Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City

  • Marcus Rashford gave United the lead just three minutes after coming on as a substitute.
  • Romelu Lukaku had missed a penalty earlier in the second half as Mourinho's side struggled to find a breakthrough.
  • Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Lukaku.
  • Leicester City: Schmeichel, Maguire, Simpson, Morgan, Fuchs, Wilfred Ndidi, James, Mahrez, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.
Marcus Rashford
Getty Images

Full-time: Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City.

A comfortable win for United in the end. Goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini ensured the Red Devils maintained their perfect start to the campaign,

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial spurned opportunities, Romelu Lukaku missed a hatful of chances, but in the end it matters not. United go into the international break sitting pretty at the top of the table.

Marcus Rashford
Getty Images


Into stoppage time now, and United are still on the hunt for a third. An extended spell of possession fails to bring an opportunity, but it all matters very little as the points are sewn up.


Rashford bursts through a couple of challenges but is eventually upended by James, who earns a yellow card.

Pogba searches for Lukaku, but fails to reach him. Leicester's Gray surges up the pitch and wins a corner, but nothing comes of it.


United look for a third goal as Rashford plays through Matic, but the Serbian dawdles in possession and eventually sees the chance come to nothing.

United come again and force a corner, which fails to trouble the Foxes.


Lingard's well-timed run is not picked up by Maguire. He drifts into space, holds onto the ball and in the end fires the ball at Fellaini, who guides it past Schmeichel to surely seal the point for Manchester United.


GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City (Fellaini)


A bit of confusion in the United box as Bailly and Matic leave it to each other to clear. In the end the former does, with a rather acrobatic overhead kick.

United regroup and hit back - Valencia's hopeful ball almost unleashes Rashford, but the young forward was just beaten to the punch by Schmeichel.


Shakespeare makes his final Leicester change - Islam Slimani replaces Jamie Vardy.


Anthony Martial is the man to make way for Lingard. A positive display, but not a potent one.


Lukaku stands up Morgan and bears down on goal after chesting the ball down well. His effort is poor, though, blazing high into the stands.

Jesse Lingard about to come on, 15 minutes left to play.


Mourinho showing his pragmatic side - On comes Fellaini for Mkhitaryan.


Leicester's excellent defensive effort is spoiled. A seemingly scuffed corner founds its way to Rashford, who instinctively directed the ball past Schmeichel, who was caught out of position slightly.

Great response from Rashford after losing his place in the starting line-up - it took him just three minutes to make a telling impact.


GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Leicester City (Rashford)


Mourinho has rolled the dice - Marcus Rashford replaces Juan Mata.


Mahrez darts into the penalty area but is shepherded away from trouble by Jones.

A double change for Leicester - Andy King and Demarai Gray are introduced, with Okazaki and Albrighton making way.


Leicester have sparked into life after the penalty save and have started applying some pressure of their own.

De Gea has to save with his feet from Albrighton, who drove the ball low and across goal. Coming up to the hour mark, the score remains 0-0.



It was telegraphed from the Belgian. Schmeichel went early and guessed the right way. Lukaku denied his fifth goal for United for now.


Claims for a penalty early in the second half waved away by referee Oliver as Maguire grappled with Lukaku...

But he has seen fit to award a spot-kick against Simpson, who handled Martial's cross.

Lukaku has the ball in his hand. Will he open the scoring?


Second half about to start - who will draw first blood?

Shinji Okazaki and Paul Pogba
Getty Images


Half-time: Manchester United 0-0 Leicester City.

A host of chances had by the Red Devils but they have been unable to make the breakhthrough.

Vardy's pace has caused United one or two problems, but Mourinho's men will want to find their ruthless edge in the second half.


Five minutes until half-time. Manchester United dominating so far but the opening goal has not been forthcoming.

Leicester have showed glimpses of attacking intent, but United have had certainly had the lion's share of chances, with the most recent one being spurned by Lukaku, who heads wide from Blind's cross.


Leicester were on the attack but play has been stopped - Christian Fuchs is down with a head injury after taking an elbow from Valencia.


Pogba has not been afraid to shoot from distance today!

His sixth effort of the game just evades the right post. The Frenchman has been very much involved in proceedings so far but will be hoping for better end-product soon.


Claims for a United free-kick just outside the Leicester boss as Simpson and Jones collide, but referee Michael Oliver saw nothing untoward.

Mkhitaryan then found himself in space in the area but a vital touch from Maguire saw the ball go for a corner.