LONDON (Reuters) – Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fought back to beat Manchester United 5-3 on Sunday in one of the most astonishing Premier League matches for years at the King Power Stadium.
Manchester United led 2-0 and 3-1 during the course of the game but finished with 10 men after young defender Tyler Blackett was sent off after 83 minutes.
In the other early match West Bromwich Albion climbed off the bottom of the table when they won their first match of the season, 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.
But all of the drama came at Leicester where United raced into a 2-0 lead after 16 minutes with a header from Robin van Persie and a brilliant chip from Angel di Maria.
Leicester struck back immediately when a Jamie Vardy cross found Leonardo Ulloa who headed past David De Gea from 10 metres out.
United then appeared to have secured all three points when Ander Herrera made it 3-1 after 57 minutes.
Leicester immediately struck back again when David Nugent scored from the spot after 62 minutes before Esteban Cambiasso equalised with a low left shot two minutes later to make it 3-3.
Vardy then turned the game Leicester’s way with their fourth before Ulloa cracked home the fifth from the spot after Blackett was sent off.
The only goal at White Hart Lane came after 74 minutes when James Morrison rose unmarked to head home a corner to give West Brom all three points for the first time this season.
In Sunday’s later matches champions Manchester City were facing league leaders Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium while Everton were playing Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.