Manchester City won their fourth away game of the League against Leicester in a game too short to be called. Leicester City came close many times, but the City defensive wall refused to move.
Manchester City started the season with a loss to Spurs but have done well in the next two opening games before the international break. City have scored 5 goals each against Norwich and Arsenal and have not conceded a single goal against them.
A win against a team of Leicester City caliber will reassure their fans that they are in control and are reaching for the trophy against the tough competition in the Premier League this time around.
Leicester City still haven’t found the consistency they were looking for after losing horrific in the second game to West Ham. Leicester City played at home and a win against the defending champions was just the right thing to get going after the international break.
It was a goalless but entertaining affair in the first half and while Manchester City dominated possession as always, Leicester would be pleased with their performance so far. Leicester City has been solid on the counter so far as City is constantly looking for that magical moment.
City have made many shots on goal, but they rarely reach the goalkeeper as their shots were blocked by the Leicester defenders. City would hope for a better performance when it comes to finishing the ball as their overall play was almost excellent.
Bernardo Silva found the net in the 61st minute after a long Cancelo shot was deflected in the box and Silva was in the right place at the right time to save the ball. Leicester opened further and began to push forward after conceding but failed to cheer up the home fans in the end.
FERRAN TORRES NOT READY yet
It was a frustrating game for the City fans as they had nothing to show even after creating countless opportunities. Against weaker opponents, Ferran Torres did well as his positioning was good enough to beat the opposing defenders.
Leicester’s backline was at the head of Torres and they never let the False-9 get comfortable on the ball. City kept trying to find Torres in the penalty area and when that failed the attackers simply began firing shots from far away, which the Foxes easily blocked.
Torres was substituted off after they scored their opening goal and the player went to the locker room after a disappointing game.
FOXES STRONG ON THE COUNTER
Leicester City didn’t have much possession given their opponents, but their counterattacks were on point and enough to worry City’s defense. Jamie Vardy’s pace and work on the ball killed him as he shot across the pitch and pierced City defenders.
James Maddison and Harvey Barnes were on the edge of the box ready for Vardy’s throw-in, and despite not scoring a goal, they came close more than often. Ruben Dias and Laporte need to be quicker both physically and mentally while fending off the counterattack as City plays their defense so far ahead.
IMPORTANT REPLACEMENT BY RODGERS
Brendan Rodgers obeyed some key substations in the second half, which had a positive effect on their game. Iheanacho and Lookman took to the field hoping to level the game, and to do that they had to be more aggressive and dominant against the mighty City.
They made their game more open by pushing more players forward and the pace of Lookman and Iheanacho was a huge plus for the home side as they brought the ball forward with ease.
With Leicester approaching a goal, Guardiola replaced Gabriel Jesus and put in Fernandino as the seasoned midfielder was good enough to fend off Leicester’s exciting and young attacking line-up.