Premier League: Luke Shaw Scores First Senior Goal As Man Utd Kick Off Season With 2-1 Win Over Leicester (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

10th, August 2018


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Manchester United kicked off the new Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho started youngster Andreas Pereira in midfield alongside summer-signing Fred.

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However, it was captain Paul Pogba who would open the scoring after just three minutes, with the World Cup winner converting a penalty after Daniel Amartey had handled the ball in the box.

This was the third time in a row that Leicester had conceded the first goal of the Premier League season.

The Foxes impressed in the first period, with new-boys James Maddison and Ricardo Perreira both testing David De Gea in the United goal.

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However, the second goal of the game would eventually come for the hosts late on, via an unlikely source.

Luke Shaw was the scorer, netting after an initial poor touch, with what was his first-ever goal in senior football.

Leicester pushed for a reply and got one in injury time in rather bizarre fashion, with sub Jamie Vardy heading in from point-blank range after Ricardo Perreira’s cross had come back off the post.

Alas for Claude Puel’s men, they wouldn’t nab an equaliser, with United getting their campaign underway with all three points.

At least the Red Devils will spend one day atop the Premier League table this season!

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  1. Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

    Wishing EPL footballers and fans a jolly good 2018-2019 season ahead. Congrats to scorers Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, and Jamie Vardy.

  2. Bruno says:

    Horrible defending by Bailly on Leicester’s goal. That’s why I said that United need not one top center back, but two.

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