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Manchester City vs Leicester City (2-5): Match Summary and Analysis

How did both teams set up?

[player 159142] started in goal for [team 9]. The back four consisted of [player 911] and [player 96183] at full-backs with [player 96183] and [player 1869] partnering in the center. [player 1408] and [player 186910] were the two protecting midfielders with [player 1371] deployed in an advanced no.10 role. [player 971] and [player 336133] provided the width while [player 802] started up-front in a fluid Manchester City attack.

[team 42] started with a back five with [player 12514] and [player 62337] as the wing-backs. [player 32574], [player 612], and [player 1573] were the three center backs. The midfield four had [player 4679] and [player 62342] as the sitting midfielders while [player 10601] and [player 61654] played wide. Talisman [player 1182] started upfront in a 5-4-1. (fixture details: [fixture 16924620] )

Manchester City’s horrible defending

Once again, Manchester City lost a match because of their inability to deal with pace. City scored 4’ minute through Riyad Mahrez but saw the lead canceled by a Jamie Vardy penalty. Vardy then scored two in the second half with Maddison and Tielemans, adding another two. Manchester City’s defensive pairing of young Eric Garcia and Nathan Ake was expected to have enough legs to deal with Leicester’s counter-attacks. However, it was an absolute collapse from the home side.

City enjoyed so much of the ball as they recorded 71% of possession but could not open up a well-drilled Leicester defense. They took a total of 16 shots, but a lot of them were hopeful attempts from a long way out. As the stats prove, out of those 16 shots, 10 were taken from outside the box.

On the whole, [coach 455361] has got to sign a defender before the window closes. If not, then City might lose more games like they did last night. 

Leicester City keep getting better

Despite finishing 5th last season, it was an excellent season for the Foxes. Under [coach 896460], the Foxes have kept improving in all departments. With three wins in a row, Leicester City lead the table with maximum points.

In yesterday’s game, Brendan Rodgers got his game plan spot on. Once again, he utilized Jamie Vardy’s electric pace to perfection. [player 5319]’s absence was said to be critical against an attacking team like City. However, Namplays Mendy and Youri Tielemans did an exceptional job of protecting the backline. Dennis Praet’s movement was eye-catching as the Belgian made some quality runs, creating space for the onrushing Timothy Castagne.

Harvey Barnes was a constant threat down the left side. The youngster played the crucial pass, which led to the first penalty. Jamie Vardy scored his ninth goal in nine matches against Manchester City.

The Foxes were ruthless in taking their chances. They took 7 shots, and all of them were on target. Amazingly, 5 out of those 7 resulted in a goal that shows the required ruthlessness needed in the [league 8] and especially against the bigger sides.

Overall, exciting times for the Foxes as they go again to break into the [league 2] spots this season.

A demolishing loss for Guardiola’s men and an overwhelming performance by the Foxes

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