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Manchester United 2 - 1 Leicester City
Fri 10 August 2018 20:00 View team —Āomparison
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Game Report

Highlights

Manchester United kicked off the new Premier League season with a win but were made to sweat in the closing stages by a plucky Leicester City side. Paul Pogba gave United an early lead from the penalty spot but they struggled to put the game to bed until a late Luke Shaw goal looked to have sealed the points. However, Jamie Vardy made it a nervy finish at Old Trafford.

Detail

The new Premier League season kicked off with two previous winners. Pogba was a surprise starter for United having only just returned to training after a hugely successful World Cup but he had an immediate chance to hit the headlines again when Daniel Amartey used his arm to control the ball in the box. Pogba was coolness personified from the spot to open the scoring.

It was a disastrous start for Leicester but they managed to ride out the early storm and slowly started to make their mark on the game. Indeed, David de Gea became increasingly busy over the course of the first half, making excellent saves to deny Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison.

Jose Mourinho would've been pleased to have the lead but also would expect more from his players in the second half. However, much to his displeasure, the visitors continued to threaten an equaliser. Kelechi Iheanacho looked to be clean through but Eric Bailly raced back to stop him whilst the newly introduced Vardy forced another save from De Gea.

There was finally a sense of relief around Old Trafford when United got their second goal through an unlikely source. Shaw's first touch initially looked a poor one but he got a bit of luck and was able to finish it off well.

There was still time for Leicester to make the nerves jangle again amongst the home supporters. Vardy was eventually able to nod the ball in on the rebound after it had come back off the post. It proved to be just a consolation though.

Summary

It wasn't entirely convincing from Manchester United but they got the three points which was the most important thing to start the season. Mourinho is an expert at getting results even when his team aren't playing well but he'll be hoping the performances gradually improve. Leicester were very much in the game until the bitter end and can be proud of their display despite the defeat. Their new signings looked good which was another positive for Claude Puel who will hope to bounce back from this quickly.

