An early goal from Marcus Rashford earned Manchester United a hard-fought 1-0 win at Leicester City to keep up their battle for fourth.
After missing an easy header in the fifth minute Rashford made amends, neatly controlling and finishing Paul Pogba’s chip over the top four minutes later.
Rashford was found inside the area by Paul Pogba’s aerial pass, and United’s no.10 fired past Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel emphatically.
The victory means United have won five consecutive away games for the first time since September and October 2012 under Sir Alex Ferguson, and hoisted them to fifth in the table ahead of Arsenal’s game at Manchester City.
Leicester recovered, with James Maddison denied by a block when he looked set to score.
The home side raised the pressure after the break.
David DeGea was forced into action from Jamie Vardy’s overhead kick and Rachid Gezzal’s free-kick, before Vardy shot straight at the goalkeeper in the dying minutes.
A fourth match without a win means Leicester stay 11th on 32 points.
Manchester United go above Arsenal into fifth on 48 points, two behind Chelsea.
Manchester United: De Gea; Young (c), Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw; Matic, Pogba, Herrera; Lingard (Jones 90), Alexis (Martial 67), Rashford (Lukaku 77).
Subs not used: Romero, Mata, Fred, Dalot.
Scorer: Rashford 9
Bookings: Lingard, Matic, Shaw, Martial
Leicester City: Schmeichel; Pereira, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell; Ndidi, Mendy (Iheanacho 84), Maddison (Ghezzal 62); Gray (Okazaki 74), Barnes, Vardy.
Subs not used: Ward, Morgan, Fuchs, Choudhury.
Bookings: Vardy, Mendy, Ghezzal, Ndidi
What Next For Manchester United ?
Manchester United will continue EPL top four race as they travel to Craven Cottage, London to face Fulham on Feb 9th 2019.
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