Written By: Bhavdeep Singh
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Now then, back to business. Leicester City hosted Manchester United on Saturday for a game which would decide the table topper, the contenders were Manchester City, Manchester United and of course, the hosts. Sadly, after an interesting first half, the match ended in a dull draw which allowed the former to retain the top spot on the table.
Here’s a match report:
The match started with Manchester United dominating possession (again) and trying to create, with Young playing at midfield, a few crosses were played in, but United were unsuccessful in touching any of them. Then came the moment that we all had been waiting for, in the 24th minute, Jamie Vardy scored his 11th consecutive goal and shattered Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record against his club (what a way to break a record).
The wild home crowd quieted down soon enough, and remained in that state as the away fans were overjoyed when Bastian Schweinsteiger headed home a brilliant ball from the corner spot by Daley Blind at the 45th minute
That was all, after half time, Manchester United created more chances, and so did Leicester, but thanks to the reflexes of David De Gea and the stubbornness of Wes Morgan, the score remained at 1-1. Wayne Rooney was subbed after he took a knock and Memphis was brought on to the relief of many fans who believed that he was not playing well at all, perhaps it ‘s true that Manchester United need to invest in another striker.
Both clubs gained a point but went down one position each as Manchester City climbed on top once again.
The next deciding factor will be Arsenal, who travel to Norwich today, a loss for them would be ideal for both teams, but a win may push them back another spot and given that they may be a bit more aggressive after a loss to West Brom last week, a win for the Canaries may be near impossible.
All I can say is, I am disappointed in both teams since they had a golden opportunity to snatch the lead but allowed a third team to pass through. If they continue playing like this, Manchester United may get kicked out of the title race as well as the Champions League.
Manchester United face West Ham at home next week and can gain an easy three points if they play well, and on paper, they are already doing that.
Image Source(s): The Guardian, BBC Sport