Jadon Sancho on Target as Manchester United Grabs Third Consecutive Win Over Struggling Leicester City

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Manchester United recorded a third consecutive Premier League win under Erik Ten Hag as Jadon Sancho scored to give the Red Devils a crucial 1-0 win over a struggling Leicester City. After two opening defeats, Erik Ten Hag is gradually recreating his Eredivisie triumph in the Premier League.

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Man United grabs third successive Premier League win

Leicester City XI: Ward, Justin, Evans, Thomas, Ndidi, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Soumaré, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Martinez, Fernandes, Rashford, Malacia, Eriksen, Varane, Dalot, Sancho, Elanga, McTominay.

Brendan Rodgers welcomed Erik Ten Hag to the Kings Power Stadium with hopes of overturning Leicester City’s worst Premier League start. The Red Devils were equally looking to consolidate their recent victories.

The first half began with Leicester City looking flat and dull as Manchester United dominated the game with a series of chances. Despite picking a weakness and glaring lapses in their opponents’ defense, Manchester United were unable to convert their chances.

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Former Borussia Dortmund striker and England star Jadon Sancho broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute.

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Jadon Sancho scores winner

A perfect buildup play from the back saw Man United caught their opponents on the counter. It was Rashford with the ball. He slid a pass to Jadon Sancho, who slotted home easily, bypassing the shambolic Leicester defense to give the Red Devils the lead.

Leicester showed no sign of a potential come-back as Man United continued mounting intense pressure and looking to double their lead. The Foxes had an edge in the midfield for some moments but were blunt and clueless on the attack.

The Red Devils were still leading by a goal to nil as the match edged on the first half’s final minutes. Brendan Rodgers was totally lost at the touchlines watching the team’s innumerable blunders up front. The first half finally ended with the Foxes trailing Manchester United 1-0.

The second half was no different as both teams filed into the pitch. The Foxes made some efforts to find an equalizer, but it could not count. Manchester United’s defense were on top of their game.

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Meanwhile, Ten Hag’s squad looked more menacing and deadly than their hosts when processing their counterattack.

As the game progressed, Leicester was gradually coming into the game and beginning to dominate possession, making it a bit tougher for the Red Devils.

France international Varane was perfect in blocking and truncating the opponents’ set piece while the Red Devils waited for their opponents on the counter.

Erik Ten Hag substituted Jadon Sancho for Cristiano Ronaldo, who further threatened the Foxe’s defense but could not find the back of the net. The game drones on with both sides playing at ease with no intensity. Leicester found no way out of the United defense, while the Red Devils seemed complacent tending to defend their narrow lead.

Ten Hag successfully shot the Red Devils to the 5th position on the table as the match ended with Man United grabbing a third consecutive win.

What next for Manchester United and Leicester City?

Manchester United will try to stop Arsenal’s perfect run when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday, September 4, 2022. The game will kick off at 16:30. While Leicester City will try to stop their poor run by beating Brighton at the Falmer Stadium on Sunday. The match will kick off at 14:00.

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