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Leicester Go Top, Man United, Newcastle Share Points




Manchester United’s 100% winning start to the season ended yesterday, as Newcastle United produced a battling display to secure their second point of the campaign.

It was Leicester who go top of the table, as they maintained their unbeaten start after Riyad Mahrez’s fourth goal of the season quickly cancelled out Tottenham’s opener.

At the Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney had a goal ruled out for offside as Louis van Gaal’s United made a blistering start before Newcastle responded through Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The Serbia striker headed against the United bar before Newcastle’s Tim Krul denied Javier Hernandez.

Chris Smalling headed against the Newcastle post in the closing moments.

Tottenham broke the deadlock with nine minutes to go when Dele Alli converted Nacer Chadli’s cross from close range.

But Mahrez, who had earlier hit the post, replied just 90 seconds later with a fierce left-footed finish.

The Foxes went closest to taking three points when Hugo Lloris kept out Wes Morgan’s header.

England manager Roy Hodgson names his squad for September’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland next week and was at King Power Stadium to check on Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.

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