Matchday eight of Premier League saw another stunning result for Manchester United. Despite signing the megastar Cristiano Ronaldo, Ole Solksjaer’s men were unable to win again. This time they were crushed by Leicester City 2-4 on the road. Meanwhile, Chelsea toppled Liverpool after a narrow win over Brentford.
United began the match with a convincing manner. They took the lead through Mason Greenwood’s cannon ball outside the six yard box. However, a blunder of their defence line led them to give away the ball to Kelechi Iheanacho who then provided an assist for Youri Tielemans. He looped the ball into the far corner. After the equaliser, The Foxes were now taking the lead after Caglar Soyuncu took advantage of the rumble in the box before tapping into the empty net. Yet, in 82 minutes, Marcus Rashford found the equaliser. Unfortunately, the draw results only last one minute. Jamie Vardy put his team back in front before Patson Daka scored his first goal since joining Leicester in the summer. Such defeat put them outside the top four in the standings.
Leicester vs Manchester United 4-2
Goals: Youri Tielemans (31), Caglar Soyuncu (78), Jamie Vardy (83), Patson Daka (91); Mason Greenwood (19), Marcus Rashford (82)
Leicester : Kasper Schmeichel – Johhny Evans (Jannik Vestergaard 88), Daniel Amartey, Caglar Soyuncu – Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Soumare, Perreira – James Maddison (Ayoze Perez 73), Kelechi Iheanacho (Patson Daka 77), Jamie Vardy
Manchester United: David de Gea – Viktor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan Bissaka – Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic (Scott McTominay 80), Mason Greenwood (Jesse Lindgard 80), Jadon Sancho (Marcus Rashford 65), Bruno Fernandes – Cristiano Ronaldo
Meanwhile, The Blues was back on top after their narrow win over Brentford on the road, Ben Chillwell bagged the only goal of the game. However, their true hero was the goalie, Edouard Mendy made a number of saves plus crucial attempts from the Premier League. Their local contender, Tottenham also managed to pick up three points at St.James’ Park after thumping Newcastle United 3-2 in front of their new management. The Magpies are now still stuck in the bottom three on the table whereas Spurs is approaching the top four.
Southampton vs Leeds Utd.1-0
Watford vs Liverpool 0-5
Manchester City vs Burnley 2-0
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace 2-2
Aston Villa vs Wolves 2-3
Everton vs West Ham 0-1
Norwich vs Brighton 0-0