United hit three past wounded Foxes

Champions Leicester City's woes in the Premier League continued after Manchester United coasted to a 3-0 victory at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

  • Leicester 0 Man United 3
  • Mkhitaryan solo effort opens scoring
  • Ibrahimovic doubles the lead before half-time
  • Mata adds a third after the break

Match summary

Despite a lackluster first-half, Manchester United went into the break with a two goal lead courtesy of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the space of a minute.

Juan Mata added a third shortly after the break as the champions' defensive woes continued.

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FT: Leicester 0 #MUFC 3. Three goals and three points thanks to strikes from Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic and Mata. Nice one!

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Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City sides's problems in defence have been well documented over the course of this season, as they looked to defend their title.

From game one, the Foxes have looked a shadow of the team who comfortably won the Premier League in historic fashion last season – but the manner in which they capitulated against a United side that hardly kicked into second-gear will be worrying.

The Italian boss admitted in midweek that their 'honeymoon' of last season was over, and they're firmly embroiled in a relegation battle, as the Red Devils compounded them to their 13th defeat of the campaign.

Jose Mourinho's men who've found it hard to find goals in recent weeks, found the back of the net twice in the space of 90 seconds before the break despite a lackluster display.

A moment of individual brilliance from Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring, as the Armenian went on a marauding 40-yard run before finishing clinically past a visibly dejected Kasper Schmeichel.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubled the lead shortly after, as he was left totally unmarked in the area to slot home his 15th of the season.

Ranieri responded at the break by hauling off Ahmed Musa and Shinji Okazaki for Demarai Gray and Andy King, but United added a third, four minutes into the second-half.

Juan Mata turned on the style with a instinctive one-two with first-half goal scorer Mkhitaryan, ghosting past a static Leicester defence and cooly slotting home from ten yards out.

The three points for Mourinho's side sees them trail rivals Liverpool in fifth by a single point, while the champions are living dangerously in 17th – hovering just above the drop zone by a single point.

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