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Leicester v Man Utd - As it happened

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Leicester v Man Utd, Premier League, GW 25 - Official lineups. BESOCCER

Leicester v Man Utd - As it happened

Join us for live coverage of this afternoon's Premier League encounter between Leicester City and Manchester United!

FT: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd - Marcus Rashford's early goal is enough to give the Red Devils yet another victory under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Leicester pushed for an equaliser late on but poor finishing let them down in the end, with Jamie Vardy particularly wasteful. Manchester United climb above Arsenal to go 5th in the Premier League table, while Leicester remain 11th.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Should have scored! The ball bounces to Harry Maguire, who is in acres of space about six yards out. He swipes at the ball on the half-volley and it flies wide. What a chance! That's probably it for Leicester...
YELLOW CARD LEICESTER - Pogba is hacked down by Ndidi as he tries to bring the ball away from his own box.
FOUR minutes added on.
CHANCE UNITED - But United break from the corner with Ashley Young! He races down the pitch before squaring to Martial. whose powerful shot is parried away. That could have put the game beyond doubt.
SUB UNITED - Jesse Lingard comes off for Phil Jones. A defensive change as Solskjaer looks to see this game out. The defender's first task is to defend a Leicester corner.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Vardy finds space and shoots, but like so many of Leicester's efforts today, it goes straight at David de Gea.
SUB LEICESTER - Mendy comes off, Kelechi Iheanacho sprints onto the pitch.
YELLOW CARD LEICESTER - Ghezzal chops Martial down as he tries to counter and deservedly goes into the book.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Maguire knocks down a floated free-kick to Jonny Evans, who miscues completely and United can clear. What a chance!
SUB UNITED - Marcus Rashford, scorer of the game's only goal, makes way for Romelu Lukaku.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Ghezzal takes, and sends a sumptuous effort straight towards the top corner. But de Gea, being de Gea, soars through the air to tip it behind for a corner. Leicester getting closer!
FREE-KICK LEICESTER - Shaw brings down Ghezzal and Leicester have a free-kcik in a very dangerous position...
SUB LEICESTER - Shinji Okazaki replaces Demarai Gray. He takes up a position alongside Jamie Vardy up front.
Leicester starting to push more men forward now, inevitably leaving gaps for United to exploit. A couple of times they've broken dangerously, with Martial and Rashford leading the charge.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Youngster Harvey Barnes cuts in from the left and bends an effort wide.
I think I could count how many touches Sanchez had with one hand...
SUB UNITED - Alexis Sanchez, another who has had a poor game, comes off for Anthony Martial, who has recently signed a new contract with the club.
SUB LEICESTER - James Maddison, who has been disappointing today, makes way for Rachid Ghezzal.
CHANCE LEICESTER - A free-kick deflects off the wall and bounces to Jamie Vardy. The former England international goes for a spectacular bicycle kick, but slaps his effort straight at de Gea, who spills initially before clutching the ball. Either side of the goalkeeper and that's a certain goal.
Pogba isn't too happy either - he was dragged down off the ball by Mendy as United countered, but Mike Dean waves play on.
Solskjaer and his assistants look frustrated on the bench. United really haven't kicked on since that Rashford opener...
INJURY UNITED - Paul Pogba is down after being clattered by Jonny Evans. After 30 seconds he gets up very gingerly.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Well that's a start. Maddison worms his way towards goal from the left and flashes the ball dangerously across goal. I'm not sure if that was a shot or a cross. He was in a very dangerous position though, and United will be wary of giving away any more opportunites like that.
How will Leicester set about getting back into this one?
And Mike Dean blows for the start of the second half.
HT: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd - And that brings the half to an end. The visitors took a ninth minute lead through Marcus Rashford but haven't really troubled since. Towards the end of the half Leicester looked threatening, and they will be hoping to continue in that vein in the second period.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Right-back Ricardo Pereira goes for an audacious long-range volley. His connection is decent, but unfortunately straight at de Gea.
CHANCE UNITED - Rashford drives down the middle of the pitch and shoots from the edge of the area, but Schmeichel gets down well to save.
YELLOW CARD LEICESTER - Nampalys Mendy goes into the book after a dangerous tackle on Ander Herrera. He was high and his studs were up - maybe he was lucky not to see red.
YELLOW CARD UNITED - Nemanja Matic is the first player to go in the book. It was a cynical foul as Leicester tried to break away.
Maybe that will serve as a wake-up call for United, who have rather stepped off the gas in the past few minutes.
CHANCE LEICESTER - And he almost scores again! Another corner, and this time Bailly does just enough to distract Maguire as the England defender sends his header wide.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Harry Maguire rises above the United defence to head towards goal from a corner - a sight we saw a lot at the World Cup. His effort is blocked by about three United players on the line and cleared.
United still enjoying the better of this one. There haven't been too many clear-cut opportunities since Rashford's opener though.
Lingard sees his shot from the corner of the penalty area deflected upwards and into Kasper Schmeichel's grateful arms.
CHANCE LEICESTER - Maddison lets one fly from outside the box but David de Gea can save comfortably.
Good spell of possession for United here, just probing and waiting for a gap to open up in the Leicester back line.
They spend a minute on the sidelines before referee Mike Dean waves them back on.
And now both Rashford and Maddison are on the floor after colliding in the resulting Leicester corner.
CHANCE LEICESTER - A deflected clearance from Nemanja Matic falls kindly to James Maddison, who has a clear sight of goal, but a last ditch block by Luke Shaw takes it out for a corner. Leicester manager Claude Puel is furious with Maddison for taking too long to shoot.
CHANCE UNITED - Some brilliant one-touch play from United ends with the ball at Jesse Lingard's feet. The England international takes aim just inside the area but his effort is blocked. Encouraging stuff.
GOOOOAAALL UNITED!! He's made up for it now! Paul Pogba chips a lovely ball over the Leicester defence to release Rashford, who makes no mistake in smashing the ball home on the half-volley. 1-0 already!
A pivotal moment in the Rashford-Lukaku battle to be main striker? We'll see...
CHANCE UNITED - What a miss! Luke Shaw bends a delicious ball into the box, and it falls to Marcus Rashford about three yards out. The United striker inexplicably misses, heading well over.
And we're off!
The players are making their way to the tunnel, we're almost ready!
Leicester have only beaten United once in their last 20 meetings. That came in a famous 5-3 victory at the King Power Stadium in September 2014.
Manchester United suffered their first real blip under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last time out in a 2-2 draw with Burnley. Can they get back to winning ways today?
Big day for Leciester academy product Harvey Barnes who starts today, marking just his sixth Premier League appearance. Alexis Sanchez starts, hoping to build on his impressive performance against Arsenal recently. Rashford is once again preferred to Lukaku as United's main striker.
And today's visitors, Manchester United: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Alexis.
Now for some team news, starting with today's hosts, Leicester: Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi, Mendy, Gray, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.
Hello and welcome to this afternoon's Premier League clash between Leicester City and Manchester United from the King Power Stadium!
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