Rashford's first half penalty sinks Leicester at Old Trafford
Rashford's first half penalty sinks Leicester at Old Trafford
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Rashford's first half penalty sinks Leicester at Old Trafford

Manchester United held on to beat Leicester City 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to Marcus Rashford's first-half penalty on Saturday 14th. 

United bagged all the three points and a clean sheet, with the Foxes creating their own problem with the early penalty, given away by Soyuncu and converted by Rashford. 

Leicester had their chances, but it was a dogged performance from the host and a very, very welcome win as they move into fourth, leapfrogging Leicester. 

Penalty 

United were awarded a controversial penalty early in the game. The ball rolled into the area, Soyuncu got his body in the way of Rashford, and the forward went over him.  VAR has a quick look, but it was confirmed. Rashford stepped up to take it and he made no mistake. He went low, to the right and Schmeichel dived the wrong way. 

There were some big complaints about the penalty from Leicester, but it was a needless, sloppy challenge.  The Red Devils haven't been perfect from penalties this season, missing conversions against Palace and Wolves last month, but this was a spot-on start for Rashford.

Off the post 

United were awarded a freekick outside the penalty area with Rashford the man to take it. He hit the junction of the post and bar from fully 30 yards from the free-kick, slightly to the right as Schmeichel just stood and watched.

 

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