Manchester City take on Leicester City in the premier league game on Saturday afternoon, 13 May 2017 at Etihad Stadium. Its a massive game for City and their chances of qualifying for top four and a win will put them in commanding position to retain their place in the champions league qualifying places. They are currently 3 points ahead of Arsenal while just 1 behind Liverpool in third place. Leicester City on the other hand don’t have much to play for and they might give it a right go making it interesting prospect for neutrals. The game will kickoff at around 12:30 uk time. We will have match highlights of this game right here on this page.
Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City Highlights
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
29′ 1 – 0 David Silva scores the opening goal at half hour mark to put City on their way in crucial premier league game.
36′ 2 – 0 Gabriel Jesus converted the penalty to make it 2-0 and at that point, City were cruising.
42′ 2 – 1 Shinji Okazaki scored what was a stunning first time volley goal from Albrighton’s wiped in cross.
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 4-2 Manchester City – 10 December 2016
[ 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.
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.