Manchester U 2 Leicester 1
Manchester United 2 Leicester City 1, Wembley Stadium, FA Community Shield, August 7, 2016. FA Cup holders Manchester United defeated reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City 2-1 at Wembley. Jesse Lingard handed United the lead after 32 minutes of action before James Vardy equalised for The Foxes in the 52nd minute, only for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to register the winner with just seven minutes remaining on the watch of the match official.
In their pre-season friendlies, Manchester United had defeated Wigan Athletic, Galatasaray, drawn with Everton, and lost against Borussia Dortmund, while Leicester City had overcome Oxford United, drawn to Celtic, and lost to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. At Wembley, England U21 international Jesse Lingard opened the scoring acount for Jose Mourinho´s Manchester United side after 32 minutes when the midfield youngster outmanouvred three Leicester players before he powered a low shot past Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and into the back of the net. In the second half, the always opportunistic Jamie Vardy levelled the score for the King Power Stadium club after taking advantage of a dreadful back pass from United midfielder Marouane Fellaini in the 52nd minute of the game. Rising to the occasion, Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted what proved to be the winner as the Swedish striker headed home an excellent cross ball from Antonio Valencia to make the final scoreline 2-1 in favour of Manchester United seven minutes from time. While in Manchester, Ibrahimovic proceeded to score 17 Premier League goals in 33 appearances for United before the industrious marksman decided to make a move to Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy on the 23rd of March 2018. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Valencia, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Morgan Schneiderlin, Marcus Rashford. Leicester City Team: Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Simpson, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs, Andy King, Danny Drinkwater, Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton, Shinji Okazaki, Jamie Vardy. Substitutes: Ron Robert Zieler, Ahmed Musa, Luis Hernandez, Jeffrey Schlupp, Demarai Gray, Nampalys Mendy, Leonardo Ulloa.
Manchester United Quickfacts
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