Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Leicester 0-2 Manchester City: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 4 Apr 2021

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Manchester City have long since been tipped as the champions-elect in this crazy Premier League season, and with each and every passing game, they continue to prove why. They were expected to face some adversity against Leicester City but in the end, they ran out 2-0 winners to extend their advantage at the top of the table.

City’s composure

Manchester City knew they were going to have a tricky task ahead of them against Leicester but even after a goalless first half in which it seemed as if the Foxes were very much in the game, they stuck to their guns and ensured they didn’t let their heads drop. They are working at a completely different mentality level right now and we don’t think that’s going to change – because right now, it’s very hard to imagine a scenario in which they’re thrown off their game.

Leicester’s big response

Leicester may have lost this game but the most important factor of this result is going to be how they respond to it. They’re still seven points clear of fifth place with eight games remaining and they should absolutely be on track for a decent end to the campaign. Brendan Rodgers has the experience of what happened last season and doesn’t want the same thing to happen this time around – but it’s going to be tricky. It’s an exciting time to be a Leicester fan, and they can’t panic too much about losing to a team of City’s quality.

Pathway to the quadruple

The idea of any team winning the quadruple in the modern era is tough to imagine but we are getting closer and closer to it becoming a reality. They’re probably going to win the Premier League, they are one win away from the League Cup trophy, they are two wins away from the FA Cup. If they can keep up their current trajectory then even the Champions League is going to be a feasible possibility, which is almost frightening. We’ve always known they’re good, but if they can pull this off, they would be the greatest singular team in English football history.

Match Report

Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Fofana (7), Evans (6), Amartey (6), Castagne (6.5), Perez (7), Ndidi (6.5), Tielemans (6.5), Albrighton (6.5), Iheanacho (6.5), Vardy (6), Maddison (6), Pereira (6), Mendy (6)

Manchester City: Ederson (7), Walker (7), Dias (7), Laporte (7), Mendy (8), Fernandinho (7), Rodrigo (7.5), Mahrez (7), de Bruyne (8.5), Jesus (8), Aguero (6), Foden (6), Sterling (7), Torres (6)

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Goals: Mendy, Jesus

Yellow Cards: Amartey, Ndidi, Ederson, Fernandinho, Rodri

Red Cards: N/A


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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