In what was a game of two halves, Leicester City held their own to secure a draw against Manchester United at a rather sleepy Old Trafford.
The first half saw the two teams go at each other but without any pace or precision. The second half was more end-to-end, as both sides searched for a winner.
Manchester United seemed blunt throughout the game. They evidently missed the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo upfront, who apparently caught a flu-like disease while Edinson Cavani is still recovering from a muscle injury.
Ralf Ragnick, surprisingly, still decided to play with Paul Pogba as a false striker, while his usual wingers soldiered on the flanks.
However, it would be safe to say that United should be happy with the point, taking into consideration their performance against a struggling Leicester City side.
The first goal of the game came in the 63rd minute as James Maddison played an immaculate cross into the box with his weaker foot for Kelechi Iheanacho to get on the end of. The Nigerian guided it past David de Gea with a neat header to make it 1-0 for the visitors, who were the better team on the night.
Unfortunately for the men in blue, the lead only lasted for three minutes. Fred scored the equalizer after a tame attempt by Bruno Fernandes on goal was pushed into the Brazilian’s path by Kasper Schmeichel.
A controversial winning goal by the Foxes was eventually nullified by VAR in what seemed to be the right decision. Iheanacho’s foul in the box on Raphael Varane was spotted by the VAR. Maddison’s goal was disallowed, much to his disappointment after a heartfelt celebration with the away fans.
On that note, let’s take a look at the five talking points from the game.