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Written by Ciaran Coyle

Goals from Luke Thomas and Çağlar Söyüncü give Leicester City a vital three points in their pursuit of a top four finish at Old Trafford.

The winning goal came in the 66th minute as the Turkish centre back got on the end of Marc Albrighton’s corner and powered his header past a helpless David De Gea at the far post.

The visitors took the lead just after the 10 minute mark when Thomas managed to get on the end of Youri Tielemans’ cross to the back post and volleyed past the United goalkeeper to claim his first ever Premier League goal.

Their lead lasted all of five minutes however as Greenwood took the ball on the edge of the area and managed to wriggle past Leicester’s centre back pairing before firing past Kasper Schmeichel to score his 12th goal of the season.

Brendan Rodgers side arguably should’ve had the game wrapped up when Kelechi Iheanacho was played through by Tielemans but his close range effort was saved well at the near post.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes from the side that won at Villa Park with Anthony Elanga given a Premier League debut by the United manager.

This result sees Leicester close the gap to four points between themselves and Manchester United in second place, with the Foxes requiring a further four points from their last three games to guarantee a top four finish.

This defeat ends the Red Devil’s 15 game unbeaten run in the Premier League, stemming back to their 2-1 defeat at home to Sheffield United back in January.

Sub-edited by Cameron Winstanley

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