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Leicester City 2-2 Man United player ratings, stats and reaction: Red Devils throwaway win to 10-man Leicester as United lose more ground in title race

Man United concede a 94th minute goal against Leicester at the King Power Stadium this evening, as rivals Man City stretched the gap over the Red Devils to 13 points.

Leicester opened the scoring in the 27th minute, after some smart play from Riyad Mahrez saw Vardy through on goal, as the England international placed the ball past David De Gea to give the home side the lead.

United then had Juan Mata to thank as the Spaniard scored two fine goals, the first a cool finish from just inside the area, with the second being a thing of beauty, as the former Chelsea ace curled a free-kick into te top corner to give Jose Mourinho’s side the lead in the second half.

Leicester then equalised right at the depth, as a long ball into the box was turned home by Maguire, as the away side let slip a match that they really should’ve put to bed a long time before that.

The result, combined with Man City’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth earlier in the day, now means that the Red Devils are now 13 points behind their rivals, a gap that to most seems unassailable.

Man of the Match

Juan Mata would’ve taken all the plaudits tonight had his side won, however the final result should not take away just how good the midfielder was.

Mata first strike was decent, however his second, a 25-yard free-kick, was a thing of beauty, and would’ve been worthy of winning any game of football.

This tweet sums up just how good the Spanish international was this evening.

Flop of the Match

Daniel Amartey had an absolute shocker today, as the player’s stupid sending off nearly cost Leicester the chance at gaining any points at all from the match.

The Ghanaian’s needless two bookings saw him sent off in match were he only came on as a substitute in the same half.

This sums up the midfielder’s performance today

Stat of the Match

This from Opta shows just how much of a task United have on their hands if they’re to catch their rivals Man City

Player Ratings

Leicester: Schmeichel 6, Simpson 6, Maguire 7, Morgan 6, Fuchs 6, Ndidi 6, Iborra 6, Mahrez 7, Gray 6, Albrighton 6, Vardy 7 / Subs: Chilwell 6, Okazaki 6, Amartey 3

Man United: De Gea 6, Lindelof 6, Smalling 6, Jones 6, Young 6, Pogba 6, Matic 7, Mata 9, Lingard 7, Martial 6, Lukaku 7 / Subs: Rashford 6, Herrera 6, Mkhitaryan 6

Reaction

Fans were absolutely going in on Jose Mourinho’s side after they threw away three points this evening

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