Leicester face tall order tomorrow


THERE is a fascinating FA Cup tie at the King Power Stadium on the cards, where Manchester United will visit Leicester City tomorrow in a game that features second versus third in the Premier League standings.

Both are sitting pretty in the Premiership, with only one point separating them.

Leicester know that this is their last shot at silverware this season, while Man United are also still in the Europa League.

These sides came to a 2-2 draw in the league in December, and after tomorrow’s clash will meet again at Old Trafford in the reverse leg of the league fixture on May 11.

With this, tomorrow’s winners will benefit immensely from a psychological edge as both battle to finish runners-up behind Premier League leaders and champions-elect Man City.

United will start with an edge. They have shown some good form in recent weeks, particularly with that impressive away record that is now at 23 games unbeaten in all competitions.

But Cup games sometimes discard the form book and leave the favourites embarrassed. United themselves know this from experience and are unlikely treat Leicester lightly – not unless they want to leave the King Power with their faces the same colour as their home kit.

In the other FA Cup games this weekend, Sky Bet Championship outfit Bournemouth are at home to Southampton today, while Chelsea welcome Sheffield United in an all-Premiership tie.

The London derby between West Ham and Arsenal tomorrow is the pick of the three league games scheduled. In the other two, Newcastle travel to Brighton today and Aston Villa are at home against Spurs tomorrow. FIXTURES

Premier League

Today

Brighton vs Newcastle

Tomorrow

West Ham vs Arsenal

Aston Villa vs Spurs

FA CupTodayBournemouth vs Southampton

Everton vs Man City

Tomorrow

Chelsea vs Sheff Utd

Leicester vs Man Utd

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