Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: "To beat Man City you have to run like hell. Check out our Premier League fixtures and live … Tielemans took this short to Justin but his delivery was collected by Ederson. With Leicester's second shot, Vardy produced a stunning flick beyond Ederson from close range (54), before again winning a penalty, this time from Eric Garcia's foul, and converting for 3-1 (58). Ake scored his first goal for the hosts with six minutes remaining, climbing highest to a Mahrez corner for 4-2, but yet another penalty fell Leicester's way as Benjamin Mendy brought down Maddison just inside the box. From the set piece, Gundogan has a batter. 9/27/2020 ESPN City v Leicester: Fixture history . The rain’s clearing up, incidentally, so no chance of a weather-related abandonment. Team news, key stats and ways to follow ahead of Leicester vs Man City on Saturday Night Football (5.30pm kick-off). After some slow carousel passing involving Nathan Aké and Eric García, suddenly De Bruyne tapped a pass to Mahrez and his release had Sterling swivelling and shooting straight at Schmeichel. Aguero was a mile off. Premier League. 2020-09-27T13:43:13.420Z Here's how we expect Manchester City to line up today against Leicester Man City 2-5 Leicester (Tielemans 88) 1.12pm EDT 13:12 GOAL! Leicester have three minutes to save themselves. That’s your lot! Half-time entertainment. "His defenders aren't good enough, whichever way you want to look at it.

All rights reserved. They want a penalty kick. Man City made two changes from the win at Wolves as Eric Garcia, linked with a move away from the Etihad, replaced the injured John Stones, and Riyad Mahrez came in for the injured Gabriel Jesus to face his old side. In a season where clean sheets seem to be a rare commodity, Guardiola will still not have expected to see such a concerning capitulation from his side, who conceded five goals in a home game for the first time since February 2003. Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City (Jesus 80) Manchester City break upfield. Despite their dominance, Man City still allowed for gaps in their defence, and Leicester got their chance when Harvey Barnes played Vardy into the box, forcing Walker to bring the striker down. And then Iheanacho comes back on. But Youri Tielemans rounded off a fabulous win, and a nightmare day for the hosts, slotting a penalty after Benjamin Mendy had fouled Maddison (88). De Bruyne really creamed that. The big blow for Leicester is that Wilfred Ndidi is unavailable with injury. City’s riposte was a Benjamin Mendy cross that Delap headed on to the bar. This is myjob. 1.22pm EDT 13:22 Full time: Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City; 1.15pm EDT 13:15 GOAL! We showed good composure and stayed calm and showed enough that we could cause them a problem. "Bringing the game into our half of the field, block off one of their midfielders and you have to be good in the transition to get two or three passes to get out. The home side started the second half the brighter but it was Leicester who stole another goal against the run off play as Timothy Castagne's driven cross was delightfully flicked in by Vardy for his second of the game. image/svg+xml. External Link, FPL Update: Vardy races into early lead as highest-scoring player, Budweiser King of the Match explained and statistics, King of the Match explained and statistics, Watch September 2020's Budweiser Goal of the Month contenders, Shearer: Mendy ran the midfield at Man City, GW3 FPL stats: Top captain pick De Bruyne blanks, GW3 Lessons: Penalties becoming a bigger factor, Watch the September Budweiser Goal of the Month contenders, Given: Rodgers' Leicester at counter-attacking best.

"How many times does it have to happen before City rectify it? We have to analyse and improve.". Liverpool can restore their 22-point lead with victory over West Ham on Monday night, but the reigning champs have served notice that they’ll not be giving up anything until the chase is mathematically impossible. @ArbroathFC @cmonthelichties @Boabskin @Swanks_10 @davidgold93 #montheluchties pic.twitter.com/2kNPd256Xk.

Man City dominated early on and took the lead through Riyad Mahrez's superb half volley with his weaker right foot from 15 yards (4), but Leicester equalised with their first shot on goal as Kyle Walker tripped Vardy in the box; the England striker duly converted the penalty (37).

Leicester then give up possession cheaply, allowing Bernardo Silva to slash a shot across Schmeichel and wide of the right-hand post.

He is a great coach, one of the greatest coaches of all time.

Guardiola’s solution to the absence of the injured Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus was to field Raheem Sterling as a nominal No 9 who was to be fluid in positioning. The midfielder - who had been playing as a makeshift centre-back - is replaced by Jonny Evans. On the three penalties: "Three different players making the same basic error. Manchester City surround the referee. They’re not throwing in the towel quite yet!

