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Manchester United Receive 14th Penalty In The Premier League, 'Penchester United' Trends Moments Later

Manchester United Receive 14th Penalty In The Premier League, 'Penchester United' Trends Moments Later

Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2-0 this evening to secure Champions League football - with their opening goal leading to 'Penchester United' trending.

United knew that victory over Leicester would see them qualify for the Champions League next season at the expense of The Foxes.

While the game itself was a drab affair, United won 2-0 and took the lead through Fernandes after Anthony Martial was dragged down by Wes Morgan and Jonny Evans.

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The midfielder converted the spot kick which was United's 14th in this Premier League season - an all-time record.

Rival fans immediately begun tweeting about the penalty and it quickly started trending.

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United could have drawn at the King Power Stadium to seal Champions League football but victory sees them take third spot.

Chelsea's 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers means they will also be joining Liverpool and Manchester City in the competition next season.

Leicester had the better chances in the first half as United struggled to get into the game.

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However, Brendan Rodgers' side failed to convert and didn't look like doing so while missing a number of first team players.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

United's qualification for the Champions League will come as a shock to many considering the position they found themselves in back in January.

A 2-0 defeat to Burnley in the winter saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under immense pressure.

Since then, United haven't lost in the league and the addition of Fernandes in the transfer window has seen them climb up the table.

How well do you think Manchester United will do in next season's Champions League?

Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports & PA Images

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Football News, Anthony Martial, Leicester City, Football, Manchester United, reactions

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.