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')

Player Ratings: Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United

Sports Mole rates the performances of each of the players involved in Leicester City's 5-3 win over Manchester United.

Leicester City recovered from 3-1 down to record a 5-3 victory over Manchester United this afternoon.

The Red Devils appeared to be cruising to all three points, with record signing Angel di Maria among the goals, but Leicester hit back thanks to strikes from David Nugent, Esteban Cambiasso, Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa.

To rub further salt into the United wound, young defender Tyler Blackett was red carded for his role in Leicester's second penalty of the encounter.

Below, Sports Mole has rated the performance of each of the players on show at the King Power Stadium.


Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City scores his team's fifth goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014© Getty Images


Kasper Schmeichel: He will not have been happy to have conceded three goals, but there was nothing that he could have done to prevent any of them. (6/10)


Paul Konchesky: The veteran full-back did well today. When the opportunity presented itself he got forward, without ever neglecting his defensive responsibilities. (7/10)

Wes Morgan: Up against some very good centre-forwards, it was a tough afternoon for Morgan. At times he struggled, but there was also some good clearances and challenges. (6/10)

Liam Moore: Similar to his defensive partner Morgan in that there were occasions when he found it difficult to contend with the players that he was marking, although there is little shame in that. (6/10)

Ritchie de Laet: After picking up an early booking, De Laet really grew into the contest and even showed the offensive side of his game, despite being up against Angel di Maria. (7/10)


Dean Hammond: It was a quiet display from the midfielder, but he did show some real battling qualities on occasions. (6/10)

Esteban Cambiasso: There were times when the pace of the game appeared to get the better of the veteran Argentine, but his passing was good and he did score the all-important equaliser. (7/10)

Daniel Drinkwater: Up against the club that released him as a youngster, Drinkwater was always neat and tidy when he did have possession. (6/10)


David Nugent: He kept his cool from the penalty spot to score his 50th goal for Leicester, but aside from that, he struggled to make an impact. (6/10)

Jamie Vardy: One goal, two assists and two penalties won - that, in a nutshell, was Vardy's performance. His manager will find it hard to drop him after this performance. (8/10)

Leonardo Ulloa: The Argentine continues to pay back the £8m that Leicester spent on him with another two goals. His first of the afternoon was a very good header. (7/10)


Andy King: He replaced a tiring Cambiasso and provided some much-needed energy to his side's midfield engine. (6/10)

Matty James: Like King, James was asked to cover plenty of ground in the closing stages, which he did. (6/10)

Jeffrey Schlupp: Not that it mattered in the end, but as the game came to a conclusion, Schlupp had two really good openings to add further goals, but he wasted both. (5/10)


Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on September 21, 201© Getty Images


David de Gea: The Spaniard doesn't deserve to be playing behind such a leaky defence. Leicester had five shots on target and scored five goals - that sums up his luck. (6/10)


Rafael da Silva: He was rightly annoyed that he did not win a free-kick in the moments leading up to Leicester's first penalty, but he then acted stupidly by giving the referee a decision to make. (5/10)

Tyler Blackett: To be fair to the youngster, he was by no means United's worst defender on show, but he did make an almighty error in conceding the penalty that resulted in his red card. (5/10)

Jonny Evans: A foot injury forced the centre-back off early, but he didn't exactly ooze confidence when he was on the pitch. (5/10)

Marcos Rojo: After a promising debut last week, the Argentine showed that he is perhaps more comfortable at centre-back. His distribution, was at times, wasteful. (5/10)


Daley Blind: Started off very brightly and kept the ball extremely well, but he seemed to tire as Leicester got on top of proceedings. (6/10)

Ander Herrera: Another goal for the midfielder, who often started off attacks with his keen eye for a pass. While United have problems that need addressing, Herrera looks to be a smart piece of business. (7/10)

Angel di Maria: The Argentine may have cost a hefty fee, but he looks to be worth every penalty. Another goal and an assist, as well as numerous dangerous crosses into the box. (7/10)


Wayne Rooney: It was his mistake that ended in Leicester's third goal, which capped off a poor second-half showing from the captain. Every pass that he played seemed to be overhit. (5/10)

Robin van Persie: There was an initial belief that his goal may have livened him up, but it didn't happen. The Dutchman looks badly out of form. (5/10)

Radamel Falcao: The Colombian showed flashes of brilliance and was unlucky when his dipping shot hit the bar, but he still looked short of match fitness. (6/10)


Chris Smalling: Replaced Evans, but he didn't bring any assurance to a shaky defence. Quite where he was when Leicester scored their fourth goal, only he will know. (5/10)

Adnan Januzaj: You have to feel sorry for the Belgian. He looked desperate to make an impression, but his side failed to mount any meaningful attacks in the closing stages. (6/10)

Juan Mata: The Spaniard will not have done his chances of getting his place back any good by being robbed of possession, which resulted in Leicester's fourth goal. (5/10)

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson looks on as the players warm up prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between MK Dons and Leicester City on August 4, 2014
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