LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester has beaten Manchester United to a first defeat away within the English Premier League in nearly two years, thanks to a couple of the late goals scored by Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka in a thrilling 4-2 win on Saturday.
United had had a goal at the end of the second half with the fit Marcus Rashford, on as an extra for his debut game of the campaign after which Vardy scored in the space of the restart, firing a powerful shot that went into the corner at the top.
Daka scored his debut Premier League goal in stoppage time to secure United’s first defeat in the last 30 away matches in the top league which is a record run that goes back up to January 2020. This was the third loss in the United’s last five matches across any competition, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose defence was chaotic sometimes despite the captain Harry Maguire — a former Leicester player who made an unexpected comeback from an injury.
United was ahead in the 19th with Mason Greenwood’s long-range drive which sailed over the post but however, only the goalkeeper Youri Tielemans to make it 2-0 by slamming a stunning strike into the top edge after Maguire was ejected.
Caglar Soyuncu placed Leicester ahead in the opening minutes by scoring a the ball from close range, which sparked an ecstatic finale which was characterized by four goals in just 13 minutes.
United which is where Cristiano Ronaldo was the sole player in the game, has just one point in its three league matches having lost at home to Aston Villa 1-0 and drawing against Everton 1-1, each at home.