As it happened: Manchester United 1-2 Leicester City


20:212 months ago

That's it from us!

That's all we have time for as Leicester make strides towards a top four place while Man City are crowned as champions once again.

Be sure to check out our post-match coverage, as well as out build up to two huge games for both United and Leicester.

Thanks for joining us!

20:182 months ago

Up next for both sides

United a back in action very soon as they play Liverpool in two days, while Leicester have the small matter of the FA Cup final against Champions League finalists Chelsea to contend with next.
20:152 months ago

Leicester win the league... for Man City

It looked guaranteed for a long time, but Leicester's win at Old Trafford means that Man City are crowned as champions once again.

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20:082 months ago

Two Leicester heroes

The two Leicester scorers celebrate as their goals edge their side closer to a Champions League return.

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20:022 months ago

Story of the match

The scoring was opened in emphatic style through a Luke Thomas volley that arrowed into the top corner, before Mason Greenwood levelled soon after by sliding the ball past Schmeichel.

Neither side showed much quality in the first half as attempts were limited and passing was sloppy, with the score staying at 1-1 at the break.

Leicester came out after the break much the better side and started to create chances with sharp passing and relentless pressing.

Despite all of this, their goal came from a corner as Caglar Soyuncu smashed the ball home with a powerful header to put his side back in front.

United only showed attacking intent in the final few minutes as Leicester sat back to defend their lead but did not do enough to truly test Schmeichel in goal.

This meant that Leicester claimed a massive three points in the fight for a top four place while also winning the title for Manchester City as United can no longer catch their city rivals.

19:542 months ago

Full time! Man Utd 1-2 Leicester

A huge, huge three points for Leicester as they see out the game to beat Man United 2-1.
19:492 months ago

Man Utd 1-2 Leicester

89' Rashord has a near free header but could not direct it on target as the seconds tick on.

A big few minutes for Leicester as three are added on for additional time.

19:432 months ago

Man Utd 1-2 Leicester

83' Leicester are sitting back and that invites pressure from United.

The home side attack and the ball comes out to Fernandes but he slices his shot and fails to hit the target.

19:382 months ago

Man Utd 1-2 Leicester

79' Choudhury comes on for Vardy as Leicester look to see the game out.
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Man Utd 1-2 Leicester

77' Maddison picks the ball up in a dangerous position but could not direct his shot on goal.

Fernandes comes on for Amad in United's final change.

19:322 months ago

Man Utd 1-2 Leicester

72' It should have been three!

Iheanacho stands the ball up to the back post towards Vardy who then heads the ball back across goal for Tielemans.

The Belgian could not quite reach the ball as it trickles just wide, with Tielemans colliding with the post in the process.

Luckily he is ok but unluckily for Leicester, they are not further in front.

19:312 months ago

Man Utd 1-2 Leicester

71' The pitch opens up for Tielemans to run through and pull the trigger but Tuanzebe does well to block the shot in what has been a good display from the centre back.
19:262 months ago

GOAL! Man Utd 1-2 Leicester


The big centre back smashes the ball home from a corner with a thunderous header, eclipsing Matic in the air.

What a time to get your first goal of the season and what a big goal that may turn out to be for Leicester!

19:242 months ago

Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

64' Maddison comes on in place of Perez who has been quiet this game.

Cavani and Rashford come on for United for Elanga and Greenwood. 

19:182 months ago

Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

58' Tielemans feeds through Iheanacho but de Gea stands big to deny the striker from a tight angle.

Better from the Foxes.

19:162 months ago

Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

57' Leicester are enjoying possession and passing the ball around nicely but they are missing that cutting edge to carve out chances.
19:132 months ago

Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

53' Telles whips in a dangerous ball from a set piece but Castagne does well to clear.
19:052 months ago

Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

45' The Foxes attack early and find Iheanacho in the box but his shot is blocked for a corner which again, comes to nothing.

Leicester just can't get the ball over the first man.

19:032 months ago

Second half!

We're back underway! 

Can anyone find the winner?

18:582 months ago

Goal-getting Greenwood

The young United forward has hit top form in the closing stages of the season and that has continued with his goal tonight.

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18:562 months ago

Top corner from Thomas

A dream first league goal for Thomas, but there is still work to be done for the Foxes.

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18:492 months ago

Half time: Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

The ball strikes the wall and the half time whistle sounds.

Leicester got themselves off to the best possible start with a superb first league goal for Luke Thomas, but United replied quickly through a clinical Mason Greenwood finish into the bottom corner.

Other than that, the game has been a cagey affair that has lacked in quality, with Leicester especially looking a little nervy at times.

A big improvement in quality is needed for the second half, with Maddison and Fernandes both waiting in the wings for either side.

18:472 months ago

Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

45' Leicester win a freekick in a dangerous area and Tielemans looks to be the one to strike it.
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Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

40' Leicester are pressing higher up the pitch in a bid to finish the first half well but the game as a whole has just lacked any sort of quality apart from the two finishes.
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Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

27' A wayward Tielemans cross nearly dips under the bar but de Gea was there to tip it over.

The resulting corner comes to nothing.

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Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

20' United are growing into this game a lot more since the goal and have been bossing possession.

Leicester look a little nervy.

18:162 months ago

Goal! Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

15' The first time United go forward and they equalise through a pinpoint Greenwood finish.

Game on!

