|Jamie Vardy will steal the headlines after scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games, but it was a great team performance by Leicester as they drew with Man United.|
At the start of the season, not many would have billed this as a top of the table clash, but that is exactly what it was.
In fact, the last time Leicester faced Man United, the Foxes were bottom of the Premier League, but this time they began the game at the summit and were also chasing their fifth straight league win.
And Vardy did not disappoint the home fans, who turned up in their thousands hoping to see him make history as he finished an excellent counter attack, which began with Kasper Schmeichel.
Dealing with a United corner, the Leicester goalkeeper threw the ball to Christian Fuchs, who surged forward and gifted Vardy a wonderfully precise ball to latch onto and shoot beyond David De Gea.
In doing so, the striker has beaten Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s long standing record and there was even a tweet from the former United striker congratulating Vardy.
However, Man United fought back to end what was a fast paced 45 minutes, level courtesy of Bastian Schweinsteiger, who headed in Daley Blind’s corner.
The second half was not as frantic as the first, but Man United looked the more threatening initially as they searched for a second, but Leicester always looked dangerous on the counter. Leonardo Ulloa was unlucky not to have scored as the game entered the final 20 minutes.
As United pushed for a goal, manager Louis van Gaal, to many fans’ surprise, took captain Wayne Rooney off and replaced him with Memphis Depay.
The England man appeared to have picked up an injury, which was probably fortunate for him considering he struggled to make an impact.
Leicester kept pushing for another goal, but were almost undone in the end by Matteo Darmian, whose shot from the edge of the area sailed narrowly over the bar.
When the final whistle sounded, though, all focus was on man of the match Vardy and Leicester, who drop to second, level on 29 points with Man City.
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