Angel di Maria, Jamie Vardy... what happened next to goalscorers in Leicester 5-3 Man Utd?
By Peter Smith
Last Updated: 25/11/15 3:24pm
It was one of the Premier League's greatest-ever games. But one season on from Leicester City's thrilling 5-3 comeback win at home to Manchester United, the goal-scorers on that day have taken very different paths.
While one has fired his team to the top of the Premier League this season, others have slipped out of the top flight or left the country to wind down their careers in Greece or Turkey.
Here, we take a look at what happened next for the seven goal-scorers at the King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014...
Robin van Persie, Man Utd - 13 minutes
After helping Netherlands to third at the World Cup - and heading in one of the goals of the tournament against Spain - Robin van Persie scored his first goal of the 2014/15 season to put Manchester United 1-0 up at Leicester, nodding home Radamel Falcao's cross on 13 minutes.
Van Persie made it two in two with a goal against West Ham in his next outing and a last-gasp equaliser earned United a point at home to eventual champions Chelsea in October. However, after scoring on Boxing Day in a win over Newcastle, the Dutchman only found the net two more times before the end of the season - although one of those was against Leicester, as United got their revenge at Old Trafford.
Van Persie was sold to Turkish side Fenerbahce for less than £4m at the end of the season, where he has linked up with former United winger Nani. Top of the Turkish top flight, Van Persie has five goals so far in 2015/16. However, he has lost the captaincy of Netherlands and - despite making his 100th appearance for his country in October - scored an own goal in a defeat to 10-man Czech Republic as they failed to qualify for Euro 2016.
Angel Di Maria, Man Utd - 16 minutes
Angel di Maria showed his class against Leicester with a sumptuous lob to put United two up three minutes after Van Persie's opener. The Argentinean's scooped finish after a breathtaking run highlighted why United had broken the British transfer record and paid out £59.7m for him.
After two goals and two assists in his first four games, Di Maria was voted United's player of the month in September. It was virtually all downhill from there. Di Maria only scored one more Premier League goal all season, while a hamstring injury in November sidelined the forward until January, when a burglary at his home unsettled him and his family.
After failing to board a flight to Manchester United's pre-season tour the following summer, he was sold to PSG in August for £44m. Di Maria seems much happier in the French capital - PSG are top of the league, primed to qualify from their Champions League group and their big-money signing has four goals and three assists in all competitions.
Leonardo Ulloa, Leicester - 17 minutes, 83 minutes (pen)
Newly-promoted Leicester had broken their transfer record to sign £8m Leonardo Ulloa, who had impressed for Brighton in the Championship. The striker repaid that faith in him just 22 minutes into the season with the opener in a 2-2 draw with Everton and, after missing a couple of early chances made it five goals in five games with a header and penalty against United.
His first, nodding in Jamie Vardy's cross, made it 2-1, and he held his nerve from 12 yards - after Tyler Blackett had seen red for bringing down Vardy - to complete the scoring. However, Ulloa didn't find the net again in his next nine games. He eventually added eight more to his tally - including four in seven during Leicester's remarkable escape from the relegation zone - and finished with 11 goals from 37 appearances.
Ulloa has found his game-time limited by new Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri this season, though, and has only started twice in the Premier League. He scored his first of the season in his seventh outing, in Leicester's 3-0 win at Newcastle.
Ander Herrera, Man Utd - 57 minutes
Signed from Athletic Bilbao for around £29m the previous summer, Ander Herrera showed his creative flair to put Manchester United 3-1 up, flicking Di Maria's shot into the net with his heel.
Herrera had scored his first Premier League goal for United in the previous game against QPR but didn't get on the scoresheet again until the end of February. Herrera was also restricted to just three starts during that period but began United's final 15 games in all competitions and finished the campaign with six goals.
The Spaniard has started six of United's 13 Premier League games this season, scoring twice, including a penalty in the win over Liverpool.
David Nugent, Leicester - 62 minutes (pen)
David Nugent had been Leicester's top scorer in their Championship-winning 2013/14 season, scoring 20 league goals for the Foxes.
His penalty to make it 3-2 in this fixture was his first of the season but failed to spark a run of top-flight strikes. Nugent did not score again until New Year's Day, after losing his place in the starting line-up in November. He only started eight of Leicester's final 28 Premier League games, scoring five times in total.
Nugent was sold to Middlesbrough for around £4m in August. A regular starter for Aitor Karanka's promotion-chasing side, Nugent has begun 11 of Boro's last 12 and has four goals in the Championship so far.
Esteban Cambiasso, Leicester - 64 minutes
Esteban Cambiasso was a shock signing for newly-promoted Leicester in the summer of 2014 - few would have predicted the Champions League winner and five-time Serie A champion would be playing at the King Power Stadium after leaving Inter Milan.
Cambiasso showed his class to make it 3-3 on 64 minutes against United and was mobbed by his new team-mates. The former Real Madrid and Argentina midfielder was also on target in November, ending Leicester's 56-day wait for a goal against QPR, as well as the win over West Ham in April, which kick-started a run of seven wins and one draw from the Foxes' final nine fixtures.
Cambiasso rounded off his memorable season in the Premier League with a goal in Leicester's 5-1 win over QPR on the final day and picked up the supporters' player of the year prize. However, he turned down a new offer from the club and moved to Greek champions Olympiakos, starting in their 3-2 win at Arsenal in the Champions League.
Jamie Vardy, Leicester - 79 minutes
Jamie Vardy scored 16 times in Leicester's promotion season and cooly finished his one-on-one chance against David de Gea to put the hosts 4-3 up with 11 minutes to play.
However, that strike would be his last until March. He did score four in the final 10 games of the season to help Leicester pull off their great escape - including winners against Burnley and West Brom - but five goals in 34 Premier League appearances in 2014/15 gave little hint of what was to come this season.
Vardy's record-equalling run
Jamie Vardy has equalled the Premier League goal-scoring record by netting for the 10th game
Vardy already has 13 goals, is the Premier League's top scorer and has matched Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League games. He'll aim to surpass the former Manchester United striker's mark against Louis van Gaal's side live on Sky Sports on Saturday Night Football.
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