Man City 6, Leicester 3, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League Cup fixture

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This was a game we all knew could turn out very ugly in the end as we have seen teams being trashed and run over at The Etihad, and within 25 minutes the hosts were 4-0 up, but as strange as it looked Leicester came back faster than you could imagine.

Brendan Rodgers must have said some clever words at half time as the team looked to have found some great momentum and started to shake the Man City as we have not seen for a long time, but it was not to be anything else than a push to get Man City back on track again.

To be 1-0 down after just 5 minutes away to Man City is the worst possible. Kevin De Bruyne moved around a bit twisted and turned inside the penalty box before finishing a shot and in it went behind Kasper Schmeichel.

Then just minutes after Riyad Mahrez converted from the penalty spot. To just make it worse Ilkay Gundogan got the third and the fourth goal was another penalty scored this time by Raheem Sterling. This was like we had pictured it going to The Etihad with a team just put out there with eleven bodies that was fresh enough to play, as injuries and sickness did give fans of Leicester no hope for a result.

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Then to see James Maddison score after 55 minutes with a nice finish made it more pleasing. We then a few minutes later got another equalizer with Ademola Lookman scoring after a great run and showing his speed and what he can do, 2-4.

No one really had any hope still for a miracle, but as we just had said the words, Kelechi Iheanacho showed again what a great player he can be and he shaked the Man City defence before putting the ball in the net, after 65 minutes we could really start to dream again, Leicester had scored three goals on Man City in 10 minutes, showing everything is possible in football.

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A foolish thought probably to think about something special this Saturday as Man City again showed their strength and hit two more behind Kasper Schmeichel. Sterling and Laporte scored on two of their chances and in the end Man City walked of the grass with a 6-3 win.

As a manager going into this game with problems you would seldom see as possible to solve against Man City you need to look at the positives and surely scoring three in such a game is in all very positive.

The fact that Man City made it easy so early also opened up the game as it was no time to just defend after being 4-0 down, and to get back must be seen as very good.

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Brendan Rodgers had struggles and just fielded what we would say as being legs possible to play. This is far from the best selection and just the best on the day as players on the bench was there for emergency and would not play if they were not needed absolutely.

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Wilfred Ndidi, Jamie Vardy and Bouba Soumare were all on the bench but surely not to use as they would risk their health and they just filled up the numbers on the bench. Timothy Castagne came on second half, might have been a key injection as he replaced Ayoze Perez. Hamza Choudhury also getting an appearance as he replaced Youri Tielemans in the 71st minute.

Leicester will most certainly be at a stronger point playing Liverpool next at home tomorrow and hopefully a new and electric performance from our camp could give hope of points.

  • Positives
    • Scoring three and coming back after being 4-0 down
    • Kelechi Iheanacho with one goal and two assists
    • Showing in some way that you can shake the Liverpool’s and Man City’s
  • Negatives:
    • Injuries to key players
    • Full collapse from the very start
    • Difficult days as games comes thick and fast
    • Key players not really standing up and taking charge
    • Yellow cards on Vestergaard and Maddison

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Albrighton 5, Vestergaard 4, Amartey 5, Thomas 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Tielemans 4, Maddison 7, Lookman 6, Iheanacho 8, Perez 4, Subs: Castagne 6, Choudhury

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kelechi Iheanacho

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 72 / 28
  • Corners: 21 / 8
  • Shots on target: 9 / 8
  • Fouls: 11 / 9

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