Leicester 1 Man United 1: Player ratings as Jamie Vardy sets new record

Player ratings as Jamie Vardy sets a new Premier League record in Leicester City's 1-1 draw with Manchester United

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel Could he have done more for Schweinsteiger’s leveller? You’d have to say yes unless you’re a Manchester United goalkeeping legend. The Leicester shot stopper was paralysed on his line. Otherwise, the Foxes number one was solid. 6/10

Danny Simpson The Premier League journeyman had a straightforward afternoon at right-back for the hosts. 6

Wes Morgan Smothered Martial to ensure the French teenager endured a largely frustrating evening. A good partnership with Huth. 7

Robert Huth The towering German kept close tabs on Martial and Rooney, and the England skipper was eventually replaced midway through the second half. Nullified Smalling’s threat at set-pieces. 7

Christian Fuchs The Leicester full-back played the perfect pass to Vardy for their first-half opener. 7

Riyad Mahrez The Algerian magician danced past Schweinsteiger before he was dumped on the turf by Blind. Didn’t faze the Leicester forward as his pace and trickery kept United honest at the back. 8

N’Golo Kante He had a couple of runs down the wing, had a running battle with Young. 6

Danny Drinkwater A solid performance from Drinkwater. The midfielder had a late effort which flashed past De Gea’s post. 6

Marc Albrighton He was charged with giving Darmian a miserable Saturday evening. The former Aston Villa man managed to get a number of crosses into the area but otherwise ineffective. 6

Shinji Okazaki Certainly left his mark in the opening five minutes: clattered Schneiderlin before a brilliant turn and run moments later. That was as good as it got for Okazaki. He was brushed aside by Schweinsteiger for United’s 45th-minute equaliser. He struggled to defend at set-pieces. 5

Jamie Vardy (Man of the match) The Leicester striker set a new Premier League record by scoring in 11 successive games. Great run to split covering defenders Darmian and Young before he finished past the league’s best goalkeeper. 8

Substitutes

Leonardo Ulloa He couldn’t beat De Gea despite Leicester having a three-to-one advantage on the counter-attack. 6

Jeff Schlupp Good block to smother Mata’s 78th-minute attempt. 6

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Manchester United

David De Gea He was powerless to deny the league’s deadliest finisher. Otherwise, he didn’t have much to do thanks to Smalling’s performance 6

Matteo Darmian The Italian full-back has been out of the first-team in recent weeks, and he looked a little nervous. He was caught out by Vardy’s angled run for the opener. He conceded possession a lot but did offer a threat pushing forward. His ambitious late strike didn’t test Schmeichel. 6

Chris Smalling As we’ve come to expect from United’s most-consistent defender, Smalling was a calming and commanding presence at the back. 8

Daley Blind His uncompromising challenge on Mahrez didn’t warrant a booking. He did a capable job at centre-half. 7

Ashley Young The United left-back looked to play offside for Vardy’s record-breaking goal but couldn’t recover to stop the striker beating De Gea. 5

Paddy McNair He was out-of-position for Vardy’s goal after Leicester hit United on the counter following a corner for the away side. Otherwise, he was pretty solid alongside Smalling. 6

Michael Carrick The United midfielder looked to get on the ball but his passing lacked penetration. 5

Bastian Schweinsteiger The most-experienced player on the pitch bagged a crucial equaliser on the stroke of half-time. The German powered his header past Schmeichel after shaking off his marker. He could have had a second but for the Leicester goalkeeper. 8

Juan Mata The Spanish playmaker was muted for the visitors. Mata had a second-half attempt blocked by Schlupp. 6

Wayne Rooney Another forgettable performance from the England and United captain. The 30-year-old mistimed a headed chance before the break. He lasted 67 minutes before he was replaced. 5

Anthony Martial The 19-year-old was surrounded by Leicester bodies. When he finally managed to wriggle free, his cross booted wide. He looked United’s most-likely to create something, but the visitors simply couldn’t get the ball to him enough. 7

Substitutes

Memphis Depay Blazed a late attempt over the crossbar. 5

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