Premier League: Leicester strike late to grab 2-2 draw against Manchester United

Leicester strike late to grab 2-2 draw against Manchester United
  • Marcus Rashford gave his side the lead in the 23rd minute after he had missed a great chance earlier on
  • Harvey Barnes pulled Leicester level in the 31st minute with a great strike from the edge of the box
  • Bruno Fernandes looked to have scored the winning goal with a cool finish in the 79th minute
  • Jamie Vardy’s late strike deflected of Axel Tuanzebe and past David de Gea to earn the Foxes a point
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Manchester United missed the chance to go second after Leicester came from behind twice to draw 2-2.

The result moved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to within four points of Premier League leaders Liverpool as they drew 2-2 with Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

United made eight changes from the side that beat Everton in the last eight of the Carabao Cup in midweek, and it was a player who came off the bench at Goodison Park that opened the scoring in this second-vs-third encounter.

Marcus Rashford moved onto 13 club goals for the season as he slid a ruthless finish past Kasper Schmeichel in the Foxes’ goal.

Harvey Barnes equalised for United after Bruno Fernandes conceded possession inside United’s third but the Portuguese atoned for his error in the second half as his scuffed finish found the bottom corner following good work by Edinson Cavani.

However, United were pegged back for a second time as Jamie Vardy’s shot deflected off Axel Tuanzebe.

Next up for United is a home game against Wolves on Tuesday night, before a meeting with Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.

Leicester remain second with 28 points. They travel to Crystal Palace on Monday night before making another trip to the St James’ Park to take on Newcastle on New Year’s Day.