Leicester City came from behind scoring five goals to defeat Manchester United 5-3 in their English Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. The visitors were on the board early though Robin Van Persie who headed home a Radamel Falcao cross from close range. Angel Di Maria doubled the lead in a matter of minutes as he chipped a cross from Wayne Rooney past Kasper Schmeichel.
The home side were not going to give up that easily as they found the back of the net themselves through Leonardo Ulloa to take the sides into the half-time break with United leading 2-1. In the second half the Red Devils had the early momentum and extended their lead through Ander Herrera.
But their lead was cancelled out when the Foxes fired in two quick goals; a penalty from David Nugent and a cracker of a shot from Esteban Cambiasso as the scores were leveled at 3-3. Nigel Pearson’s charges were looking like the better side and were creating chances at will. They were rewarded for their hard work when Jamie Vardy found the back of the net and Ulloa converted his penalty to give the newly-promoted side the lead at 5-3 with under ten minutes left to go.
Young Tyler Blackett was shown a straight red for his foul on Vardy as Louis Van Gaal’s side was reduced to ten men. After the six minutes of added time it was the Foxes who prevailed recording a 5-3 win over their opponents.