Manchester City Vs Leicester City
On a memorable Boxing Day at the Etihad, City went 4-0 up inside 25 minutes thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling before Leicester hit three goals. Ten minutes into the second half to turn the game around
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Aymeric Laporta’s header made it 5-3 before Sterling scored a second late goal to seal victory.
“Rolling Multipurpose Boxing Day was a typical match. It was fun for everyone. Another win to keep our streak going. Now we have three days off and we go to the next game.” “We talked about the possibility of coming back in the first half. It was 4-0 and we were creating but every time they got the ball they were going into the third and creating chances. The game was open. They are a quality team.” “At 4-2, the mentality of the players changes, and at 4-3 we are closer to losing and we are in doubt. But we were patient, we had chances and we won the game.” (No (I didn’t expect it to come back in the second half). “But we talked about it in the first half and in the first half, it was 4-0 and we were creating – but every time they put the ball in the final third they go out and create chances.” The game was open. They are a high-quality team. Then it will be changed to 5-4-1. “Football is unpredictable, anything can happen and scored two goals “But it wasn’t because we had much to choose from. I I give them credit.” Sometimes teams are good and when that happens, they can do what they do. “It was a really good game. We could have scored more goals,” he said.
A goal (+ penalty assist @ Mahrez22) and three big points! hope you enjoyed pic.twitter.com/1c7s6ZdVxf — Aymeric Laporte (@Laporte) December 26, 2021
What a comparison! A very important result and a great first half. +3! Come on pic.twitter.com/J8P4Ll3uJ9 — Fernandinho (@fernandinho) December 26, 2021 Hello and welcome to this Manchester City vs Leicester City live stream where we will bring you all the latest news from the Boxing Day match. It’s not on TV in the UK, but we’ll give you all the details here as Manchester City look to step up their Premier League challenge against the Foxes.
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An absolute Christmas game breaker! City were 4-0 up at half-time but Leicester took a 4-3 lead early in the second half before two more goals from Laporte and Sterling sealed the win. City are now six points clear at the top of the Premier League table
After a short Leicester comeback, City upped the ante and Ruben Dias got on the end of a corner and headed into the path of Sterling who made no mistake from four yards.
Leicester go close again in a fun game in Manchester, with an unmarked Mark Albrighton heading wide at the back post. He must have actually been on the net.
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Is that game over? Who knows, but Aymeric Laporte rises above the Leicester defense to head Mahrez’s corner into the back of the net.
Unbelievable! Leicester score another goal!! Maddison’s cross from outside the box is drawn by Ederson but falls into the path of Iheanacho who taps home from close range. It reminds me that it is. 4-0 in the first half!
What is this! Ademola Lookman will further reduce the deficit! James Maddison was crucial as he again found Iheanacho who provided the assist. Are we about to see something epic?
It’s coming back! Maddison scored a goal for the away team. Fiarim started a full-back move, playing Kelechi into Iheanacho, who then made a brilliant pass to Maddison, who easily slotted past Ederson in midfield.
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The half-time break seems to be busy with some problems for the foxes as the city makes life a bit more difficult. Saidagny was headed in by Castagne after Mahrez’s clearance.
Back at the Etihad Stadium, Leicester made one change at half-time when Timothée Castangé replaced Ayoze Perez.
It was a defeat for City, who scored at will. Leicester will need something spectacular in the second 45 minutes to salvage anything from the game.
Mahrez pulled the ball wide after another scintillating attack from City. A well-worked free-kick sees Mahrez feed Kevin de Bruyne and cross to Gundogan, who is denied by Schmeichel.
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Leicester don’t have much of an answer for City, who look like they could easily break down the Foxs’ backline.
Youri Tielemans conceded his second penalty after bringing down Raheem Sterling. The England striker stands up, dusts himself off and scores four goals for City.
Lester hit the beast. Seconds after hitting the woodwork, City go up the other end and a low Joao Cancelocross is pushed by Schmeichel into the path of Ilkay Gundogan to make it three for the home side.
Minutes after going down twice, Leicester immediately hit back through James Maddison. Mark Albrighton was fouled by Mahrez and Maddison rose to take the free-kick from 25 yards, but the midfielder smashed wide.
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Riyad Mahrez expertly turned the ball into the top corner, denying Kasper Schmeichel a chance. Aymeric Laporta was fouled by Youri Tielemans for a penalty.
De Bruyne lifts the ball out of the air before flicking it onto his left foot and then heading into the far corner. A great start for the city.
Raheem Sterling is supported by Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva, while Zinchenko is selected on the left wing.
Youngster Dewsbury-Hall starts in midfield for Leicester, with former Man City man Iheanacho ahead of Jamie Wardy.
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Pep Guardiola is expected to deploy his team for this: Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Aimer Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus. After that, Leicester should start: Kasper Schmeichel; Mark Albrighton, Jannik Westergaard, Wilfred Ndidi, Luke Thomas; Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Youri Tielemans, Boubakary Soumare; James Maddison, Patson Daka, Ademola Lookman.
This Boxing Day game is one of the 15:00 GMT kick-offs, which unfortunately means it won’t be televised in the UK. That means 10 a.m. ET and 7 a.m. PT for US viewers who can watch live on Peacock.
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