Manchester City traveled to face defending champions Leciester City in the premier league game this weekend on Saturday at the King Power Stadium. Leicester started the game in aboslute superb fashion scoring twice inside the first 5 minutes leaving City totally stunned. Vardy and Andy king were among the scorers. They were not done yet as another quality counter attack lead to Mahrez laying off a perfect ball for Vardy who rounded Bravo to make it 3-0.
Leicester City 4-2 Manchester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
03′ 1 – 0 Jamie Vardy scores within first 3 minutes to put Leicester City 1-0 up at King Power stadium.
05′ 2 – 0 Andy King doubled Leciester’s lead minutes later.
20′ 3 – 0 Jamie Vardy was on target again as Leicester blitz past City in opening 20 minutes.
79′ 4 – 0 Jamie Vardy completed his hattrick with another neat finish to pretty much put the game to bed.
82′ 4 – 1 Aleksandar Kolarov freekick goal came too little too late in 82nd minute of the match.
90′ 4 – 2 Nolito grabbed second for City in 90th minute to make things interesting.
Match Preview & Lineups: Manchester City can reduce the gap at top of the table to only 1 point (albeit only for a day) if they can manage all three points against Leicester City. Guardiola’s will have to come up with a superb game plan as he will be without Sergio Aguero and Fernandino for a few games.
Leicester City on the other hand were hammered 5-0 away from home against FC Porto in the midweek but they did manage to secure top spot in their champions League group. Since they won’t be playing in Europe for the next two months they can really focus on Premier League and try to get out of the bottom places as soon as possible.
Match Predictions: League leaders visiting second placed team in the league and it won’t get better this game in whole of premier league season. Leicester has been breath of fresh air with their 4-4-2 formation and extremely pressing gameplay so far this season. One would imagine so much pressing and not much of a rotation might take a toll on the players but they are committed and now starting to believe in a miracle of winning premier league. The pressure will be on City of being favourites and since Guardiola has been confirmed as City manager from next season I can’t see City players bother much if things won’t go their way, I am going with a surprising 2-1 win for Leicester City in this one.
Manchester City hosted Leciester City on Saturday lunch time kickoff for the top of the table clash at Etihad Stadium and Leicester City continue their fairy-tale scoring goal inside 3 minutes to take the lead. Robert Huth was on target to make it 1-0 while Ryad Mehraz and Huth himself scored against after the break to make it 3-0 and win the game for Leicester with Aguero on target for City in last moments of the game.