This Saturday Leicester welcomed Manchester City at King Power Stadium for matchday 27 of the Premier League. In a direct confrontation for the second place, the Citizens left the field with the 3 points in a 1-0 victory, thanks to substitute Gabriel Jesus’ goal.
The match started with a lot of intensity, and with the home fans euphoric. In the first minutes, Leicester had a great chance when Iheanacho found Vardy. However, the striker, who hasn’t scored in his last nine matches, hit the post. Pep Guardiola’s men soon started to control the match and create with Gundogan and Mahrez, forcing goalkeeper Schmeichel to make some good saves.
At the injury time of the first half, City opened the scoring with Aguero, after an assist from De Bruyne, however, the Argentine was in an offside position and the goal was ruled out.
During the second half, the highlight was certainly Kasper Schmeichel, who made great saves. And he had his moment to shine when VAR checked a play after a corner and saw a handball from Praet. Aguero stepped up to take the pen, but there was the Danish goalkeeper to avoid the goal and overcome his father in penalty kicks saved in the Premier League.
Unfortunately, that didn’t avoid the Foxes’ defeat. At the 77th minute, Gabriel Jesus came in the place of Aguero, and the Brazilian needed just 4 minutes to change the scoring of the match. After receiving a pass from Mahrez, he slotted a composed finish beyond Schmeichel at the near post and gave the victory to the visitors.
With this result, Manchester City is isolated in the 2nd position of the Premier League, being now 7 points ahead from Leicester, the third place. The difference to leader Liverpool is from almost 20 points, and the Reds will still play on Monday.
The Citizens have now an important match, in which they will travel to Madrid to face Zidane’s men for the round of 16 of the Champions League. Leicester, on the other hand, will rest the week and prepare for their match against Norwich, away, for matchday 28 of the Premier League.