Leicester City has been condemned to a fierce dogfight near the Premier League relegation zone after their devastating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
The Red Devils scored twice within two first half minutes at the King Power Stadium to ruthlessly reduce any Leicester hopes to ashes.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan latched onto Chris Smalling’s flick-on and raced on goal past a hapless Robert Huth before beating Kasper Schmeichel with a clinical finish.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic then took advantage of terrible Leicester marking to side-foot home his 15th Premier League goal of the season, becoming the oldest player in the Premier League to reach that tally.
Leicester’s miserable day was topped off with Juan Mata’s finish after a series of uninterrupted one-two with Mkhitaryan.
It was telling that the Foxes were never truly in the game, as they registered just a single shot on target from Wilfred Ndidi.
The result also meant that Leicester, without a single goal and win in the League since the turn of the year, could face one of the fiercest relegation dogfights in history yet.
They are level on 21 points with Middlesbrough and Swansea City and linger just one place above the relegation zone, but could be easily leapfrogged by teams in the relegation zone with a win; Crystal Palace and Sunderland, both bottom in the League are at 19 points, while Hull City rose to 20 after a shock victory over Liverpool.