Who stops Manchester City? With Rúben Dias at the start, the Premier League leader beat Leicester 2-0 without challenge at King Power, and remains well only in the lead.
The first part was totally dominated by the “citizens”, as is, moreover, usual. After five minutes, Guardiola’s team took the lead with a kick from outside Fernandinho’s area. However, the move was canceled due to the position of Aguero, who, out of play, prevented Schmeichel from seeing the ball go. Shortly after, it was the Argentine, back in the starting lineup, who wasted 1-0.
Then came Kevin De Bruyne’s genius. The Belgian international made the “foxes” goal tremble and later, he was inches from a beautiful goal in an arc kick. In between, Leicester’s Danish goalkeeper denied Mahrez a goal with a footed save.
Despite the undisputed superiority, Leicester created an excellent occasion by falling from the first half. However, Vardy was slightly ahead before Ayoze’s pass and the goal didn’t count.
In the second half, Manchester City finally broke the opposition through the unlikely Mendy. The French left-back dribbled Albrighton in the area and shot with the worst foot, the right, to the bottom of Schmeichel’s goal (58m).
João Cancelo and Bernardo Silva watched the performance of their teammates from the bench. Guardiola made the first substitution after 63 minutes, replacing Sterling for Aguero. It was precisely the Englishman who assisted Gabriel Jesus to 0-2 following an excellent pass by Kevin De Bruyne.
In turn, Ricardo Pereira was launched by Brendan Rodgers in the 71st minute and was close to assisting Maddison for the goal of honor of the «foxes». However, the shooting of the talented Englishman ended up in Ederson’s gloves.
With this victory, Manchester City added 74 points and increased the advantage to second-placed Manchester United to 17, who only plays this Sunday. In turn, Leicester can see West Ham and Tottenham approach the podium.
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