The reigning Premier League champions hosted Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday in what turned out to be an entertaining clash, wherein Jose Mourinho’s men secured a 3-0 win over the Foxes.
Here’s how Claudio Ranieri’s men performed during the game:
KASPER SCHMEICHEL – 6
Made a save or two, but was helpless when conceding.
DANNY SIMPSON – 5.5
Struggled to deal with Rashford’s pace.
ROBERT HUTH – 5
Failed to deal with Mkhitaryan, who passed him easily to score the opener.
WES MORGAN – 5.5
Made some decent clearances at the start, but afforded Zlatan way too much space, which the Swede exploited.
CHRISTIAN FUCHS – 5
He, too, gave Mata too much space to pull the strings.
DANNY DRINKWATER – 6
Performed well in midfield, and made some attempts on goal.
WILFRED NDIDI – 6.5
Arguably the best Leicester City player on the pitch. Caused United a few problems with his long legs.
AHMED MUSA – 5.5
Valencia rendered him not-so-effective. Was replaced at the break.
RIYAD MAHREZ – 5.5
Tried to create something on the right, but was dealt with effectively.
SHINJI OKAZAKI – 6
Worked hard as always, but was subbed off at half-time.
JAMIE VARDY – 5
Tried to cause problems whenever he could, but didn’t do much. Remains isolated for long periods.
ANDY KING – 5
Failed to make much difference.
DEMARAI GRAY – 6.5
Made an impact from the bench. Performed well enough to earn his place back in the starting line-up.
Here’s how the Red Devils fared during the game:
DAVID DE GEA – 6
Was hardly tested by the toothless Leicester City attack.
ANTONIO VALENCIA – 7
Did his defensive job, and was an attacking threat as usual. Provided the assist for Zlatan’s goal.
ERIC BAILLY – 7
The Ivory Coast international marked his return to the United line-up with a terrific performance. Defended well, and was eager in getting the ball forward at times.
CHRIS SMALLING – 7
Was a rock at the back, and bagged the assist for Mkhitaryan’s opener.
MARCOS ROJO – 7
Did well at left-back. Dealt with Mahrez effectively, until he was subbed off at half-time for mysterious reasons.
ANDER HERRERA – 6
Remained busy in the middle of the park as always, but picked up a silly booking.
PAUL POGBA – 6
Quiet yet effective. Bossed the midfield, and distributed the ball well with his usual sublime long passes.
JUAN MATA – 7
Combined with Mkhitaryan beautifully to score United’s third. Could’ve added another to his name, but it wasn’t to be.
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN – 8
His brilliance helped United in securing the lead, and the entire side looked much comfortable from then onwards. Also assisted Mata’s goal with a smooth one-two. Man of the Match, difference-maker, and a terrific signing.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 6
Had a quiet day. Had a decent attempt on target, and his speed caused problems in the Foxes’ defence.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC – 7
Scored a delightful goal, and was much more involved on the night than usual. Defended corners too, and was thoroughly influential.
DALEY BLIND – 6
Had some troubles, but did the job nonetheless.
MAROUANE FELLAINI – 6
Was sent on to help the defence keep a clean sheet, which he successfully did.
ASHLEY YOUNG – NA