Leicester 5 Manchester U 3
Leicester City 5 Manchester United 3, King Power Stadium, English Premier League, September 21, 2014. Louis van Gaal, who had spent close to £160 million on fresh players for Manchester United during the summer transfer window, was bitterly disappointed after the 5-3 defeat against Premier League new boys Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
Manchester United started the encounter with The Bin Dippers on a bright note and the visiting team were two goals up within the first quarter hour courtesy of a Robin van Persie header and an excellent chip from attack minded midfielder Angel Di Maria. Leicester City reduced the deficit through a headed goal from Argentine frontman Leonardo Ulloa in the 17th minute of the tussle, only for Manchester United to restore their two-goal advantage when Ander Herrera back-heeled the ball past home shot stopper Kasper Schmeichel and into the net twelve minutes after the restart. The King Power Stadium side hit back, though, as David Nugent converted a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, while Esteban Cambiasso scored with a well-directed shot a couple of minutes later to equalise for the hosts. And as the clocked ticked down, Jamie Vardy registered a fourth goal for Leicester in the 79th minute of the tie before Ulloa found the target from spot with seven minutes left, making the final score 5-3 to The Foxes. Louis van Gaal: “Leicester City had five shots on goal, and that was it. These five goals were existing because we made errors in ball possession. We created a lot of chances and made superb goals but you have to do that over ninety minutes, not sixty minutes. It was not enough.” Leicester City Team: Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, Liam Moore, Wes Morgan, Esteban Cambiasso, Danny Drinkwater, Dean Hammond, David Nugent, Leonardo Ulloa, Jamie Vardy. Substitutes: Matty James, Marcin Wasilewski, Jeffrey Schlupp, Andy King, Riyad Mahrez, Chris Wood, Ben Hamer. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Rafael da Silva, Marcos Rojo, Tyler Blackett, Jonny Evans, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie. Substitutes: Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata, Antonio Valencia, Luke Shaw, Darren Fletcher, Chris Smalling, Anders Lindegaard.
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Louis van Gaal was awarded the Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 1997.