That’s right—Manchester City is closer to win the EPL as the team toppled Leicester in the latest game! To know the widening gap in the Premier League, read on!
The highlight of Leicester 0 – 2 Man City
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola bagged another 3 points from their 2 – 0 win against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
Leicester, who is currently 3rd in the league rankings, struggled to find answers to stop the red-hot Manchester City, who currently has a 17-point lead over the 2nd placer Manchester City.
Manchester City’s Fernandinho started the night by finding the bottom of the at the 5-minute mark. However, the referee’s assistant spoiled their celebration as the offside flag was hoisted.
The goal was disallowed as Sergio Aguero was caught in an offside position. Kevin de Bruyne was awarded a free-kick at the 22-minute mark as he was fouled by Wilfred Ndidi.
de Bruyne botched the free-kick and Leicester’s Timothy Castagne clears the ball. Another free-kick was awarded to Manchester City as Ndidi committed another foul to de Bruyne.
Guardiola’s squad continued their attacks but still came up empty-handed as the half-time whistle blew. The league leaders’ efforts finally paid off as Benjamin Mendy sent the ball past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel at the 58-minute mark.
Manchester City continued their attacks and hammers down another goal at the 74-minute mark. de Bruyne sent the ball through Leicester’s defense and was received by Raheem Sterling, who sent the ball to Gabriel Jesus for the finish.
The second goal proved to be a critical blow for Leicester as they failed to answer back until the full-time whistle blew. Leicester’s Jamie Vardy had several attempts in the first half for the Foxes but all ended in naught.
Foxes’ manager Rodgers admitted that they got “disorganized.” He further added, “We lost to the better team. The players kept going and we had some good chances but we can have no complaints.”
Rodgers hoped to sweep this season’s match-up against Manchester City as they earlier beat Guardiola’s squad in a big 5 – 2 win at the Etihad Stadium last September.
Nonetheless, Leicester still hopes to end the season in the top four to secure a spot at next season’s UEFA Champions League group stages.
Manchester City’s manager Guardiola said that this season is unforgettable given the run they made for this season’s Premier League title.
Guardiola hopes to continue City’s winning ways as they face Tottenham for the EFL Cup final on April 25. Hopes for a continental treble is up in the air as City is still in the Champions League quarterfinals. They recently beat Borussia Dortmund 2 – 1 in the first leg.
Manchester City will try to add another win as they host Leeds United at Etihad while Leicester travels to London to face West Ham United.
- Manchester City – 2
- Leicester City – 0
The starting lineup:
- Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Rodri, Mahrez, Torres, De Bruyne, Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Agüero, Sterling
- Leicester City: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Fofana, Albrighton, Pereira, Tielemans, Ndidi, Mendy, Pérez, Castagne, Iheanacho, Maddison, Vardy
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