By Nurudeen Yisa
Leicester City put a halt to its losing streak at home by playing an entertaining 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Kingspower Stadium on Saturday, 26 December, 2020, reports The Gazelle News.com.
In the early kick off English Premiership action on Boxing Day, Leicester drew for the first time this season and halted their losing streak at home.
Prior to the draw with Manchester United, the Foxes have lost at home to: West Ham United, Aston Villa, relegation threatened Fulham, and Everton while losing only to Liverpool away.
On Saturday, United threatened first with Marcus Rashford heading over the bar when he should have scored from a centre by the impressive Bruno Fernandes.
Despite not enjoying much of the possession of the ball, United always looked dangerous hence it was no surprise that they took the lead in the 23rd minute through Rahsford. It was through an assist by Fernandes who slipped through the ball to him and Rashford scored his 6th goal of the Premiership season.
The lead lasted for only seven minutes as Leicester stormed back and duly got the equaliser their hardwork deserved. Wilfred Ndidi stole the ball from Fernandes in United’s half, slipped through to James Madisson who found Harvey Barnes. The young English striker then unleashed an unstoppable left footer which left David De Gea clutching the air.
It was one goal apiece at the end of the first half.
Leicester began the second half on a strong note and Rashford headed a Madisson free kick headed for the net into corner.
United coach, Ole Gunner Solkjaer brought in Paul Pogba and Edson Cavani to beef up the attack while Tuazembe replaced the injured Lindelof. United thought they have won the match when Fernandes beat the offside trap to score the second goal in the 80th minute but Leicester stormed back and got the equaliser through the ever reliable Jamie Verdy whose shot off a pull out by substitute Ayoze Perez bounced off Tuazembe into the net.