Daniel Amartey fail to impress as Manuchester United beat Leicester City 2:1 on EPL opening day

Published on: 10 August 2018

Ghana defender, Daniel Amartey was handed a starting line up in the opening game of the 2018-19 English Premier League season as Leicester City lost 2:1 to Manchester United on Friday evening.

However, the bulky defender gave away the season's first penalty after touching the ball in the box after just three minutes - making it the first penalty of the season.

The resultant penalty kick gave Paul Pogba the chance to score the first goal of the season which compounded Amartey's woes.

Luke Shaw doubled the lead for Mourinho's side on the 83rd minute before Jamie Vardy scored a consolation goal on the 92nd minute.

Amartey was given the season's first yellow card for the offence after fouling a Man United player in the 56th which made it another unwanted record.

He was then replaced by Rachid Ghezzal in the 63 minute which made him the first player to be substituted in the 2018-19 Premier League season.