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Leicester felled by four-goal Man Utd

24 Sep 2016
Manchester United v Leicester City

Foxes overwhelmed by four first-half goals from rampant Red Devils at Old Trafford

Man Utd 4-1 Leicester City

Manchester United got their title quest back on track with a resounding victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Having lost back-to-back Premier League matches Jose Mourinho’s side responded by blowing Leicester away with four first-half goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.

Smalling, captain in place of the benched Wayne Rooney, headed in Daley Blind’s corner midway through the first half, and three goals in the final eight minutes of the half put the hosts out of sight.

Manchester United v Leicester City
Juan Mata scores Man Utd's second goal

Mata produced a sublime finish on 37 minutes after Jesse Lingard had laid off Pogba’s chipped pass, and two minutes later Rashford scored from close range, after Mata helped on Blind’s quickly-taken corner.

Pogba made it four on 42 minutes, heading another Blind corner past Ron-Robert Zieler and though Demarai Gray, on for Jamie Vardy, reduced the arrears on the hour there was no coming back for the defending champions.

Man of the Match: Paul Pogba

See: Man Utd report | Leicester match report

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