reacted and remounted (3-1) in the Etihad to the
, the one who threatens in the Premier League rankings in the bid for second place in the standings that still retains the set of Brendan Rodgers in the eighteenth day.
The set of Pep Guardiola, quoted with Real Madrid in the champions league quarter-finals, relinked two straight wins. He beat Arsenal (0-3) in London and now Leicester (3-1). One point separates still third City from Leicester, which already accumulates two straight dates without winning: he tied in his field with Norwich and scored against the ‘citizens’ his second defeat of the course.
The ‘foxes’, a team revealing the course, settled in second place although ten points away from the leader, Liverpool, who are watching the west Ham match for their commitment to the Club World Cup, went on to accumulate nine consecutive matches won before the break-in with Norwich.
In the Etihad he stood ahead on the scoreboard at twenty-two minutes, on the counterattack. Harvey Barnes leaked a pass to Jamie Vardy who undertook a solo career from midfield and lined Ederson’s goal. The English international beat Fernandinho in speed, stood in front of the local goal and bit the ball, which reached the net.
City, who had mastery of the ball most of the time, managed the tie at half an hour. A change of game orientation from Benjamin Mendy took the ball to Riyad Mahrez, stuck to the left wing. He made a hole, drew his marker and fired from the front. The ball was deflected by a defender and overtook Kasper Schmaichel.
It was a relief for the Guardiola team the goal achieved on the brink of rest, which came from a penalty. Ricardo Pereira worked Raheem Sterling into the area. Ikay Gundogan transformed from eleven metres and put the locals ahead.
Rodgers’ team was given the line and conviction to match the match that the Brazilian Gabriel Jesus sentenced in ’69. A great action by Belgian Kevin de Bruyne that focused on the second suit. The Brazilian just had to push the ball into the net.
The win accentuates the bid for second place. Leicester outperform Manchester City by just one point. Away is Liverpool, at ten and eleven respectively, which dominates the competition.
Manchester City faced the clash with Leicester with the following eleven: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Br+uyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling
Afterwards, Rodri took Gundogan’s place in the 79th minute. He also jumped on field Phil Foden, who replaced Sterling in ’89 and Sergio Agéero, who left De Bruyne in added time.