|Jadon Sancho celebrates what proved to be the winner at the King Power Stadium on Thursday against Leicester City. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
Manchester United continued their resurgence with another win over troubled Leicester City on Thursday night to round off game week five of the English Premier League.
Eric Ten Hag named an unchanged side from the one that beat Southampton away, it’s the first time in a very long time that United would win back-to-back away games without conceding but they had moments they needed to defended deep against the Foxes.
Leicester began life without Wesley Fofana with Wilfred Ndidi in center back but named the trio of James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes in the starting line up despite all three being chased by Arsenal and Newcastle United.
United started well and eventually got the breakthrough off a well-tailored pass from Marcus Rashford to Jadon Sancho who was through on goal; the former Borussia Dortmund winger rounded the on-rushing goalkeeper and slotted into an empty net for his second goal of the season.
Leicester had chances to score, especially from set pieces but David De Gea was up to it and the defense stood firm as well. Joel Ward in the Leicester goal also denied United on a number of occasions but the 1-0 score line was enough to help United to fifth on the log but condemned Leicester to the bottom.
United again gave half an hour of football to Casemiro with Cristiano Ronaldo also seeing some minutes late on; the Portuguese super star couldn’t get a move away despite his efforts and will now settle for life under Ten Hag.
Next up for United is a home game against log leaders Arsenal on Sunday.