Jadon Sancho continued his Manchester United comeback, his winner sinking struggling Leicester.
The English forward lifted United to fifth in the Premier League, six points behind leaders Arsenal, after a 1-0 win at King Power Stadium.
It is also the first time United have picked up momentum from a nightmare start and won three consecutive Premier League games since April 2021.
Boss Eric ten Haag had the chance to break Arsenal’s record of 100% when he visited Old Trafford on Sunday.
Leicester, on the other hand, have been bottom of the table in their first five games and have yet to win.
With Wesley Fofana’s move to Chelsea, the team’s inability to shift players and financial restrictions limiting their ability to spend, it’s been a mess.
Aside from a brief spell after the restart, the Foxes struggled again and United dominated the game at all times.
Boss Brendan Rodgers had failed to lose four league games in a row during his ten years as Swansea bosses, and after 23 minutes it became a reality.
United enjoyed a controlled opening without constant pressure, but quickly took the initiative when Leicester lost their way.
It was a decent kick from Danny Ward at first, but was soon turned back by Diogo Dalot to Bruno Fernandes, leaving Luke Thomas badly out of position.
United’s skipper had time to pick Marcus Rashford and the striker played a cute ball that saw Sancho go around Ward to score his second goal of the season.
It was smoothed out by the visitors, but only managed to highlight the defensive problems Leicester struggled with this season and keep a clean sheet against Skybet League Two side Stockport.
With Fofana completing his £70m long-term move to Chelsea on Wednesday, Wilfred Ndidi parachuted into centre-back and the patchwork nature of the hosts’ defense continued to give United encouragement.
Nine minutes before half-time, another chance for Sancho came and went after improper skill from Keenan Dewsbury Hall gave United the ball.
Leicester were flat, but Harvey Barnes at least had a shot before half-time.
It was United’s best first half of the season, helped by an anemic Fox.
David De Gea had to keep James Maddison’s free-kick at bay after Dewsbury Hall collapsed when Fernandez casually lost possession and lifted King Power Stadium.
It was the first time the visitors were under pressure and Ten Hag responded by replacing Anthony Elanga with Casemiro just before time.
The £70m midfielder quickly brought an air of calm and United needed one…and Leicester’s threat waned.
United were unable to create anything to extend their lead, but seemed content to hold on to what they had.
They only came close when Cristiano Ronaldo was given a cameo off the bench, and he wasted Rashford’s big slice with nine minutes remaining.
Ronaldo’s ambitious scissors kick went wide two minutes later and Kelechi Ijeanacho deflected Fernandez’s cross over his own bar.
However, United escaped the scare when James Justin fired a ferocious shot in stoppage time and scored a point.
https://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/jadon-sanchos-winner-continues-manchester-uniteds-revival-at-leicester-1358412.html Jadon Sancho winner continues Manchester United’s comeback at Leicester