Manchester United subs Marcus Rashford, Marouane Fellaini sink Leicester City
Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini were on target as Manchester United maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City.football Updated: Aug 27, 2017 01:10 IST
Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini struck as Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-0 to continue their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season.
Rashford finished fromHenrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner three minutes after coming on, just as it looked like Jose Mourinho’s men – who had seenKasper Schmeichel save Romelu Lukaku’s penalty – would have to settle for a frustrating home draw that typified last season’s top-flight struggles.
Fellaini, another of Mourinho’s introductions from the bench, then netted with eight minutes remaining to seal victory, although it looked like he was offside as he converted a shot from United’s other sub, Jesse Lingard.
United were unable to make a first-half breakthrough despite being on top, Juan Mata having a goal disallowed for offside shortly before drawing a stunning save fromSchmeichel.
After the break, Lukaku had a penalty kept outby the impressive Schmeichel, who achieved a feat his father Peter never managedat Old Trafford in saving a Premier League spot-kick.
Sprint legend Usain Bolt was in the stands wearing a United cap and scarf as his beloved side moved back to the top of the table with nine points from their first three games, in which they have kept a trio of clean sheets.
Leicester, meanwhile, have three points from their opening threefixtures having also lost away to Arsenal in a tough start to the 2015-16 champions’campaign.
First Published: Aug 27, 2017 00:14 IST