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Man Utd 3 – 0 Leicester

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United beat Leicester Metropolis 3-0 at Previous Trafford to make this his most-prolific season ever and transfer Erik ten Hag’s facet inside three factors of second.

Rashford, who has now surpassed his earlier tally of twenty-two with 24 objectives, gave the hosts the lead towards the run of play within the first half after a powerful begin from Leicester earlier than doubling their benefit following a VAR intervention to overrule an offside.

Goalscorers Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho celebrate at Old Trafford
Goalscorers Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have fun at Previous Trafford

Leicester collapsed considerably within the second half and substitute Jadon Sancho added United’s third – enjoying in a brand new No 10 position after changing Alejandro Garnacho at half-time – as Ten Hag’s facet took full benefit of second-placed Man Metropolis drawing at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford celebrates with Wout Weghorst after doubling Manchester United's advantage over Leicester
Marcus Rashford celebrates with Wout Weghorst after doubling Manchester United’s benefit over Leicester

Marcel Sabitzer was lucky to not be despatched off for a excessive problem on Leicester defender Wout Faes on the finish of the primary half and United needed to depend on two big saves from goalkeeper David De Gea within the opening 20 minutes as they rode their luck below early strain from the Foxes, whose three-game profitable run involves an finish.

United have made Previous Trafford a fortress once more below Ten Hag, extending their unbeaten dwelling run to 17 video games, forward of the go to of Barcelona on Thursday for the second leg of their Europa League play-off sport with the scores finely poised at 2-2. They then face Newcastle three days later within the Carabao Cup ultimate at Wembley.

Participant rankings

Man Utd: De Gea (8), Dalot (7), Lindelof (7), Martinez (7), Shaw (7), Sabitzer (7), Fred (7), Fernandes (8), Weghorst (7), Garnacho (5), Rashford (9).

Subs: Sancho (8), McTominay (6), Wan-Bissaka (6), Elanga (6), Mainoo (6).

Leicester: Ward (5), Castagne (5), Souttar (5), Faes (4), Kristiansen (6), Dewsbury-Corridor (6), Mendy (6), Tete (7), Maddison (7), Barnes (7), Iheanach (6).

Subs: Tielemans (6), Soumare (6), Vardy (6), Praet (6).

Participant of the match: Marcus Rashford.

How Rashford broke scoring document towards Leicester

Leicester uncovered holes in United’s defence early on with Tete inflicting the hosts all method of issues down the right-hand facet. It might have been a distinct outcome had De Gea not produced two spectacular saves to disclaim Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho, equalling Peter Schmeichel’s document of 180 clear sheets for the membership.

Failure to capitalise on their dominance quickly price Leicester as Rashford discovered the again of the web for a fifth sport working with a robust effort at an angle. The 25-year-old had an enormous pocket of house to run onto Bruno Fernandes’ cross after Faes vacated his place and took full benefit, powering previous Danny Ward.

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Marcus Rashford continued his fantastic kind as he gave Manchester United the lead towards the run of play

United’s vulnerability defensively was plain to see however they’d a golden probability to double their lead earlier than the break just for right-back Diogo Dalot to spoon his effort extensive with an ungainly try from close-range after Fernandes’ low cross to the again submit.

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Marcus Rashford doubled Manchester United’s lead after intervention from the VAR

Bayern Munich loanee Sabitzer prevented any punishment for a foul deal with on Faes within the closing levels of the primary interval. Sky Sports activities pundit Graeme Souness mentioned on Tremendous Sunday: “I do not care what some referee who has by no means performed the sport needs to say. That could be a sending off. That’s harmful play.”

United asserted their authority within the second interval as they pushed for a second with Ten Hag bringing on Sancho in a central place behind the striker. The change quickly paid dividends as Rashford scored a second following a VAR intervention to overrule the preliminary offside resolution. He now has 16 objectives in 17 video games for the reason that World Cup.

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Sancho added a 3rd for Manchester United of their Premier League conflict with Leicester

Sancho, whose introduction into the center gave United a brand new lease of life, then acquired in on the act himself as he completed a slick transfer, assembly Fernandes’ low cross together with his left foot to place the sport out of sight for Leicester, who should settle with being 14th within the desk and 4 factors above the drop zone.

Rashford: I do not really feel like slowing down

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says he has no intention of slowing down as he continues his superb goalscoring run within the 3-0 win towards Leicester within the Premier League.

Manchester United ahead Rashford advised Sky Sports activities: “I do not really feel like slowing down and at all times need to enhance.

“It is nonetheless early within the season, we’re preventing for lots of various issues and we’ve one other large sport within the week to hopefully undergo to the subsequent spherical of the Europa League after which an enormous sport for us [with the Carabao Cup final].”

Requested concerning the Premier League title race, he added: “We’re shut however each groups in entrance of us are good groups and enjoying good soccer. We now have to simply concentrate on ourselves, do in addition to we are able to and hold choosing up factors.”

Man Utd’s upcoming fixtures

February 23: Barcelona (A) – Europa League knockout spherical play-off second leg, kick-off 8pm

February 26: Newcastle (Wembley) – EFL Cup ultimate, kick-off 4.30pm, reside on Sky Sports activities

March 1: West Ham (H) – FA Cup fifth spherical, kick-off 7.45pm

March 5: Liverpool (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm, reside on Sky Sports activities

March 11: Southampton (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

March 19: Brighton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 2pm

What’s next?

Manchester United‘s consideration now turns to their Europa League play-off second leg towards Barcelona, with the Spanish league leaders visiting Previous Trafford on Thursday; kick-off 8pm.

Erik ten Hag’s facet then tackle Newcastle United at Wembley within the Carabao Cup ultimate on Sunday, reside on Sky Sports activities; kick-off 4.30pm.

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Kick off 4:30pm

Leicester Metropolis are subsequent in motion on Saturday after they host Arsenal; kick-off 3pm. Brendan Rodgers’ facet then face an FA Cup tie at dwelling to Blackburn on Tuesday February 28; kick-off 7.30pm.



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