updated 7:33 AM MST, Nov 17, 2017

Manchester United implodes in 5-3 loss to Leicester

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Associated Press
Leonardo Ulloa: Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa, center, celebrates after scoring a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.© AP Photo/Rui Vieira Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa, center, celebrates after scoring a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, Sept. 21…  
LEICESTER, England — Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap its thrilling comeback.


Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 2-0 ahead in the 16th minute but it proved in vain as Leicester came from 3-1 down with 28 minutes left.

Penalties by David Nugent and Leonardo Ulloa — the second after Tyler Blackett's sending-off — came either side of goals by Esteban Cambiasso and Jamie Vardy as United's defense imploded at King Power Stadium.

Robin van Persie and Di Maria scored to give United a great start before Ulloa reduced the deficit in the 18th with a third goal in a five-minute span. Ander Herrera regained United's two-goal lead before its collapse.
 
David Nugent: Leicester's David Nugent, left, celebrates after scoring a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.© AP Photo/Rui Vieira Leicester's David Nugent, left, celebrates after scoring a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

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