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Pogba and Shaw goals give Man Utd winning start

10 Aug 2018
Manchester United v Leicester City

Early penalty from captain and first PL strike for left-back earn United 2-1 victory over Leicester in season opener

Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw scored as Manchester United kicked off the 2018/19 Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City

In his first appearance since winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France, Pogba captained Man Utd and took three minutes to score the first PL goal of the campaign, slotting in from the penalty spot after a handball from Daniel Amartey. 

David De Gea produced superb saves from James Maddison and Demarai Gray to deny Leicester an equaliser. 

Shaw made it 2-0, flicking the ball past Ricardo Pereira and producing a fine finish beyond Kasper Schmeichel with seven minutes remaining. 

Jamie Vardy scored from close range in stoppage-time to set up an exciting finish, but Jose Mourinho's side held on for the victory.

See: Man Utd report | Leicester report

Next fixtures

Man Utd: 19 Aug v Brighton (A)
Leicester: 18 Aug v Wolves (H)

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