Leicester City silence Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium

Leicester City
Leicester City

Leicester City has trashed Manchester City in a 7-goal thriller at the Etihad Stadium. The game was a very controversial one as Brendan Rodgers’ side eased past the 6-time Premier League champions.

Week 3 of the 2020/2021 season of the Premier League has witnessed some upset matches. The Citizens lost 5-2 to the 2015/2016 champions in their second league game of the season. This game has dumped the title-winning hopes of Pep Guardiola’s men as they performed very abysmal.

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Leicester City on the other hand has smoothened their way to the top of the league table. James Maddison scored a stunner to complement Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick and Youri Tielemans’ penalty.

Manchester City has placed the hopes of winning the league in doubt with their performance. Leicester City made an impact in the game as they left no stone unturned at the Etihad. In the first league game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Sky Blues did not have a perfect defensive set-up.

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This is the first time Pep Guardiola has conceded 5 goals in a single game in his coaching career. His side conceded three penalties that exposed their defensive flaws. Moreover, this is the first time in over 400 games when Manchester City conceded five goals in a home match. Arsenal was the last to achieve such a feat and it happened in February 2003.

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Pep Guardiola is in the transfer market look for an alternate defender to augment his squad. It is reported that Ruben Dias, Jose Maria Gimenez, and Kalidou Koulibaly are the favorites to join Man City.