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Man City Premier League champions as Leicester City beat Manchester United

Man City Premier League champions as Leicester City beat Manchester United

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons as Leicester City secured their first Old Trafford victory over Manchester United since 1998 to take a major step towards a place in next season’s Champions League.

Caglar Soyuncu’s far-post header was enough to bring a smile to Brendan Rodgers’ face and that of Pep Guardiola, whose dominance of the English game is increasing.

A United side showing 10 changes to the team that won at Aston Villa two days previously battled hard, with Mason Greenwood levelling after fellow 19-year-old Luke Thomas had put the visitors in front with a fantastic far-post volley into the top corner.

Ironically, Leicester’s winner came from a corner that was delayed by the introduction of two United substitutes by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

One of them, Marcus Rashford, was initially marking Soyuncu at the corner but lost the Turkey international in the build-up and Nemanja Matic was unable to repel the goal threat.

Rodgers’ side now only require four points from their final two games to secure a top-four finish, although before that quest resumes, they will attempt to win the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

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Manchester United

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player namede Gea
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  2. Squad number33Player nameWilliams
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  3. Squad number3Player nameBailly
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  4. Squad number38Player nameTuanzebe
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  5. Squad number27Player nameAlex Telles
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  6. Squad number34Player namevan de Beek
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  7. Squad number31Player nameMatic
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  8. Squad number19Player nameAmad
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  9. Squad number8Player nameMata
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  10. Squad number56Player nameElanga
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  11. Squad number11Player nameGreenwood
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Substitutes

  1. Squad number7Player nameCavani
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  2. Squad number10Player nameRashford
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  3. Squad number18Player nameBruno Fernandes
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Leicester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel

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  2. Squad number27Player nameCastagne

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  3. Squad number3Player nameFofana

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  4. Squad number4Player nameSöyüncü

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  5. Squad number33Player nameThomas

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  6. Squad number11Player nameAlbrighton

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  7. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

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  8. Squad number25Player nameNdidi

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  9. Squad number17Player nameAyoze Pérez

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  10. Squad number14Player nameIheanacho

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  11. Squad number9Player nameVardy

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Substitutes

  1. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

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  2. Squad number20Player nameChoudhury

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Line-ups

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 33Williams
  • 3Bailly
  • 38Tuanzebe
  • 27Telles
  • 34van de Beek
  • 31Matic
  • 19DialloSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 78′minutes
  • 8Mata
  • 56ElangaSubstituted forRashfordat 66′minutes
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forCavaniat 66′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lindelöf
  • 6Pogba
  • 7Cavani
  • 10Rashford
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 23Shaw
  • 26Henderson
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 39McTominay

Leicester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27Castagne
  • 3Fofana
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 33Thomas
  • 11Albrighton
  • 8Tielemans
  • 25Ndidi
  • 17PérezSubstituted forMaddisonat 65′minutes
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 9VardySubstituted forChoudhuryat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Maddison
  • 12Ward
  • 18Amartey
  • 20Choudhury
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 24Mendy
  • 26Praet
  • 28Fuchs
  • 65Maswanhise

Referee:
Craig Pawson

Match Stats

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Match ends, Manchester United 1, Leicester City 2.

  • Source: BBC

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