Premier League: Manchester United beat Leicester City

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The Red Devils kicked off their 2018/2019 campaign on a flying note with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford on Friday night.

United had a dream start with just 2 minutes into the game, the referee points to the spot, penalty, after the ball strikes Amartey on the top of the arm from a deflection off Morgan and Pogba steps up.

He stutters on his run-up, taking an age to arrive at the ball. Once he does strike it, the Frenchman powers his effort into the top corner, beyond the reach of Schmeichel.

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83 minutes on, Luke Shaw doubled the lead for United as he gets the goal to surely kill off the game. It was a huge moment for the defender, notching his first career goal. He made a late run down the left inside channel to latch on to Mata’s chipped pass. Shaw takes a touch to get back past Ricardo Pereira before guiding his effort under Schmeichel into the back of the net.

90′ + 2′ Vardy opens his account for the term. Ricardo Pereira’s cross travels all the way through and strikes the post. Vardy was on hand to convert the rebound from close range.

A good start to the season for United, you might say.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games against Leicester City, winning five and drawing three, and have lost just one of the last 18 (won 13, drawn four).

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