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2021-22 English Premier League
  • Youri Tielemans (31')
  • Caglar Söyüncü (78')
  • Jamie Vardy (83')
  • Patson Daka (90'+1')
  • Mason Greenwood (19')
  • Marcus Rashford (82')

Man United unbeaten away streak ends at Leicester in thriller

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Can Solskjaer be blamed for Man United's loss vs. Leicester? (1:23)

Janusz Michallik discusses the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Man United's 4-2 defeat vs. Leicester. (1:23)

Manchester United's unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League was brought to an end after they slumped to a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday.

Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka scored for Leicester as United's record-breaking streak stopped after 29 matches.

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Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford grabbed the goals for the visitors but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side failed to win in the league for the third consecutive game.

The result sees United fall out of the top four and four points behind leaders Liverpool.

"We deserved to lose," United midfielder Paul Pogba told the BBC. "To be honest, we have been having these kind of games for a long time.

"We have not found the problem, conceding easy goals, stupid goals. We need to be more mature, play with more experience and arrogance in a good way. We need to find something, we need to change.

"We need to find the right mentality and the right tactic. Stick with it and resolve the problem."

Leicester went close to opening the scoring after five minutes but Harry Maguire cleared off the line to prevent Vardy from scoring into an empty net.

The hosts dominated the early stages but United took the lead after 19 minutes when Greenwood exchanged passes with Bruno Fernandes and fired a stunning strike into the top corner.

Leicester grabbed a deserved equaliser after the half hour mark as Kelechi Iheanacho capitalised on Maguire's error and set up Tielemans who produced a fantastic curling effort past David de Gea.

The game came to life with 12 minutes remaining when Soyuncu fired home from close range from a corner to put Leicester in the lead.

Four minutes later, substitute Rashford made it 2-2 when he latched onto Victor Lindelof's pass.

However, Leicester went back ahead seconds later after Vardy pounced onto Ayoze Perez's ball.

Daka sealed the win for Leicester in stoppage time with a header at the back post to increase pressure on Solskjaer.

"It was massively important," Vardy told the BBC. "The most important thing was the performance because we had let our standards slip. We had the international break to reflect on things."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Chelsea 12 +26 29
2 Liverpool 13 +28 28
3 Manchester City 12 +19 26
4 West Ham United 12 +9 23
5 Arsenal 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
9 Manchester United 12 -1 17
10 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
11 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
12 Everton 12 -3 15
13 Leicester City 12 -5 15
14 Southampton 13 -7 14
15 Brentford 12 -1 13
16 Watford 12 -4 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6