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United book a place in the Champions League, while Leicester miss out

Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard scored as Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-0 to finish third in the Premier League and clinch a place in next season's Champions League at the home side's expense.

Leicester, who needed a win to qualify for Europe's elite club competition, must settle for a Europa League berth after a poor late run in which they won only two of their last nine league games.

United finished on 66 points, ahead of Chelsea on goal difference and four points clear of Leicester, who missed several chances before they were undone late on by sloppy errors.

Fernandes fired United ahead with a 71st-minute penalty and substitute Lingard sealed the win deep into stoppage time after a bad mistake by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

United dropped out of the top four on September 27 and only returned last week and manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be delighted with the season's outcome.

Published: July 26, 2020 10:26 PM