Manchester City definitely taught Leicester a lesson they won’t forget in a stimulating match as they fight for the Premier League title.
City won the match with a dominant 3-1 win at the Etihad. Man City brought Brendan Rodger’s man to shame as they stripped them of their 11-match unbeaten streak.
Leading scorer of the ongoing season Jamie Vardy, though, put Leicester 1-0 up in the 22nd minute for his 17th goal. However, Riyad Mahrez cancelled it out to draw it level at 1-1 against his old team. Then a spot-kick from Ilkay Gundogan followed by Gabriel Jesus’s tap in from a De Bruyne’s cross sealed the deal for Man City.
Leicester could not cope with City’s off-the-ball intensity and it was De Bruyne who led the way with their pressing. However, for De Bruyne this was a completion of an astonishing season. He has gracefully left the injury problems behind him.
These were the injuries that saw him missing two Premier League games in the current season and it comes without a saying that Man City lost both games.
However, catching Liverpool might be difficult as Manchester City is still 11 points behind.
“If we play like we did tonight we can compete with everyone,” said Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola. “Kevin De Bruyne was incredible tonight – he won the game for us. He has always been incredible since we’ve been together. His commitment is incredible. He’s a spectacular player.”