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EPL: Manchester United suffer shock defeat at Leicester City

September 21, 2014 22:05 IST

Esteban Cambiasso of Leicester City celebrates with teammates David Nugent and Liam Moore after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Manchester United at The King Power Stadium in Leicester on Sunday

Esteban Cambiasso of Leicester City celebrates with teammates David Nugent and Liam Moore after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Manchester United at The King Power Stadium in Leicester on Sunday. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Manchester United suffered another defeat in the English Premier League after Leicester City fought back brilliantly to win 5-3 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

After 60 minutes and goals off the boots of Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera, United were looking good to win their first away win this season.

Manchester United led 2-0 and 3-1 during the game but finished with 10 men after young defender Tyler Blackett was sent off after 83 minutes.

Manchester United could feel robbed when they Leicester were awarded a controversial penalty that was converted by David Nugent. Leicester then did well to fight back and not let United back in the match.

Filbert the Leicester City mascot 'cries' infront of the Manchester United fans following his team's 5-3 victory during the Barclays Premier League match on Sunday

Filbert the Leicester City mascot 'cries' infront of the Manchester United fans following his team's 5-3 victory on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

"It was absolutely brilliant," man-of-the-match Jamie Vardy, who was playing non-league football two years ago, told Sky Sports.

"You can see what it means to the fans. We know we can play anyone, we exploited their weaknesses and we got the result. We know we have goals in us and we put our chances away.

All the drama came at Leicester where United raced into a 2-0 lead after 16 minutes with a header from Robin van Persie and a brilliant chip from Di Maria.

Leicester struck back immediately when a Vardy cross found Leonardo Ulloa who headed past David De Gea from 10 metres out.

(Left-Right) Manchester United players Wayne Rooney, Tyler Blackett and Daley Blind wear a dejected look.

(Left-Right) Manchester United players Wayne Rooney, Tyler Blackett and Daley Blind wear a dejected look. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

United appeared to have secured all three points when Ander Herrera made it 3-1 after 57 minutes.

Leicester replied when David Nugent scored from the spot after 62 minutes before Esteban Cambiasso equalised with a low left shot two minutes later to make it 3-3.

Vardy then turned the game Leicester's way with their fourth before Ulloa cracked home the fifth from the spot after Blackett was sent off.

In the other early match West Bromwich Albion climbed off the bottom of the table when they won their first match of the season, 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

The only goal at White Hart Lane came after 74 minutes when James Morrison rose unmarked to head home a corner to give West Brom all three points.