England - Premier League

45' Bruno Fernandes 45' Yellow Card 45'  Bruno Fernandes 54' J. Maddison 54' Yellow Card 54'  J. Maddison 89' W. Ndidi 89' Yellow Card 89'  W. Ndidi 23' M. Rashford 23' Goal 23'   Rashford M. Rashford 31' H. Barnes 31' Goal 31'   Barnes H. Barnes 79' Bruno Fernandes 79' Goal 79'   Fernandes Bruno Fernandes 85' J. Vardy 85' Goal 85'   Vardy J. Vardy
Leicester City

Leicester City

2 - 2

Manchester United

Manchester United

  • 23'
    0 - 1
  • 31
    1 - 1
  • HT
    1 - 1
  • 79'
    1 - 2
  • 85
    2 - 2
  • Date: 26/12/2020
  • Time: 12:30
  • Venue: King Power Stadium
  • Referee: Mike Dean
Leicester City v Manchester United - Preview

Date published: 12/26/2020 7:47:03 AM

Leicester City v Manchester United - Preview

Jamie Vardy set to shake off groin problem in time to face Manchester United

Jamie Vardy will be fit to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Boxing Day after coming off with a minor groin problem in Leicester’s win at Tottenham.

Caglar Soyuncu is touch and go with a groin injury, although if he misses out on Saturday he is likely to be available for Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Ricardo Pereira remains out with his own groin issue after picking it up during his comeback from a serious knee injury.

United will check on the fitness of Scott McTominay and Aaron Wan-Bissaka ahead of the trip to the King Power Stadium.

Midfielder McTominay also suffered a groin injury in United’s win over Leeds last weekend – in which he scored twice – while right-back Wan-Bissaka missed the midweek game at Everton with a knock.

Defenders Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo remain long-term absentees.

Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu, Morgan, Fuchs, Castagne, Thomas, Gray, Tielemans, Amartey, Ndidi, Choudhury, Praet, Maddison, Albrighton, Mendy, Under, Barnes, Vardy, Iheanacho, Slimani, Perez.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Henderson, Shaw, Telles, Maguire, Lindelof, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Wan-Bissaka, Fosu-Mensah, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Van De Beek, James, Pogba, Mata, Matic, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Cavani, Greenwood.

 

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 15
  • King Power Stadium
  • Mike Dean
  • 26 Dec, 12:30

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Lineups

Leicester City
(4-2-3-1)
Manchester United
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. K. Schmeichel

  • 27. T. Castagne

  • 3. W. Fofana

  • 2. J. Justin

  • 6. J. Evans

  • 11. M. Albrighton

    81'
  • 10. J. Maddison Yellow Card

  • 8. Y. Tielemans

  • 15. H. Barnes Goal

  • 25. W. Ndidi Yellow Card

  • 9. J. Vardy Goal

Substitutes

  • 12. D. Ward

  • 28. C. Fuchs

  • 18. D. Amartey

  • 33. L. Thomas

  • 24. N. Mendy

  • 26. D. Praet

  • 20. H. Choudhury

  • 14. K. Iheanacho

  • 17. Ayoze Pérez

    81'
  • 1. David de Gea

  • 23. L. Shaw

  • 3. E. Bailly

  • 5. H. Maguire

  • 2. V. Lindelöf

    66'
  • 17. Fred

  • 21. D. James

    54'
  • 18. Bruno Fernandes Goal Yellow Card

  • 39. S. McTominay

  • 9. A. Martial

    75'
  • 10. M. Rashford Goal

Substitutes

  • 26. D. Henderson

  • 27. Alex Telles

  • 38. A. Tuanzebe

    66'
  • 14. J. Lingard

  • 6. P. Pogba

    54'
  • 34. D. van de Beek

  • 31. N. Matić

  • 7. E. Cavani

    75'
  • 11. M. Greenwood

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Manchester United vs Leicester City

There is a 22.3% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Leicester City, at 47.0%, are heavy favorites to beat Manchester United who have a 30.8% chance.
In simulation wins, Manchester United upsets Leicester City by averaging 10.6 shots and 5.6 shots on goal.
They average 2.8 goals in simulated victories vs just 1.0 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Leicester City 2.1 to Manchester United 1.7.

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    Leicester City 2 - 2 Manchester United - Match Report

    Date published: 12/27/2020 8:58:38 AM

    Late own goal earns Leicester a point against Manchester United

    Axel Tuanzebe was the unlucky man.

    Jamie Vardy forced a late leveller to rescue a point for Leicester and deny Manchester United what would have been an impressive win.

    The striker thought he was leaving the field with an 85th-minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw after Bruno Fernandes’ goal looked to have won it for the visitors, but it was quickly deemed United defender Axel Tuanzebe’s deflection was the pivotal touch.

    Marcus Rashford’s opener, his 50th in the Premier League, had earlier been cancelled out by Harvey Barnes.

    United missed the chance to leapfrog the Foxes - who drew in the league for the first time this season - and remain a point behind their hosts.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side stretched their unbeaten top-flight run to eight games but a draw does little to help their quest to chase down leaders Liverpool, who are three points ahead of Leicester.

    Both teams can now be overhauled by Chelsea and Everton if they win their games later on Boxing Day.

    United’s 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium in the final game of last season ended the Foxes’ Champions League hopes.

    They dropped out of the top four that day, as United took the final spot, but there has been no hangover for Brendan Rodgers’ side as they maintain a title challenge.

    Yet their home form - losing four - had been their Achilles heel this season and they were almost punished after 71 seconds when Rashford missed a golden chance.

    Patient build-up ended with Fernandes crossing for Rashford but he planted an unmarked header over from six yards.

    It was an awful miss and United nearly paid the price a minute later when Vardy knocked Marc Albrighton’s cross over.

    An entertaining opening continued and the visitors survived a let-off when David De Gea and Harry Maguire made a mess of things before Eric Bailly hacked Albrighton’s centre away.

    Slowly, Leicester appeared to settled and started to control the ball only for Rashford to atone for his horror miss after 23 minutes.

    After intricate play on the left Fernandes poked Daniel James’ ball forward for Rashford, who had run off the back of James Justin, to coolly find the bottom corner.

    Yet, the lead lasted just eight minutes when a rare mistake from Fernandes allowed Wilfred Ndidi to rob him and James Maddison then found Barnes to rifle in from 20 yards.

    There was little to separate the sides during a lively first half, although Fernandes glanced Luke Shaw’s free kick over, and United began the second on the front foot.

    Wesley Fofana had to be alert to halt James’ break and a superb Kasper Schmeichel save denied Rashford a second after Fred slipped him clear on the hour.

    Anthony Martial also had a goal rightly ruled out for offside as United’s intensity grew and the Foxes struggled to make inroads.

    Maguire headed over against his former club but the visitors found the goal they had threatened with 11 minutes left.

    Edinson Cavani had made a positive impact since replacing Martial and his driving run ended when he played Fernandes through to finish low past Schmeichel.

    But the Foxes hit back again with five minutes remaining when Vardy swept in Ayoze Perez’s cross, via the deflection off Tuanzebe, to earn a point.

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