Leicester City v Manchester United team news & stats

Date published: Friday 27th November 2015 1:26

Jamie Vardy: Will continue for Leicester City against Manchester United

Jamie Vardy: Will continue for Leicester City against Manchester United

Jamie Vardy will hope to make Premier League history when top-of-the-table Leicester City host Manchester United on Sunday.

Team news

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will again play through the pain barrier as he looks to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League games.

Vardy drew level with Van Nistelrooy in the win at Newcastle last weekend and will start up front for the Foxes despite a hip injury.

Manchester United, meanwhile, will be without Phil Jones and Ander Herrera after they suffered ankle and hamstring injuries respectively in last weekend’s win at Watford.

Michael Carrick is also unlikely to feature, while Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia are long-term absentees.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is at 5.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Manchester United have won 10 of the last 11 Premier League matches against Leicester City, but the exception was this fixture last season which the Foxes won 5-3.
  • Leicester became the only team in Premier League history to come from two goals down to beat Manchester United in their 5-3 win at the King Power Stadium last season.
  • There have been 18 goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between these two sides.
  • These two sides met at Filbert Street when Leicester were top of the Premier League back in October 2000, with the Red Devils winning 3-0 on their way to winning the title (the Foxes finished 13th).
  • In this match, Jamie Vardy will be looking to set the outright Premier League record of consecutive appearances scored in. He is currently on 10 games in a row, tied with Ruud van Nistelrooy (10 in Aug 2003).
  • Vardy has now scored 13 goals in the Premier League this season for Leicester, equalling their highest scorer in a single Premier League season (Tony Cottee scored 13 in 1999-00).
  • United have lost just one of their last nine Premier League matches (W6 D2 L1).
  • Leicester have recovered more points from losing positions (10) than any other team in the Premier League this season.
  • The Foxes have now scored in 14 successive Premier League matches and are the only side to find the back of the net in all 13 of their PL games this season.
  • The 13 Premier League games involving Leicester this season have seen 48 goals scored, more than any other side.

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