GOAL! Man Utd 3-0 Leicester (Sancho 62)

February 19, 2023

GOAL! Man Utd 3-0 Leicester (Sancho 62)

What a beautiful goal!

Updated at 15.21 GMT
15.21 GMT60 min This is turning into one of the great feelgood stories. Last season he scored five goals and looked like somebody who loathed football. This season he has 24 goals!

57 min: Rashford has a goal disallowed for offside! Fred played him through in the inside-left channel, and the rest was a formality, but the flag went up as soon as the ball hit the net.

It’ll be checked by VAR. It’s tight but I think he’s just offside.

Updated at 15.17 GMT
15.16 GMT56 min Scott McTominay, who has been out for three weeks through injury, is about to come on.

Updated at 15.16 GMT
15.15 GMT55 min “Is it unreasonable to suggest that Sabitzer should have seen red simply because of the intent?” says Stephen Carr. “Contact seems irrelevant in this context. That was a nasty one.”

No, not at all – if they thought it was deliberate, he would (should) have been sent off. Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off at City in 2006 when he fresh-aired a flying tackle on Andy Cole. Graeme Souness thought Sabitzer meant it. I’m not sure – the one thing I can’t reconcile is why a player would take such a risk when VAR is in use. It’s not 1984 anymore.

Updated at 15.15 GMT
15.15 GMT54 min Dalot surges infield again and finds Fernandes on the right of the area. His deep cross is headed back across goal by Fred towards Weghorst, eight yards out by facing away from goal. Weghorst goes down in instalments and blooters overhead kick into the Stretford End. He has plenty of virtues, but elegance and athleticism are not among them.