Manchester United vs Leicester City: EPL live scores, blog

127 Have your say

    Live Scores

    Scores updated each minute. REFRESH NOW

     

    Manchester United v Leicester City

    Old Trafford, 11 August, 2018

     
    Manchester United Full Time Leicester City
    2 1
    8 SHOTS 13
    6 SHOTS ON GOAL 4
    11 FOULS 7
    2 CORNERS 5
    4 OFFSIDES 2

    Match results:

    Manchester United have survived a fright at the end of the EPL opener, coming away with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

    United came out of the gates all guns blazing and won a penalty in just the third minute thanks to a handball. With Paul Pogba making no mistake at the spot, they took the early lead.

    Leicester then put together a strong half an hour, dominating the game, but were unable to score before the halftime break.

    After the break, it was the Red Devils back on top of the game and when Luke Shaw scored in the 83rd minute, the game looked beyond all reasonable doubt.

    A cross from Ricardo Pereira in the second minute of injury time which ended in a Jamie Vardy goal gave the visitors a brief flicker of hope, but with a final chance off a corner squandered, United survived to win the season opener.

    Final score
    Manchester United 2
    Leicester City 1

    Match preview:

    The new English Premier League season will open at Old Trafford, with Manchester United set to take on Leicester City. Join The Roar for liver scores and coverage from 5am (AEST).

    There has been plenty of doom and gloom surrounding the Red Devils heading into the new Premier League season.

    For such a big club, anything less than the championship doesn’t seem to be good enough.

    After becoming so accustomed to success under Sir Alex Ferguson, the last few years have been somewhat lean, and a quiet transfer window as well as some up and down pre-season results hasn’t helped the attitude of fans.

    While United did finish in second spot last year, they were a distant 19 points behind cross-town rivals Manchester City, and the season was decided with some weeks still to run.

    The Red Devils did make the FA Cup final, but that was about it as far as season achievements went for the proud club.

    The major problem heading into the opener for United is their World Cup players. The last of them, including Paul Pogba, only began pre-season training earlier this week after the summer break, putting plenty of stress on combinations.

    Alongside Ponga, Romelu Lukaku is likely to miss the opener with Alexis Sánchez and Juan Mata likely to join Marcus Rashford in attack.

    They will form a dangerous trio up front and put plenty of pressure on Leicester, who struggled defensively during the last Premier League season.

    Finishing in 11th spot – mid-table – wasn’t a terrible result for the side, but they will wonder what could have been after letting in 60 goals across the season.

    If they can sharpen their defence, they will stand a chance of making the Europa League qualification mark, but then, their attack will be under heavy stress this week.

    While they have lost Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, both Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire are in the same boat as Pogba and Lukaku – only returning to pre-season training in the days leading up to the first game.

    It means they could be unavailable, and with David De Gea in goals for the hosts, Leicester would have found it hard to crack them anyway.

    Prediction
    While United have their fair share of issues heading into the 2018-19 season, they still should be able to account for Leicester fairly comfortably at home.

    Manchester United 2 – Leicester City 0.

    Be sure to join The Roar for live coverage of the Premier League season opener from 5am (AEST) and don’t forget to add a comment in the section below.

    Live Score Updates

    Scores updated each minute. REFRESH NOW

    3' GOAL (PENALTY) - Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

    51' YELLOW CARD - Daniel Amartey (Leicester City)

    54' YELLOW CARD - Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (Manchester United)

    69' YELLOW CARD - Andreas Hugo Hoelgebaum Pereira (Manchester United)

    83' GOAL - Luke Shaw (Manchester United)

    92' GOAL - Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

    One of the mainstays of The Roar, Scott Pryde has written over 2000 articles covering everything from rugby league to basketball, from tennis to cricket. You can follow him on Twitter @sk_pryde.

    Have Your Say



    If not logged in, please enter your name and email before submitting your comment. Please review our comments policy before posting on the Roar.

    The Crowd Says (127)

    The Roar Live Blog: Latest comments displayed at the top of the page | Click here to jump to leave a comment

    • 12:19am
      kimkyonghawn said | 12:19am | ! Report

      good

    • Roar Guru

      7:00am
      Rick Disnick said | 7:00am | ! Report

      Average game. Job done though.

      3-points in the bank – that’s all that counts.

      Thanks for the call, Scott.

    • Roar Guru

      6:58am
      Scott Pryde said | 6:58am | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me here on The Roar for our live coverage of the 2018-19 EPL season as Manchester United beat Leicester City.

      Hopefully you enjoyed the call.

      I’ll be back at 2:10pm (AEST) this afternoon for AFL as the Gold Coast Suns host the Richmond Tigers. Be sure to keep it locked into The Roar for all the best from a huge Saturday of sport.

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      6:57am
      Scott Pryde said | 6:57am | ! Report

      Here is a reminder of all the remaining Matchday 1 EPL fixtures.

      Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur at St.James’ Park (Saturday, 9:30pm)
      Bournemouth vs Cardiff at Vitality Stadium (Sunday, 12am)
      Fulham vs Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage (Sunday, 12am)
      Huddersfield vs Chelsea at John Smith’s Stadium (Sunday, 12am)
      Watford vs Brighton at Vicarage Road (Sunday, 12am)
      Wolverhampton vs Everton at Molineux Stadium (Sunday, 2:30am)
      Liverpool vs West Ham at Anfield (Sunday, 10:30pm)
      Southampton vs Burnley at St.Mary’s Stadium (Sunday, 10:30pm)
      Arsenal vs Manchester City at Emirates Stadium (Monday, 1am)

      We will have live scores of Newcastle vs Tottenham, Huddersfield vs Chelsea and Liverpool vs West Ham and well as a live blog of Arsenal vs Manchester City.

    • Roar Guru

      6:55am
      Scott Pryde said | 6:55am | ! Report

      Thoughts on the game Roarers?

    • Roar Guru

      6:55am
      Scott Pryde said | 6:55am | ! Report

      FULLTIME

      Manchester United have survived a fright at the end of the EPL opener, coming away with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

      United came out of the gates all guns blazing and won a penalty in just the third minute thanks to a handball. With Paul Pogba making no mistake at the spot, they took the early lead.

      Leicester then put together a strong half an hour, dominating the game, but were unable to score before the halftime break.

      After the break, it was the Red Devils back on top of the game and when Luke Shaw scored in the 83rd minute, the game looked beyond all reasonable doubt.

      A cross from Ricardo Pereira in the second minute of injury time which ended in a Jamie Vardy goal gave the visitors a brief flicker of hope, but with a final chance off a corner squandered, United survive to win the season opener.

      Manchester United 2
      Leicester City 1

    • Roar Guru

      6:52am
      Scott Pryde said | 6:52am | ! Report

      FULLTIME
      The corner has actually found Schmeichel there by the looks of it. He fires the header, but it’s off to the right-hand side, just going behind.

      There will be no time for a restart with the referee calling for a halt to proceedings.

      Manchester United 2
      Leicester City 1

    Explore:
    , , , , , ,