Manchester City have gradually built up a comfortable gap in the top match, and against Leicester they showed their class again.
Leicester – Manchester City 0-2
City continued the winning march towards a new Premier League trophy after another convincing performance, this time against top team Leicester.
It was Benjamin Mendy who started the ball for the guests after an excellent performance when he picked down a post and placed the ball leaking past Kasper Schmeichel.
The league leader had control from start to finish, and the quarter before the end it was Gabriel Jesus who punctured the match after a wonderful preparation by Raheem Sterling.
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TV2’s Erik Thorstvedt, on the other hand, was not impressed with what he saw of the match’s home team, Leicester.
– They’re not around. Should one be happy to keep 0-0 at the break, and be so defensive? It’s okay that they meet the league leader, but Leicester are in third place and have been very unambitious until now. It has been extremely thin, the profile said during the break.
The match was a few minutes old when the first situation arose, after a brilliant long shot from Fernandinho.
The Brazilian’s finish crept in past Kasper Schmeichel, but the protests came early from the Leicester players. In retrospect, the goal was correctly canceled when offside placed Sergio Aguero clearly disturbed Schmeichel’s point of view.
It was the guests from Manchester who start clearly the best, and Kevin De Bruyne got a free kick in a scary position after just over twenty minutes. The free kick was taken by the Belgian himself, and he hit the ball in the crossbar.
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Manchester City had full control in the first half. Leicester did not have a single shot on goal, but had a goal canceled out when Jamie Vardy knocked the ball into the net just before the break.
– They’re not around. Should one be happy to keep 0-0 at the break, and be so defensive? It’s okay that they meet the league leader, but Leicester are in third place and have been very unambitious until now. It has been extremely thin, said TV2’s Erik Thorstvedt in the studio.
It took its time, but just over a quarter of an hour after the break it sat for the guests.
Benjamin Mendy was the man who cracked the zero for Manchester City after a brilliant performance. The Frenchman picked up a post in the box, pulled off an opponent and calmly placed the ball in the corner.
– There is a high level of that. Ice cold made by the hill, it came from TV2’s Endre Olav Osnes after the score.
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Brendan Rodgers tried to change things around, but City responded with a monster attack. Raheem Sterling was played through, drew a shot at Leicester players and played across to Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian was safe as the bank, and rolled in the away team’s second for the day.
– Have you ever seen the like? For a playroom he sets up where Raheem Sterling, Osnes said.
Leicester also never get closer in the pursuit of points, and had to see themselves beaten by the superb league leader.
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