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Round 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
Bournemouth - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Fulham - Crystal Palace 0 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Chelsea 0 - 3
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Everton 2 - 2
Liverpool - West Ham United 4 - 0
Southampton - Burnley 0 - 0
Arsenal - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 2
Cardiff City - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Everton - Southampton 2 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Fulham 3 - 1
West Ham United - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Chelsea - Arsenal 3 - 2
Burnley - Watford 1 - 3
Manchester City - Huddersfield Town 6 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Manchester United 3 - 2
Crystal Palace - Liverpool 0 - 2
Round 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester City 1 - 1
Arsenal - West Ham United 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Everton 2 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Cardiff City 0 - 0
Southampton - Leicester City 1 - 2
Liverpool - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Watford - Crystal Palace 2 - 1
Fulham - Burnley 4 - 2
Newcastle United - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester United - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3
Round 4
Leicester City - Liverpool 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Fulham 2 - 2
Chelsea - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Southampton 0 - 2
Everton - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
West Ham United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 1
Manchester City - Newcastle United 2 - 1
Cardiff City - Arsenal 2 - 3
Burnley - Manchester United 0 - 2
Watford - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Round 5
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 3 - 0
Bournemouth - Leicester City 4 - 2
Newcastle United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Crystal Palace 0 - 1
Chelsea - Cardiff City 4 - 1
Watford - Manchester United 1 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 0
Everton - West Ham United 1 - 3
Southampton - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 2
Round 6
Fulham - Watford 1 - 1
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Leicester City - Huddersfield Town 3 - 1
Cardiff City - Manchester City 0 - 5
Liverpool - Southampton 3 - 0
Burnley - Bournemouth 4 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
West Ham United - Chelsea 0 - 0
Arsenal - Everton 2 - 0
Round 7
West Ham United - Manchester United 3 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2
Arsenal - Watford 2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Southampton 2 - 0
Newcastle United - Leicester City 0 - 2
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Everton - Fulham 3 - 0
Chelsea - Liverpool 1 - 1
Cardiff City - Burnley 1 - 2
Bournemouth - Crystal Palace 2 - 1
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 0
Burnley - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 1
Watford - Bournemouth 0 - 4
Leicester City - Everton 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Manchester United - Newcastle United 3 - 2
Fulham - Arsenal 1 - 5
Southampton - Chelsea 0 - 3
Liverpool - Manchester City 0 - 0
Round 9
Chelsea - Manchester United 2 - 2
West Ham United - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 1
Bournemouth - Southampton 0 - 0
Cardiff City - Fulham 4 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford 0 - 2
Manchester City - Burnley 5 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Liverpool 0 - 1
Everton - Crystal Palace 2 - 0
Arsenal - Leicester City 3 - 1
Round 10
Brighton and Hove Albion - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Southampton - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Liverpool - Cardiff City 4 - 1
Fulham - Bournemouth 0 - 3
Watford - Huddersfield Town 3 - 0
Leicester City - West Ham United 1 - 1
Burnley - Chelsea 0 - 4
Crystal Palace - Arsenal 2 - 2
Manchester United - Everton 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 0 - 1
Round 11
Bournemouth - Manchester United 1 - 2
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 0
Everton - Brighton and Hove Albion 3 - 1
West Ham United - Burnley 4 - 2
Cardiff City - Leicester City 0 - 1
Arsenal - Liverpool 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Manchester City - Southampton 6 - 1
Chelsea - Crystal Palace 3 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Fulham 1 - 0
Round 12
Cardiff City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Southampton - Watford 1 - 1
Leicester City - Burnley 0 - 0
Huddersfield Town - West Ham United 1 - 1
Newcastle United - Bournemouth 2 - 1
Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Liverpool - Fulham 2 - 0
Chelsea - Everton 0 - 0
Manchester City - Manchester United 3 - 1
Arsenal - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Round 13
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 4
Everton - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Leicester City 1 - 1
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 0 - 0
Watford - Liverpool 0 - 3
Fulham - Southampton 3 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Huddersfield Town 0 - 2
Burnley - Newcastle United 1 - 2
Round 14
Cardiff City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1
Manchester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Crystal Palace - Burnley 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 2
Leicester City - Watford 2 - 0
Newcastle United - West Ham United 0 - 3
Southampton - Manchester United 2 - 2
Chelsea - Fulham 2 - 0
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 2
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Round 15
Bournemouth - Huddersfield Town 2 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Crystal Palace 3 - 1
West Ham United - Cardiff City 3 - 1
Watford - Manchester City 1 - 2
Burnley - Liverpool 1 - 3
Fulham - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 1
Everton - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Manchester United - Arsenal 2 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 1
Round 16
Bournemouth - Liverpool 0 - 4
Arsenal - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Burnley - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Cardiff City - Southampton 1 - 0
Manchester United - Fulham 4 - 1
West Ham United - Crystal Palace 3 - 2
Chelsea - Manchester City 2 - 0
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2
Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2
Everton - Watford 2 - 2
Round 17
Manchester City - Everton 3 - 1
Crystal Palace - Leicester City 1 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Burnley 1 - 0
Watford - Cardiff City 3 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Fulham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Chelsea 1 - 2
Southampton - Arsenal 3 - 2
Liverpool - Manchester United 3 - 1
Round 18
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Liverpool 0 - 2
Arsenal - Burnley 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 0 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Southampton 1 - 3
Manchester City - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Newcastle United - Fulham 0 - 0
West Ham United - Watford 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Manchester United 1 - 5
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 6
Round 19
Fulham - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Burnley - Everton 1 - 5
Crystal Palace - Cardiff City 0 - 0
Leicester City - Manchester City 2 - 1
Liverpool - Newcastle United 4 - 0
Manchester United - Huddersfield Town 3 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Bournemouth 5 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Arsenal 1 - 1
Watford - Chelsea 1 - 2
