Manchester United 1-1 Leicester City: A VAR decision spared Man U. a point.

Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League were further harmed when they were held 1-1 by Leicester City, who were denied a winner by VAR.

United were without Cristiano Ronaldo due to sickness, and Ralf Rangnick’s choice to play without a recognized striker for lengthy stretches of Saturday’s match at Old Trafford did not pay off.

Former Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho headed in a James Maddison cross to put the hosts down, but Fred equalized just three minutes later.

Following VAR intervention, Maddison thought he had scored a winner 10 minutes from time, but it was ruled off for an Iheanacho foul on Raphael Varane in the build-up.

In an unimpressive first half that saw United come closest to scoring when Kasper Schmeichel stretched out a leg to prevent Bruno Fernandes, Harvey Barnes was wayward on a couple occasions.

Rangnick held off on making any major changes until the 55th minute, when he substituted Marcus Rashford for Scott McTominay, just as the game began to heat up.

When Iheanacho went in front of Alex Telles and guided Maddison’s delivery in, Leicester took the lead.

After Schmeichel assisted Fernandes’ powerful drive into the midfielder’s path, United responded quickly, with Fred slamming into the roof of the net.

When Maddison beat David de Gea at his front post, Leicester thought they had won it, only for VAR to rule that Iheanacho had kicked Varane’s knee out from under him.

United came close to capitalizing on their good fortune, but Jadon Sancho seized a chance before James Justin stopped Marcus Rashford a late tap-in.

Source: livescore news

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