Manchester City resumed business as usual after the international break as they eased past Leicester 2-0 in the King Power Stadium. Goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus gave City victory over the side which had defeated them 5-2 earlier in the season.
Manchester City are the runaway leaders in the Premier league and the result meant that they only need 11 points more to secure the title this season. The number of points can reduce if second placed United drop points in any of their remaining matches.
Manchester City need 11 points from their remaining 7 games to win the Premier League this season
Manchester City thought they had the lead inside 5 minutes as Fernandinho scored from over 30 yards but the goal was disallowed following a VAR check for offside. Sergio Aguero apparently impaired Leicester City’s goalkeeper by standing in an offside position.
The Premier league leaders held onto possession but lacked attacking impetus as Sergio Aguero and Jesus failed to link up between themselves in the initial stages of the half. City grew into the game and Kevin De Bruyne hit the crossbar from a free-kick attempt just on the half-hour mark.
Leicester City had a goal disallowed in the final moments of the half as Vardy scored from an offside position. Manchester City eventually took the lead in the 58th minute courtesy of a rare goal from left-back Benjamin Mendy who curled his right footed effort past Schmeichel.
Gabriel Jesus doubled City’s advantage from a tap-in as Raheem Sterling squared the ball into his path in front of goal. But the goal was all about an inch-perfect Kevin De Bruyne pass through the middle to begin the move.
Leicester City missed their chances of capitalizing on Chelsea’s earlier 5-2 defeat against West Brom and currently sit 3rd on the Premier league table with 56 points.
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