One of the most difficult fixtures this season, and to see Leicester being very competitive in this game gives hope of a very good season, with two danes in good form. Kasper and Jannik did great.
First half was a bit of an even affair with Man City having a bit more possession as they struggled to get through a Leicester defensive wall with Jannik Vestergaard being good and solid in his first game from start.Embed from Getty Images
Going into the second half Leicester made a great start first seeing Harvey Barnes hitting the bar with his header and just a few minutes after in the 49th, Jamie Vardy had a goal correctly disalowed. But it certainly gave hope of more attacks coming.
Man City kept their momentum and do have a better base of play than Leicester and with a certain Jack Grealish in the team they never stopped being a treath.
We did not really understand why Jannik Vestergaard, the best player on the field, was taken off, and giving Jonny Evans a really tough season first game test, looked strange to take the Dane off and using the as an excuse for maybe losing a point in this crucial fixture.
Just a few minutes for Jonny Evans had entered the field and everything looked a bit unorganized in the back, Bernardo Silva found the goal, and suddenly Leicester were 1-0 down.Embed from Getty Images
Brendan Rodgers tried to solve his struggle with two more changes bringing on Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman, both having a type of impact that should certainly have been rewarded with a goal with Lookman having two massive chances to score, but has not yet shown that clinical goalscoring ability in his Premier League career.
Man City goalkeeper Ederson had a number of good saves, helping to his team win, but again the pressure Leicester put on the Brazilian shows that this club can go places this season.Embed from Getty Images
Leicester tried their best during 90 minutes but against maybe one of the best teams in club football you have to be clinical and very consentrated, but we had slip ups and a few players not really into the job against such a grand football team.
Not any room for Patson Daka and Baubo Soumare in this game shows that it is a massive competition for places, there were no part to take for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall either, but again if Vestergaard was fresh and not having any injury prolbems then to make that change Rodgers did, could have cost points this evening.
Wolves and Norwich, both seen as most wins, and looking fresh and up to it against Man City with that West Ham game destroyed with the massive mistake done by Ayoze Perez, makes this a sort of a mix start.
Leicester will play Napoli in their first Europa League fixture next week and hopefully we will see the same attitude and progress.
- Jannik Vestergaard made a major impact
- Kasper Schmeichel solid performance
- Lookman with promising debut
- A strong team performance and close to a draw
- Brendan Rodgers taking off Jannik Vestergaard
- Bringing on Jonny Evans after a long time out in such a difficult game
- Caglar Soyuncu getting a new stupid yellow
- Albrighton and Maddison not really in the game and struggling
- Tielemans and Ndidi must step up huge in these type of games
Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Castagne 6, Vestergaard 7, Soyuncu 6, Bertrand 6, Maddison 5, Nididi 6, Tielemans 6, Barnes 6, Vardy 6, Albrighton 5, Subs: Evans, Lookman, IheanachoEmbed from Getty Images
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Jannik Vestergaard
Match Stats (H/A):
- Possession: 39 / 61
- Corners: 5 / 8
- Shots on target: 1 / 8
- Fouls: 4 / 11