Vardy (33y 260d) is the oldest PL hat-trick scorer since Teddy Sheringham in August 2003. This was via a quick sequence in which Tielemans fed Timothy Castagne down the right. Despite an erratic start to the Premier League season across the board, nobody could have predicted what came in the second half at the Etihad. De Bruyne was floating across the field to take up smart positions, one area of his game that makes him so menacing. Mahrez sashays down the right and stands one up for Aguero, but Soyuncu rises to flick a header clear. Yet by half-time Rodgers’s gameplan was in rude health due to City – via Walker – being sucker-punched. It has taken me 13 years to play that way. City shot themselves in the foot with the penalties they gave away.". Replacing them in the XI are Garcia in defence and Mahrez in attack, which will presumably mean Sterling will play in a more central role. It is almost like in their mind they cannot get their head around the fact that someone has got goal-side of them.". City entered the game in full confidence having earned a hard-fought win away at Wolves in their opener, and it took them just four minutes to take the lead against a Leicester who were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Arsenal in midweek. Aymeric Laporte and Ferran Torres were on the bench for the hosts. For Leicester, three wins from three have gone some way to ridding the ill feeling from the end of the 2019/20 season, and with Vardy, even at 33, they still have one of the very best forwards in the game. Big Bird from #Essex, 35 years ago decided to support Arbroath, and today he brought nine of his friends with him to cheer them on. Leicester’s fast start to the second half seems a long time ago. De Bruyne clips Aguero clear down the inside-left channel. 90 min +2: Perez comes on for Fuchs. But keepers are keepers.

81 min: There’s a VAR check for a marginal offside, but the goal correctly stands. "In that position we have to be more calm. Manchester City doing an awful lot of probing. Leicester, though, were to show a tough core. Whatever you want to call it, it is there in that backline. Sun 27 Sep 2020 19.01 BST Man City had all of the ball in the first half, and were ahead via a piece of magic from former Leicester man Mahrez, hitting a fine half volley into the top left corner from the right of the box after Kevin De Bruyne's corner had been cleared. In simulation wins, Leicester City upsets Manchester City by averaging 7.1 shots and 3.3 shots on goal. Maddison, making his first appearance of the season, then put the game beyond doubt, picking the ball up on the left-hand side before curling a pin-point strike into the top right-hand corner. The tactical discipline was good and because of the counter press you have to get your passes off quick. Mahrez flicks delicately down the inside-right channel, releasing Jesus into the box. "He knows exactly what he's doing. 46 min: Barnes is immediately in the thick of the action, tearing into a huge gap vacated by Mendy out on the Leicester right. Jose: I'll check Bale reaction in Madrid; What did papers say? Things nearly open up for him ... but he loses control at the last minute, and the chance to shoot is gone. "Leicester frustrated the life out of City. "But there is more to it than that. Man City predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Ake, Mendy; Fernandinho, Rodri; De Bruyne; Torres, Sterling, Foden. Leicester thrash Man City as Vardy hits hat trick Goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison helped Leicester City to a 5-2 win over Manchester City. 85 min: Leicester replace Praet with Matty James, making his first Premier League appearance for nearly two years. This had Rodgers’s men packing a five‑man rearguard and four-man midfield, Vardy the sole outlet.

But one-on-one, once his defenders get in those positions, they are really poor. Jonathan Wilson was our man at the King Power. It's a first real test for Brendan Rodgers and Leicester, while City are playing at home for the first time this Premier League season. Premier League. City had five shots on target in the whole of the 90 minutes. They don’t really do much with it, but re-establishing a modicum of control is their main goal. 60 min: Bernardo Silva burns down the right and wins a corner. They play very deep. On which subject, here’s Justin Horton: “While everybody is enjoying Top Premiership Football on television, perhaps spare a thought for these lads, who travelled from Essex to Arbroath to watch the fixture at Gayfield Park today ... a game that was abandoned at half-time due to the wind.”, This is what #Football is all about. Manchester City go into this game as undoubted favourites but a Leicester side who have started well will certainly give them a stern test. Both sides opted for two changes as Riyad Mahrez replaced an injured Gabriel Jesus with John Stones dropping out for Eric Garcia, while Leicester welcomed Jonny Evans and Daniel Amartey to the side in place of Wilfred Ndidi and Ayoze Perez. 67 min: Vardy has the chance to set Barnes clear down the inside-right channel, though the situation requires a well-struck precision pass. 48 min: Barnes busies himself in the centre circle and is upended by a slightly panicked Rodri. "We fell behind to a brilliant finish. [We were] anxious... thinking: 'We are not creating chances, we are not creating chances', we got nervous, and after, we give away three penalties. Anyone playing City in the next few weeks - that's the blueprint.

After their impressive 3-1 opening day win at Wolves, we expect starts again for both Stones and Foden while Ferran Torres could be in line for his first league start. He finds Ricardo in the box. Yet what unfolded was a home side who were clumsy of touch and too frantic when attacking. It was 3-1 just four minutes later as Vardy again got goal side of Garcia in the box, going down after brushing the Man City defender, and yet again Vardy dusted himself to finish, low to Ederson's left. Summary; H2H Comparison; Venue "Man City have just become a possession-based team. Mahrez flicks delicately down the inside-right channel, releasing Jesus into the box.

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