Shaw scores first senior goal as Man Utd beat Leicester to start season

Date published: Friday 10th August 2018 9:51 - Oli Fisher

Manchester United goal

Manchester United got their 2018/19 Premier League campaign off to a winning start at Old Trafford, beating Leicester City 2-1.

The opening goal came inside five minutes courtesy of captain Paul Pogba – the French international tucking home a spot kick after a handball.

The visitors tested David De Gea on numerous occasions, with James Maddison coming close in the first half and Demarai Gray unlucky with a flick inside the final 20 minutes.

Substitute Romelu Lukaku had a golden chance to make it 2-0 in the 78th minute when through 1-on-1, but Kasper Schmeichel was equal to his effort.

Luke Shaw then made history in with seven minutes to go as he hooked in a smart finish after being played in behind, scoring his first ever senior goal.

The Foxes ensured it would be a nervy final few moments for the home side as Jamie Vardy converted a point blank rebound off the post to halve the deficit.

More to follow…


Related Articles