on and James Maddison scored from a Kelechi Iheanacho assist, but it was correctly disallowed, Kelechi tackling wrongly and despite that fantastic goal, it was fear for Man Utd in that situation.

For the rest of the game and until the end it was just a forward and back situation with the two teams having a bit of a struggle to convert anything.

Looking at the game in perspective and having said we would managed a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, it would have been a good result, today Leicester could have taken home all three, and it would have been deserved.

Leicester will be up against PSV next in the quarter finals of the Europa Conference and then next in Premier League is Crystal Palace. Exciting games to look forward to as we goes into the finals of the season.

  • Positives
    • A good performance from Leicester, especially for 60 minutes it looked really good
    • James Maddison was splended today and would have been fantastic if his goal had stood
    • Something to build from, should boost confidence
    • Fofana and Evans both looked back to their best
  • Negatives:
    • A blunder to take off Jonny Evans, a game changer in a negative way

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Justin 6, Evans 8, Fofana 8, Castagne 6, Mendy 6, Tielemans 6, Dewsbury-Hall 5, Iheanacho 6, Barnes 6, Maddison 8 Subs: Daka, Choudhury, Amartey

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 54 / 46
  • Corners: 6 / 5
  • Shots on target: 11 / 11
  • Fouls: 13 / 6

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