Man United beat Leicester 2-1 in Premier League opener

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Manchester, Aug 11 (IANS) Manchester United survived a late surge by Leicester City to prevail 2-1 here in the opening match of the 2018-2019 Premier League season.

The hosts took the lead in the 3rd minute on Friday as Paul Pogba converted a penalty after Leicester’s Daniel Armartey was called for a hand ball, reports Efe.

United doubled their advantage in the 83rd minute courtesy Luke Shaw, who knocked in a Juan Mata cross to score his first goal as a professional.

Leicester appeared finished until striker Jamie Vardy hammered in a rebound from close range in the second minute of stoppage time.

The visitors had one last chance on a corner in the 95th minute, but the header went wide and United, who finished second last season, took all three points.

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Reigning champions Manchester City will be away to Arsenal on Sunday.

–IANS

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