Leicester City defeated Manchester City 3-0 In their important away game at Etihad stadium to go six points clear at the top of the table. Robert Huth brace and Mehraz solo effort were the highlights of the game.
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.
Manchester City 1-3 Leicester City – Match Highlights
[Premier League, Saturday, 06 February 2016 ]
- Robert Huth scores from close ranger after Mehraz put in decent ball from freekick:
- Riyad Mahrez scored second for Leicester City just after the break.
- Robert Huth scored again with a header to make it 3-0
- 88′ 0 – 1 Sergio Aguero
Match Preview & Lineups: Manchester City playing at home should go into the game as slight favourites but Leicester City has defied odds throughout the season and they might just have another surprise which will put title race into total new perspective. A win for Leicester means six points lead at the top of the table and with 13 more games to play “The Foxes” can finally start to believe in a miracle. Having said that City know how to come from behind and win league titles as they have done it twice in last 5 years.
Manuel Pelligrini who is confirmed to be releived of his duties as City manager don’t have any fresh injury worries and he is likely to call Aleksandar Kolarov and Fernando back in the starting lineup. Fernando is expected to start in packed midfield with Fernandinho and Yaya Toure while Silva and De Brueyn are set to take on attacking roles behind fit again Sergio Aguero.
Leicester City are expected to stick with 4-4-2 formation with Vardy and Okazaki playing upfront with Mehraz, Kante, Drinkwater and Albrighton set to play in midfield roles. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on saturday afternoon.
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.