Man Utd 2 Leicester 0: Ndidi Goes 90, Iheanacho Benched, Subs Make The Difference

Published: August 26, 2017
 Man Utd 2 Leicester 0: Ndidi Goes 90, Iheanacho Benched, Subs Make The Difference Manchester United have nine points from a possible nine after three rounds in the English Premier League following a 2-0 win over a stubborn Leicester City side at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

The Red Devils' persistence paid off when they netted twice in the final 20 minutes through substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini.

Jose Mourinho's side were dominant from the beginning but the scoreboard was reading goalless heading into the interval, with France star Paul Pogba having several cracks at goal.

United's Juan Mata had the ball in the back of the net in the 18th minute but saw it chalked off for offside.

The home team were awarded a penalty six minutes out of intermission after Danny Simpson handled the ball in the box.

But goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made a terrific save to deny Romelu Lukaku, who would have become the first Manchester United player to score in hist first three consecutive Premier League games if he had converted his spot kick

Less than 200 seconds after coming off the bench, Rashford opened the scoring with an instinctive finish.

With 14 minutes left on the clock and the Foxes probing for an equalizer, Islam Slimani was preferred to Kelechi Iheanacho after he was introduced by manager Craig Shakespeare.

Fellaini deflated the opponents with Manchester United's second goal in the 82nd minute, after he deflected Jesse Lingard's shot on target.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will report for international duty with another 90 minutes under his belt.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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