It is a decisive duel which was disputed this evening on the side of Old Trafford. More for the Foxes than for the locals elsewhere, since the team trained for OGS had already mathematically ensured its qualification for the Champions League. Opposite, the troops of Brendan Rodgers could thus put themselves in an excellent position to achieve it in the event of victory in the Theater of Dreams on Tuesday evening, in particular thanks to the recent poor results of West Ham, which still remained in their wheel, as a Liverpool team coming back well. For this duel, the Norwegian tactician also made things easier for his evening rival, with a completely recomposed team where we found in particular a midfielder Van de Beek – Matic and an offensive quartet Diallo-Mata-Elanga and Greenwood in front!
At the Foxes, Jamie Vardy’s gang was almost complete, and the British striker was well surrounded by the usual Iheanacho or Tielemans. The Belgian midfielder would also quickly become famous, with a nice center at the far post from which Luke Thomas took advantage, who propelled the leather into the back of the net with a nice volley (0-1, 1 0th). An ideal start to the meeting for the Foxes, which foreshadowed nothing but good. However, five minutes later, Mason Greenwood conditioned all these beautiful people with a nice cross strike following a service from Amad Diallo (1-1, 15th). Proof that the Red Devils did not come in thongs tonight.
Leicester were far superior in the second half
The visitors did not struggle to react, however, and Jamie Vardy hurt in front. De Gea had to give him a nice tap on this poisoned center shot from Tielemans (28th). Lots of domination, but ultimately few chances, especially because of many mistakes in the last few meters. Still, the Mancunian rearguard was anything but serene on Tuesday, but Leicester’s attacking players were clearly not taking advantage. Coming back from the locker room, the game was a little more balanced, with Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga wanting to impress OGS.
Donny van de Beek, who also had things to prove, was not particularly brilliant, but he saved his people on this strike from Thomas (58th). Behind, it was De Gea who prevented the Foxes’ second goal with an intervention in front of Iheanacho (59th). What had to happen finally happened, and Çağlar Söyüncü made the nets tremble. The Turk, on a corner kicked by Marcus Albrighton, got rid of his opposite and propelled the ball to the back (1-2, 66th). Tielemans was very close to the break on this delivery from the head of Vardy (73rd). The score has not changed. With three points in his pocket, Leicester moved to third, ahead of Chelsea, and temporarily eight and nine points ahead of West Ham and LiverpooL.