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Thomas Gets 8, Ndidi With 7.5 | Leicester City Players Rated In Win Vs Manchester United

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Leicester City locked horns with Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this evening as they looked to secure all three points on the road. The Foxes made a strong start to the game and took the lead in the tenth minute courtesy of a brilliant strike from Luke Thomas. However, Mason Greenwood equalised for the Red Devils just five minutes later with a clinical finish from close range. Both teams fought tooth and nail but went into the half-time break with nothing to split them.

The East Midlands outfit were more adventurous in the second half and got themselves ahead again in the 66th minute when Caglar Soyuncu found the back of the net with a good header. Brendan Rodgers’ men hung on to their narrow advantage and secured a hard-fought 2-1 win at the Theatre of Dreams.

Let’s take a look at how each Leicester player performed during the clash against the Red Devils.

GK: Kasper Schmeichel – 6/10

The Foxes keeper couldn’t do much to prevent Greenwood from getting the ball past him in the 15th minute. He was mostly untroubled throughout the remainder of the contest but was a bit untidy with his passing.

RB: Timothy Castagne – 6/10

The Belgian full-back was strong in the air and kept a good shape at the back. However, he struggled to influence the game in the final third.

CB: Wesley Fofana – 7/10

The French defender won the ball back a couple of times for his side. He also distributed the ball accurately from the back.

CB: Caglar Soyuncu – 7.5/10

Soyuncu could have done a better job defending Greenwood in the first half. However, he popped up with the winning goal in the 66th minute which might be enough to help Leicester secure UEFA Champions League football for next season.

Leicester City player ratings vs Manchester United (Leicester City's Luke Thomas is seen in the photo)
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LB: Luke Thomas – 8/10

Thomas kept his composure to score with a memorable strike early in the game. He didn’t do much wrong in defence as well.

RM: Marc Albrighton – 7.5/10

Albrighton worked his socks off for the benefit of his team and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Youri Tielemans – 7/10

The Belgian talent could have given his team more control in midfield but deserves credit for setting up Thomas’s opener early in the game.

CM: Oliver Ndidi – 7.5/10

Ndidi protected his backline quite well and made some crucial interceptions at the centre of the park. He did enough work defensively to see out the win in the end.

LM: Ayoze Perez – 6/10

He helped his teammates out at the back when needed but lacked the cutting edge in the final third.

ST: Kelechi Iheanacho – 6.5/10

Iheanacho was a real threat but failed to come up with the finishing touch up top.

ST: Jamie Vardy – 6/10

The English striker led the line well but never got a sniff at goal.

Substitutes:

LM: James Maddison – 6/10

Maddison added some energy to Leicester’s attack.

CM: Hamza Choudhury – 6/10

He offered a fresh pair of legs in midfield.

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