United started brightly and should of scored after a minute. Fernandes clipped a wonderful ball in to Rashford but his header went over the bar. Great chance and he really should of scored!
Leicester’s pressing was unsettling United and after De Gea got his feet mixed up the home side nearly took the lead. Fred was the man who got back to save the day.
United have made a habit of going a goal down and coming back to win in recent weeks. But today they struck the first blow. United worked the ball in to the Leicester box and Fernandes helped it on to Rashford who slotted the ball in to the back of the net. Really cool finish, 1-0!
Leicester had every right to feel hard done by in going a goal down because they’d been the better side. But it didn’t take long for them to get level. Fernandes overplayed in the wrong area and Harvey Barnes made him pay. His fierce strike from outside the box whistled past De Gea and the home side had a deserved equalizer.
Once again United had gifted a goal to an opponent and Solskjaer didn’t look impressed. Leicester were getting a lot of joy down United’s right, the away side were really missing Wan-Bissaka. Half time arrived with the scores level.
Leicester wanted to play out from the back but on the hour mark they were nearly caught cold. Rashford raced through and it needed a fantastic save from Schmeichel to deny him.
Moments later Schmeichel was called into action again. Rashford and Fernandes were denied in the space of a few seconds.
United were really starting to turn the screw and now they had the added quality of Paul Pogba on the pitch. They needed to make the pressure pay because Leicester were still a huge threat down the other end.
Cavani had only been on the pitch four minutes when he helped his side take the lead. He found Fernandes with a smart through ball and the Portuguese beat Schmeichel with a composed finish to make it 2-1!
United had eleven minutes to hold on and if they could they’d move into second place. But all season they’ve given teams chances and Leicester would of had this in the back of their mind. The home side were knocking on the door but United were standing firm.
Then with five minutes remaining Leicester drew level! Perez’s low driven cross found Vardy and his first time effort deflected in off Tuanzebe. 2-2! The missed chances had come back to haunt United!
United had created the best chances but overall a draw was probably a fair result. Both sides had missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Liverpool.