A day without a big hope for anything than a proper performance and a group of players that made the most out of their performance, as we all know the opponent is “major” and “difficult” and today it was just one team on the field and that was not Leicester City.Embed from Getty Images
Man City dominated the first half and all credit to the Leicester City defense who worked hard to keep a clean sheet and with Kasper Schmeichel making a number of vital saves to keep it floating and just hoping it all would last as long as possible.
A surprise to see Daniel Amartey from start as we would again believe Brendan Rodgers would go for a change in the line up system, but he didn’t and with Ricardo Pereira available you would believe he would be picked, but instead Rodgers decided to play a three men defence, without Caglar Soyuncu it would be a struggle.
Leicester City kept their clean sheet and well done to the players working their socks off and it would have been “lucky” and “unfair” if Jamie Vardy had got his goal allowed, but he was in a clear offside position and then this goal after 46 minutes was not counting.Embed from Getty Images
Going out second half it was all about keeping it up and trying to stop Man City who just looked like a train rolling over Leicester City all the time and some heroic acts from Schmeichel almost managed to keep it silent, but Mendy finally got the goal scoring after 58 minutes and we all knew this was just the first.
Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi worked their socks off but they were not able to keep this pressure off as they was ran over and also Ayoze Perez tried to do as much as he could, a few minor attempts could be counted, but it was Man City that really ran the show also 2nd half.Embed from Getty Images
We had to wait until the 74th minute when Gabriel Jesus was last on the ball before it hit the net, a well deserved 2-0 lead was there to see.
Brendan Rodgers put on Mendy, Maddison and Pereira and especially Maddison showed class in the minutes he played being kept quiet by Kyle Walker who just fought him over and got a yellow for his mad tackle.
This was as expected and to see two goals pass behind Kasper Schmeichel was good, because it could have been more, Leicester City were outplayed for all 90 minutes, Man City are at the moment pure class and when you see Sterling and Foden just coming on as subs, it tells a story. It will be exciting to see if Pep Guardiola also can bring glory in the Champions Leauge, Premier Leauge is all in the cabinet.
- Kasper Schmeichel, really showing class, good saves
- Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi working very hard
- Not really able to fight against a grand opponent
- Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Castagne 6, Amartey 6, Evans 6, Fofana 6, Tielemans 7, Ndidi 7, Iheanacho 5, Vardy 6, Albrighton 5, Perez 6 Subs: Mendy, Maddison, Pereira
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Youri Tielemans
Match Stats (H/A):
- Possession: 43 / 57
- Corners: 1 / 1
- Shots on target: 2 / 4
- Fouls: 13 / 12