Sep 21, 2014 at 1.30pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
Man UtdManchester United
Ulloa (17', 83' pen.), Nugent (62' pen.), Cambiasso (64'), Vardy (79')
de Laet (33')
FT(HT: 1-2)
van Persie (13'), di Maria (16'), Herrera (57')
Rooney (83')
Blackett (83')

Half-Time Report: Manchester United edging Leicester City

Radamel Falcao of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
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Manchester United lead Leicester City 2-1 at the halfway point of their Premier League clash thanks to goals from Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria.

Manchester United are beating Leicester City 2-1 at the halfway point of this afternoon's Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

The home side were quickest out of the starting blocks, with Esteban Cambiasso lofting a free kick 35 yards into the Red Devils box which Wes Morgan failed to connect with.

Two minutes later, Jonny Evans had to be alert to thwart Leonardo Ulloa, deflecting a header destined for net out for a corner.

Louis van Gaal's side burst into life in the 11th minute, when Angel di Maria played a deft pass to Robin van Persie, sending the Dutchman clear through on goal, but Kasper Schmeichel was able to save.

United did not have to wait long to break the deadlock, however, as Radamel Falcao shook off Ritchie de Laet before sending a cross the way of Van Persie, who made no mistake with a header from close range.

Just three minutes later, the Red Devils doubled their lead in spectacular fashion, as record signing Di Maria sent a perfectly-weighted chip over the stationary Schmeichel.

Leicester struck back immediately, with Jamie Vardy racing down the other end and crossing for Ulloa, whose pinpoint header left David de Gea helpless.

United nearly reestablished their two-goal lead when Daley Blind lashed a volley towards goal from 30 yards out, but Schmeichel was able to scamper across his line to hold.

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal takes his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014
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