EPL: Man United beat Leicester in opener

By Mutala Yakubu

Manchester United narrowly defeated Leicester city 2-1 at Old Trafford in the first match of the English Premier League.

Goals from Paul Pogba, who was the captain of the day, and Luke Shaw secured the three points for the Red Devils.

Manchester United were fortunate to take the lead on the 3rd minute following a handball from Daniel Amartey. The captain of the day Paul Pogba stepped up and made no mistake slotting the ball into the right top corner.

The Foxes took control of the game after conceding the penalty and attacked Manchester United in their own half in search for the equalizing goal.

The Foxes came close to the finding the equalizer through Maddison who found space and unleashed a superb shot which was beautifully saved by De Gea.

Claude Puel's men ended the first half trailing by a goal to nil.

Leicester City carried their momentum into the second half in search of the equalizer.


Manchester United failed to double their lead when they got the opportunity through Romelu Lukaku who after collecting a pass inside the box failed to beat the Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

On the 83rd minute, unlike hero, Luke Shaw put the Red Devils in a driving seat.

Substitute, Jamie Vardy gave Leicester City a consolation goal in a bizarre fashion as the English man headed home from close range.