Southampton - West Ham United 1 - 2
Round 20
Watford - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 3
Fulham - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Leicester City - Cardiff City 0 - 1
Liverpool - Arsenal 5 - 1
Crystal Palace - Chelsea 0 - 1
Southampton - Manchester City 1 - 3
Burnley - West Ham United 2 - 0
Manchester United - Bournemouth 4 - 1
Round 21
Everton - Leicester City 0 - 1
Arsenal - Fulham 4 - 1
Cardiff City - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Crystal Palace 0 - 2
Chelsea - Southampton 0 - 0
Bournemouth - Watford 3 - 3
West Ham United - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Burnley 1 - 2
Newcastle United - Manchester United 0 - 2
Manchester City - Liverpool 2 - 1
Round 22
West Ham United - Arsenal 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Liverpool 0 - 1
Burnley - Fulham 2 - 1
Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Watford 1 - 2
Leicester City - Southampton 1 - 2
Chelsea - Newcastle United 2 - 1
Everton - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester United 0 - 1
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 0
Round 23
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Leicester City 4 - 3
Bournemouth - West Ham United 2 - 0
Liverpool - Crystal Palace 4 - 3
Manchester United - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Cardiff City 3 - 0
Southampton - Everton 2 - 1
Watford - Burnley 0 - 0
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Manchester City 0 - 3
Fulham - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
Round 24
Arsenal - Cardiff City 2 - 1
Fulham - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - West Ham United 3 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Everton 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 2 - 1
Manchester United - Burnley 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Chelsea 4 - 0
Southampton - Crystal Palace 1 - 1
Liverpool - Leicester City 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Watford 2 - 1
Round 25
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 3
Chelsea - Huddersfield Town 5 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Watford 0 - 0
Burnley - Southampton 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Fulham 2 - 0
Cardiff City - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Leicester City - Manchester United 0 - 1
Manchester City - Arsenal 3 - 1
West Ham United - Liverpool 1 - 1
Round 27
Everton - Manchester City 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Watford 1 - 5
West Ham United - Fulham 3 - 1
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Bournemouth - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Newcastle United - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Leicester City - Crystal Palace 1 - 4
Arsenal - Southampton 2 - 0
Manchester United - Liverpool 0 - 0
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion 3 - 0
Round 26
Fulham - Manchester United 0 - 3
Watford - Everton 1 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Arsenal 1 - 2
Southampton - Cardiff City 1 - 2
Crystal Palace - West Ham United 1 - 1
Liverpool - Bournemouth 3 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Leicester City 3 - 1
Manchester City - Chelsea 6 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Round 28
Cardiff City - Everton 0 - 3
Huddersfield Town - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Leicester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Burnley 2 - 0
Arsenal - Bournemouth 5 - 1
Southampton - Fulham 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Manchester United 1 - 3
Chelsea - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0
Liverpool - Watford 5 - 0
Manchester City - West Ham United 1 - 0
Round 29
Tottenham Hotspur - Arsenal 1 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 0 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Burnley - Crystal Palace 1 - 3
Manchester United - Southampton 3 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Cardiff City 2 - 0
West Ham United - Newcastle United 2 - 0
Watford - Leicester City 2 - 1
Fulham - Chelsea 1 - 2
Everton - Liverpool 0 - 0
Round 30
Crystal Palace - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 2
Cardiff City - West Ham United 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth 0 - 2
Leicester City - Fulham 3 - 1
Newcastle United - Everton 3 - 2
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Manchester City - Watford 3 - 1
Liverpool - Burnley 4 - 2
Chelsea - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Arsenal - Manchester United 2 - 0
Round 31
Bournemouth - Newcastle United 2 - 2
Burnley - Leicester City 1 - 2
West Ham United - Huddersfield Town 4 - 3
Fulham - Liverpool 1 - 2
Everton - Chelsea 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 2 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Cardiff City 0 - 2
Watford - Southampton 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Arsenal 3 - 1
Manchester United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 32
Fulham - Manchester City 0 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 1
Burnley - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Manchester United - Watford 2 - 1
West Ham United - Everton 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Arsenal - Newcastle United 2 - 0
Round 33
Watford - Fulham 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 2 - 1
Manchester City - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 3
Bournemouth - Burnley 1 - 3
Huddersfield Town - Leicester City 1 - 4
Newcastle United - Crystal Palace 0 - 1
Everton - Arsenal 1 - 0
Chelsea - West Ham United 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Round 34
Leicester City - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Huddersfield Town 4 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Bournemouth 0 - 5
Burnley - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Fulham - Everton 2 - 0
Southampton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1
Manchester United - West Ham United 2 - 1
Crystal Palace - Manchester City 1 - 3
Liverpool - Chelsea 2 - 0
Watford - Arsenal 0 - 1
Round 35
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0
Bournemouth - Fulham 0 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Watford 1 - 2
West Ham United - Leicester City 2 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Southampton 3 - 1
Everton - Manchester United 4 - 0
Arsenal - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Cardiff City - Liverpool 0 - 2
Chelsea - Burnley 2 - 2
Round 36
Liverpool - Huddersfield Town 5 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - West Ham United 0 - 1
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Fulham - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Southampton - Bournemouth 3 - 3
Watford - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Leicester City - Arsenal 3 - 0
Burnley - Manchester City 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 1
Round 37
Everton - Burnley 2 - 0
Bournemouth - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0
West Ham United - Southampton 3 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Fulham 1 - 0
Cardiff City - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Newcastle United - Liverpool 2 - 3
Chelsea - Watford 3 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Manchester United 1 - 1
Arsenal - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 1
Manchester City - Leicester City 1 - 0
Round 38
Brighton and Hove Albion - Manchester City 1 - 4
Burnley - Arsenal 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Bournemouth 5 - 3
Fulham - Newcastle United 0 - 4
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 0
Liverpool - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Manchester United - Cardiff City 0 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Everton 2 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 4