And it continues ! Manchester United logically signed, this Thursday at Leicester, a third victory in a row, thanks to a goal from Jadon Sancho at the conclusion of a smoothly conducted action (22nd). Hardly endangered by limited Foxes, the Reds Devils climb to fifth place in the table. Holder in central defense, Raphaël Varane produced a very solid performance while Cristiano Ronaldo, once again a substitute, almost scored a marvelous goal a few moments after coming on.
United struggles but continues
08/27/2022 At 1:23 PM
Nine seconds. This is the time it was enough for Manchester to score the only goal of this meeting. After a long clearance from Danny Ward, the Mancunians exploited the immense passivity of the local defense in four passes. On arrival, after a nice stint from Marcus Rashford, it was Jadon Sancho who shook the nets, after playing the Leicester goalkeeper. Powerless at the time, the latter did not have many opportunities to redeem himself. Although dominating in the first period, the Red Devils did not put it to use. Christian Eriksen took his chance twice but the Dane, who is still chasing his first goal with MU, failed to fit.
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CR7 very close to scoring a magnificent goal
After the break, Leicester finally got their heads above water. But only James Maddison allowed David De Gea to warm up the gloves, the Spaniard having had to fly to get a nice free kick from number 10 in his skylight. A rare flash in a long very dull second half. It was also necessary to wait for the 82nd minute to see Manchester show themselves to be dangerous, with an attempt out of frame from Marcus Rashford.
But it was above all Cristiano Ronaldo who was a few centimeters from doubling the bet. Still a substitute, the five-time Ballon d’Or, who came into play in the 68th minute, distinguished himself with an acrobatic scissor at the far post which did not go very far from the opposite side netting (83rd). At the very end of the match, the Portuguese however lost an easy ball at the entrance to the penalty area. On the counter, James Justin wasted an incredible opportunity to equalize by sending his shot into the stands of King Power Stadium.
This loss is the fourth in a row for Leicester, bottom of the championship. The Foxes had not known such a series since February 2017. At the time, Claudio Ranieri had ended up paying a high price by being thanked. Brendan Rogers may play big this weekend in a tough trip to Brighton. For Manchester United, up to fifth place, the march will be much higher on Sunday against Arsenal. It remains to be seen whether Erik ten Hag will change his starting lineup, unchanged for three games. Unqualified this Thursday evening, the Brazilian Antony, bought € 100 million from Ajax Amsterdam, will apply for a starting place. Like Casemiro, he simply appeared on the pitch on the hour mark against Leicester.
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