Man Utd secure remarkable third-place finish and end Leicester dreams

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Manchester United secured a return to Champions League football after claiming a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday.

The Red Devils needed a point from the King Power Stadium to confirm a top-four finish and end the Foxes’ dreams, who needed to win thanks to Chelsea’s victory over Wolves.

And the game was evenly poised until 71 minutes when Bruno Fernandes scored from the penalty spot after Anthony Martial was brought down by Jonny Evans and Wes Morgan.

Both sides had their chances, with Kasper Schmeichel denying Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy heading off the woodwork.

Leicester were left with a man down for the final few minutes after Jonny Evans’ wild lunge on Scott McTominay.

Schmeichel confirmed United’s triumph shortly after when he tried to dribble past Jesse Lingard and instead allowed the midfielder to score into an empty net.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have now finished fifth after being in the top-four for large parts of the season.

Ending the season in third is an amazing achievement from United having sat 14 points behind Leicester on February 1.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will now turn their attention towards winning the Europa League in August.

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