Manchester City returns from the international break with a visit to Leicester City today.
After their incredible winning streak came to an end against Manchester United in early March, City unsurprisingly bounced back, winning four consecutive games before the 2022 World Cup qualifiers commenced.
With seven games left to play this season, Pep Guardiola’s side boasts a 17-point cushion at the top of the Premier League after today’s game against Leicester.
The Foxes were also unbeaten across their last four games across all competitions, and when they visited the Etihad in September they stunned City, winning the game 5-2 with Jamie Varady scoring a hat-trick.
Pep Guardiola’s men were held in check in the first half, but strikes from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus after the interval secured the three points for the visitors. It means that the Citizens require only 11 more points to reclaim the top-flight crown with seven games remaining in their campaign. Leicester remains in third place on the table after being outplayed by the league leaders.
Mendy 58″ opened the scoring as the Frenchman displays composure in the final third to bend an effort into the bottom-right corner.
Mahrez causes havoc in the box before seeing a blast saved by Schmeichel. The ball travels out to Rodri to deliver a cross to the back post. Tielemans attempts to clear, but it lands at the feet of Mendy. He beats the challenge of Albrighton before placing a right-footed strike past Schmeichel.
Jesus 74″ doubled the visitor’s lead and made it 2-0! Jesus diverts a cutback from Sterling into the net.
De Bruyne starts the move with an incisive throughball that cuts open the Leicester defense. Jesus bursts forward and offloads to Sterling. The England man fakes the shot before returning the ball to the Brazilian to finish. and truthfully, the two goals were the least City deserved.
After the international break, that was a seriously impressive performance, and it’s also worth noting De Bruyne received the Man of the Match award for his display.
Manchester City faces off against Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at home on Tuesday. Leicester City is next in action in the Premier League next Sunday away to West Ham United.
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