18:122 months ago

GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Leicester


Tielemans recieves the ball on the wing and crosses the ball towards the onrushing Luke Thomas who volleys the ball into the top corner of the net.

A first Premier League goal for Thomas and what a goal it was!

18:092 months ago

Man Utd 0-0 Leicester

7' Leicester break after winning the ball back and Albrighton sends in a deflected cross.

Vardy runs onto the ball and tries a delicate flick but could not connect with it. 

Promising from the Foxes.

18:072 months ago

Man Utd 0-0 Leicester

5' Leicester earn the first corner of the game but Telles defends well and takes a knock to the head for his troubles.

He is ok to continue after consulting with the medical team.

18:002 months ago

Kick off!

We're underway!
17:562 months ago

The teams are out

Both sides make their way out onto the pitch with kickoff quickly approaching.
17:492 months ago

Fofana back to his best tonight?

It has been a tough run of fixtures for Fofana, who has performed below the high standard that he has set for himself this season, but will he bounce back tonight?

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17:472 months ago

Made to pay for changes?

With big guns such as Rashford and Fernandes on the bench, will United's team have enough to beat Leicester?

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17:382 months ago

Thoughts for the match

With Man Utd only retaining one player in their starting lineup, Leicester will be the favourites for the match as they start one of their strongest possible teams.

Maddison and Ricardo's absence comes with the pair still aiming to get to full fitness and may have been decided with the FA Cup in mind.

Despite the changes, United will still pose a threat with the pace of Greenwood and Diallo in behind and the creativity of van de Beek and and Mata in midfield, meaning the back three and Ndidi must still play at the top of their game in order to nulify the danger. 

17:042 months ago

Leicester starting 11

Here is how Leicester shape up as Maddison and Ricardo make way for Perez and Thomas:
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Man Utd starting 11

Here is the United starting 11 as Solskjaer makes ten changes:
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Follow us!

Team news will be released at 17:00, an hour before kick off, which is when this blog will resume.

Until then, why not check out our pre-match coverage to get you prepped for the huge match ahead?

See you then!

19:453 months ago

How to watch

The match will be broadcast on BT Sport for those of you with a subscription but if not, you can find everything you'll need right here as well will keep you up to date throughout the match on this very blog!
19:403 months ago

Rodgers on Evans

It was a big blow to lose Evans when they did, with Leicester's defence seemingly crumbling against Newcastle.

Rodgers spoke about Evans during his press conference and offered some promising news going forward.

"We've been managing him over the last couple of weeks and he's come through really well.

"He was in a lot of pain [last Thursday] and woke up [on Friday] feeling better. In the warm-up, just as he was coming in before kick-off, he felt discomfort.

"Jonny's a real warrior so you know if he's not able to at least give it a go, then he's really suffering. We'll just have to see how he is and what his availability is going forward."

19:353 months ago

Solskjaer on playing youngsters

During his pre-match press conference, the United boss made stated that he will promote youth players to his starting lineup in a bid to save his squad from injuries in the tight schedule.

"We will sit down with the sports scientists today, we can have a theoretical team now but we’ll have to see how they react when they come in tomorrow and on Tuesday morning and then pick a team Tuesday afternoon.

"They (young players) are in contention, yeah, definitely. They’re in the first-team squad, they’re training with us every day, so I would think that some of the young boys will get an appearance, definitely."

19:303 months ago

Leicester team news

Brendan Rodgers may consider making changes to his side in the build up to the FA Cup final but will still have to start as strong of a side as possible with a top four place on the line.

The Northern Irishman will be without his countryman as Jonny Evans is expected to miss out due to his heel problem that resulted in a late withdrawal from the Newcastle clash.

19:253 months ago

Man United team news

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer faces a selection dilema as he must contend with a tightly packed schedule that was not helped by the rearranged fixture with Liverpool.

Due to this, the Norwegian is expected to make changes to his starting lineup but one enforced change comes in the shape of Harry Maguire who will miss a league match for the first time in a United shirt due to an ankle injury.

19:203 months ago

Last meeting between the sides

Leicester will be hoping for a repeat of the last result as they ran out 3-1 winners in the FA Cup quarter final.

Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring after he pounced on a defensive mistake but Mason Greenwood's left-footed strike levelled the score before half time.

Youri Tielemans put the hosts back in front shortly after the resumption of the match with a pinpoint finish into the bottom corner, before Iheanacho put the game to bed and with a header at the back post from a corner to set up a semi final clash with Southampton.

19:153 months ago

Season reaches crunch time

For the second consecutive season, United and Leicester meet at the end of the season with it all to play for in terms of a top four place.

The Foxes' push for Champions League has somewhat halted over the past couple of games due to disappointing results against Southampton and Newcastle United, while the Red Devils, fresh from making it to the Europa League final, came back to defeat Aston Villa top put themselves on the brink of a top four finish.

The emphasis will be on the away side to take the game to United as the points on offer are greatly needed but that opens up the possibility of counter attacks, something that the Leicester defence struggled with against the Magpies last time out.

19:103 months ago


Hello everyone and welcome to VAVEL's live coverage as Manchester United and Leicester City battle it out with European spots on the line.

Can Leicester take a giant leap towards Champions League qualification or will Man United halt the title celebrations of their neighbours?

Kick of is due at 18:00 at Old Trafford.