When the Foxes hosted the Red Devils


It wasn’t so hard to put the Carabao Cup quarter final loss against Bristol City behind me. We put up a good show no doubt as against what other people thought but to be honest we did not do enough. Judging by the talent in the Manchester United line up on the night there was no excuse of leaving the City of Bristol short of victory. Bristol earned their win against the biggest team in the world (yes, bite me). I have to say (though bitter to mention) they have gotten to the end of their fairy tale because there is no way they are beating Manchester City over two legs in the semi final. 
The trip to Leicester was one I called the perfect game to wrap up the week. I said this because I was so sure of victory. Yes they were in good form even though they lost their last game at home 3 nil to Crystal Palace. I won’t call their run of 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss bad and one of those wins had Tottenham in it. So good form not great and can even be said to be better than ours if you asked me. All I knew before kick off was Manchester United was going to win. Mourinho started with the usual suspects except Lindelof who took the place of the injured Antonio Valencia and yes Jesse Lingard is now a regular, lol.
The game started with the Red Devils all guns blazing but no goal. While Man U was playing tip tap Leicester was just waiting for that perfect break to punish us. The perfect break came for Leicester in 27th minute when United didn’t make good use of a sweet attack they had at the time. Riyadh Mahrez broke free, set up Jamie Vardy and bam goal, 1 nil in typical Leicester City style. 

The Red Devils pushed for an equaliser and it was looking like one of those days the lads will play well and not score. Man United however got a goal in the 40th minute through Juan Mata to level the game. Both sides had chances to take the lead before half time but didn’t. Half time score, 1-1.

The second half picked up from where both sides stopped with beautiful end to end attacking football. A neutral’s delight if I say so myself. The Red Devils then took the lead via a well taken free kick by Juan Mata who really had a good game on his 300th appearance as an English based player. 

Things went from good to bad for the Foxes (so I thought) when substitute Daniel Amartey picked up a red card to reduce them to 10 men. 2 silly challenges to be honest. The latter part of the game was intense and I was praying there wouldn’t be any late drama just like it happened on Wednesday against Bristol. 
The 3 points was not United’s for the taking as a late late equalizer by Harry Maguire handed the hosts a draw. The game ended 2-2 which means Man United are now 13 points behind league leaders Man City.
The English FA should just hand the Premier League title to Manchester City on Wednesday before the game against Newcastle while the rest of us fight for Champions League slots.
Happy holidays guys, may we find good tidings.


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