Manchester United win Leicester to secure a place in Europe

Manchester United secured a place in the Champions League at the expense of Leicester City with victory at King Power Stadium.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed a point from this decisive final-day meeting to confirm a place in the top four and break the hearts of the Foxes, who were in a Champions League spot for so much of the season.

Anthony Martial was brought down for the penalty from which Bruno Fernandes gave Manchester United the lead.

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Both sides had their chances, with Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel saving well from Marcus Rashford in the first half and Jamie Vardy seeing a header glance off the frame of the goal after the break.

Manchester United confirmed the formalities seconds from time when substitute Jesse Lingard robbed Schmeichel and rolled the ball into an empty net.

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But while Leicester City’s fifth-placed finish is highly creditable and earns a place in the Europa League.

this will undoubtedly be a huge disappointment and anti-climax after being in a position to reach the Champions League for so long.

It will be scant consolation for them that striker Vardy will claim the Golden Boot, as the Premier League’s top scorer with 23 goal.

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