Sunday, 21 September 2014

Leicester City 5-3 Man Utd - MUFC gave the game away fumes Louis van Gaal


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Manchester United let a 3-1 lead slip away on Sunday as Leicester City fought back to win 5-3 at the King Power Stadium.
Louis van Gaal (credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Superb goals from Robin van Persie and a world-class chip from Angel Di Maria had put United 2-0 up after 16 minutes, before Ander Herrera extended their lead in the second half after Leonardo Ulloa had reduced the deficit on 17 minutes.
But Leicester hit back through a David Nugent penalty and Esteban Cambiasso equalised just two minutes later, before the hosts secured the win through Jamie Vardy and a late Ulloa penalty.
The turning point in the game was the first second-half penalty. Referee Mark Clattenburg allowed Vardy to barge Rafael just outside the box, but when the United defender brought the striker down just seconds later, the official pointed towards the spot.
United's players protested, and captain Wayne Rooney continued to do so after the final whistle.
The second penalty was awarded after Tyler Blackett brought down Vardy, with the defender red carded for his rash challenge.
A miserable afternoon for the visitors also saw Jonny Evans limp out of the game after just half an hour, with the Northern Ireland international being replaced by Chris Smalling.
Leonardo Ulloa (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Speaking after the game, United boss Louis van Gaal told Sky Sports: "How is it possible to give this game away? We have given the game away. Leicester has proven already in four games that they have a strong character and that when they are 3-1 down, you can play all the game with more possession but you cannot do these kind of things."
On Blackett's red card and the injury to Evans, he added: "It is not pleasant when players are injured or sent off but we can manage. I don't think it is the weakness of our defence, it is the weakness of our defensive organisation from the team. That we have to do better.
"You have to know when you can pass the ball and when you have to get rid of the ball. In this game, at 3-1 I felt we had played fantastic football but then you cannot make the errors we did.
"We have to continue and improve. We created a lot of chances, we made fantastic goals so that is a plus but we lost the game and that is the most important thing."
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