Manchester United
2 - 1
Leicester City
2018/08/10 | 21:00 |  English Premier League | Old Trafford, Manchester |  Full Time
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Manchester United Leicester City
  • 3' Paul Pogba (pen)
    83' Luke Shaw
    2 Goals 1 90' Jamie Vardy
  • 54' Fred
    69' Andreas Pereira
    2 Yellow Cards 1 51' Daniel Amartey
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 90'

    Full time at Old Trafford and Man United come away with a 2-1 win. The Red Devils took the lead early through Pogba before Shaw made it two late on. Vardy got a late consolation goal, but in the end it was comfortable for the hosts.

  • 90'

    CHANCE! Leicester win a late corner which Schmeichel comes up for. The ball into the box finds the Leicester keeper, but his header at goal goes harmlessly wide of the target.

  • 90'

    GOAL! Leicester keep pushing forward and they get their reward. Ricardo is found on the right wing and he cuts inside before crossing. The cross just evades Vardy before striking the post, but it comes straight back to the England forward and he scores.

  • 90'

    CHANCE! Vardy has a chance late on after he's found unmarked in the box with a cross. He attempts to volley at goal, but he gets it all wrong and the ball goes well over the bar.

  • 89'

    United break with purpose as Mata is found down the right. He attempts to find Lukaku with a cross towards the far post, but it's slightly overhit and Leicester are able to clear.

  • 87'

    A let off for the Red Devils after De Gea miscued a pass out from the back to Ghezzal, but the Algerian is let down by his first touch and it allows the home side to regroup and the chance is gone.

  • 85'

    Substitution for Man United as Pogba comes off to a round of applause and he's replaced by Fellaini.

  • 80'

    Substitution for Leicester as Silva comes off to be replaced by Iborra in the midfield. Earlier McTominay came on for the hosts to replace debutant Fred.

  • 83'

    GOAL! Man United build up patiently in midfield before Mata looks up to find Shaw. The fullback takes a touch around the defender before stretching every muscle to get a shot away and he scores into the far corner. 2-0.

  • 78'

    SAVE! Sanchez fights hard to win a long ball before playing Lukaku into acres of space in the box. He has time to shoot but Schmeichel comes out quickly to brilliantly deny the Belgian forward.

  • 75'

    SAVE! Leicester have a good spell down the right hand side. Ghezzal crosses but it's headed away by Bailly. Shaw fails to clear and is tackled by Vardy and the England forward does well to pick out Gray in the box, but De Gea saves well once again.

  • 71'

    There's been a lack of chances in the last few minutes with both sides being sloppy when looking to break. The game as opened up in the midfield, but the defences continue to give nothing away.

  • 69'

    The referee has the yellow card out once again as Pereira is booked for a sliding challenge that was deemed to be dangerous.

  • 67'

    Substitution for Man United as Marcus Rashford comes off to be replaced by Romelu Lukaku.

  • 66'

    CHANCE! Pogba is found in midfield and he finds Sanchez with a ball in behind. The Chilean holds the ball up well before teeing it up for Mata to strike at goal, but Morgan does brilliantly to get in the way and make the block.

  • 64'

    Leicester make a double substitution as Vardy and Ghezzal come on to replace Maddison and Amartey.

  • 61'

    Man United have looked to control possession in the last few minutes with a few dangerous pieces of play, but the final ball has been a problem at times. Just under 30 minutes to play with the hosts a goal to the good.

  • 57'

    SHOT! United move forward with confidence. It's shifted right to Darmian who is given acres of space to strike from just outside of the box, but it's an easy one for Schmeichel to save.

  • 54'

    Man United break after Fred picked up the loose ball in midfield. Sanchez is released down the left before crossing for Rashford in the middle, but it's just out of his reach and Schmeichel comes out to gather.

  • 51'

    The referee has the first yellow card of the season out and he shows it the way of Amartey for a cynical pull on Sanchez as the Chilean looked to burst down the left wing.

  • 49'

    Man United win a corner after Rashford showed a brilliant turn of pace to get down the line, before winning a corner off of Gray. Mata delivers into the box, but it's easy for Schmeichel to come out and gather.

  • 46'

    We're back underway for the second half with neither side making any changes at the break.

  • 45'

    Half time at Old Trafford and Man United go into the break with a 1-0 lead after Pogba scored early from the spot. Leicester responded well, but they've only managed to create one clear-cut chance which produced a brilliant save from De Gea.

