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    Leicester 0 - 3 Man United


    Reigning champions Leicester suffered another defeat as the possibility of relegation intensified following a demolition job by Manchester United.

    The first half was a timid game for the most part, with neither team really creating anything. But the breakthrough came just before half time, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan ran through and slotted the visitors in front. 

    And only 88 seconds later it was 2-0, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first time drive was too much for Kasper Schmeichel as United assumed firm control of the game.

    After the break Leicester made changes but they did nothing to change the outcome, and only 4 minutes had passed when Juan Mata was superbly played in by man of the match Mkhitaryan and slotted the third, much to the disgust of the home fans who felt the Spaniard should have been sent off for a poor challenge on Jamie Vardy in the first half.

    In truth though, with or without Mata, Leicester were shocking and their only glimmer of hope came through some bright runs from winger Damairi Gray, but David De Gea had one of the easiest 90 minutes of his career as United moved to within two points of the Champions League places.



    The defeated and intense atmosphere in the King Power is a far cry from a year ago, when Claudio Raneiri's produced a spectacular display at the Etihad stadium to beat rivals Man City 3-1 and go five points clear at the top, and of course went on to win the title. (Huth celebrating his second goal that day, above)

    Now, they were the ones brushed aside and sit only a point above the drop zone, with a must win away to relegation rivals Swansea next week, where another loss and results elsewhere could see the champions in the bottom three and in serious danger of being the first defending champions to be relegated since 1938.

    MAN OF THE MATCH - Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United)

    The Armenian changed the game when moved into the no.10 role, proving to be a constant threat and took the opening goal well. He could have scored another and his timing to assist Juan Mata for the third was outstanding.

    LEICESTER: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Mahrez, Okazaki (Gray 45), Musa (King 45), Vardy

    MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo (Blind 45), Mata (Felliani 77), Herrera, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Rashford (Young 83), Ibrahimovic


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