  • 42'

    CHANCE! Fred finds Shaw with a long pass out to the left. The fullback then plays a one-two with Mata to get in behind the defence before striking at goal with his right foot while under pressure, but it's another easy save for Schmeichel to make.

  • 40'

    SHOT! Man United win the ball in the Leicester half. Sanchez finds Pogba with a pass an the Frenchman looks to strike from around 25-30 yards out, but it goes straight at Schmeichel and he saves comfortably.

  • 36'

    CLOSE! Gray plays a brilliant first-time pass to put Iheanacho in on goal, but Lindelof and Bailly do enough to stop the Nigerian and avert the danger for the home side.

  • 32'

    Leicester win a free kick from around 30 yards out in the centre of the pitch after Maddison is brought down by Pogba. He stands over it to strike at goal, but his effort goes straight into the wall.

  • 30'

    SAVE! Leicester get forward down the right. Ricardo has it and he cuts it back for Maddison to shoot from a few yards inside the box, but he's denied by a strong right hand from De Gea.

  • 27'

    Leicester win a corner after some good link up play between Chilwell and Iheanacho on the edge of the box saw the former get to the byline before crossing low into the box, but Bailly slides to intervene and gives away a corner.

  • 22'

    It's been a game largely played in the midfield in the last few minutes with neither keeper having anything to the do. No chances, but the game is being played at a good intensity.

  • 18'

    CHANCE! Gray is involved once again as he gets down the line for finding Iheanacho in the box. The Nigerian attempts to strike at goal, but his effort goes wide of the target.

  • 15'

    SHOT! Gray looks lively down the left for the Foxes and works space to cross into the box. Fred skews a clearance into the path of Ndidi and he strikes at goal, but De Gea gets down easily to save.

  • 11'

    Leicester work the ball well down the left side of the pitch before Gray is brought down and wins a free kick. Maddison is the man to deliver on this occasion, but once again Man United are able to clear with ease.

  • 7'

    Leicester look to respond after going a goal down and win a free kick in left midfield. Chilwell delivers into the box, but Pogba rises highest for the hosts and heads away.

  • 3'

    GOAL! The main man Paul Pogba steps up and has a stare down with Schmeichel before placing the penalty into the right top corner, giving the Danish keeper no chance. 1-0.

  • 2'

    PENALTY! The referee points to the spot after a hand ball from Amartey after Morgan blocked a shot from Sanchez.

  • 1'

    And we're underway in the 2018/19 Premier League!

  • 0'

    Leicester too name a strong side with England defender Harry Maguire starting alongside Morgan. There's only space for Vardy on the Bench as Iheanacho starts up front, while Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison make their debuts.

  • 0'

    Manchester United name a strong XI this evening with Fred making his debut alongside World Cup winner Paul Pogba, who captains the Red Devils this evening.

  • 0'

    Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Silva, R Pereira, Maddison, Gray, Iheanacho. Subs: Ward, Evans, Vardy, Albrighton, Iborra, Fuchs, Ghezzal.

  • 0'

    Man United XI: De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, A Pereira, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Sanchez. Subs: Grant, Lukaku, Martial, Smalling, Young, Fellaini, McTominay.

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to our coverage of the opening fixture of the 2018/19 Premier League season as Manchester United take on Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Team Line-ups
Manchester United Leicester City
  • David De Gea
  • Victor Lindelof
  • Eric Bailly
  • Paul Pogba
  • Alexis Sanchez
  • Juan Mata
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Andreas Pereira
  • Fred
  • Luke Shaw
  • Matteo Darmian
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 15
  • 17
  • 23
  • 36
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 14
  • 15
  • 18
  • 23
  • 25
  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Ben Chilwell
  • Wes Morgan
  • Demarai Gray
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • James Maddison
  • Ricardo Pereira
  • Harry Maguire
  • Daniel Amartey
  • Adrien Silva
  • Wilfred Ndidi
Substitutions
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Anthony Martial
  • Chris Smalling
  • Lee Grant
  • Ashley Young
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Scott McTominay
  • 9
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 18
  • 27
  • 39
  • 6
  • 9
  • 11
  • 12
  • 21
  • 28
  • 31
  • Jonny Evans
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Danny Ward
  • Vicente Iborra
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Rachid Ghezzal

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