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If you’re looking for a game of contrasting styles, Leicester đô thị vs Manchester đô thị was it và Bernardo Silva was the hero for Pep Guardiola’s silky side.

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The Portuguese playmaker struck in the second half to lớn seal a third-straight win for Man City, và they had several chances to win by a more comfortable scoreline.

That said, Leicester were dangerous on the counter as Jamie Vardy had a goal disallowed for offside, Harvey Barnes clipped the bar & Ademola Lookman was denied.

All of that added up to a big statement win for Manchester City, as their defensive solidity is back.

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Leicester thành phố vs Manchester đô thị final score

Goals scored: Leicester thành phố 0, Manchester city 1 (Silva, 62′)

Shots on target: Leicester city 1, Manchester đô thị 8

Shots: Leicester đô thị 6, Manchester city 25

Possession: Leicester thành phố 39, Manchester city 61

Three things we learned from Leicester đô thị vs Manchester City

1. Thành phố too slick: This was Pep Guardiola ball at its best. Sharp passing, clever movement and bamboozling runs saw Man city dominate this game. They should have won by more & this was a statement of how good they can be. Leicester are a fine side but Man đô thị made them look very ordinary.

2. Counter-attacking Foxes cause problems: Even though Man thành phố dominated the stats (which they vì chưng most weeks) Leicester were a real threat và created some big chances. Brendan Rodgers was missing several key defenders, & maybe that explains why Leicester couldn’t quite build up rom the back like they usually vị as they’ve become a more possession-based side in recent years. Instead, they reverted to playing on the counter and Jamie Vardy caused problems. Perhaps the Foxes will revert lớn a different style, especially against the big boys, this season.

3. Grealish gathering steam: The England international looks lượt thích he’s played for Man city forever. He has slotted in very nicely và he is replicating his Aston Villa form, but now in a Man thành phố shirt. This kind of display is exactly what Pep Guardiola wanted when he signed Grealish.

Man of the Match: Bernardo Silva – Scored the winner but he was buzzing around everywhere, causing problems & always a threat. Looked fired up.

The hosts started well as Kasper Schmeichel saved from Gabriel Jesus, then Jannik Vestergaard made two big blocks.

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At the other kết thúc Leicester were dangerous on the counter as Harvey Barnes và Wilfred Ndidi went close.

In an open, entertaining game, Ilkay Gunodgan’s shot was blocked and Kasper Schmeichel denied Bernardo Silva with a fine save.

City continued to lay siege khổng lồ the Leicester goal but Vestergaard, and others, made block after block.

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At the start of the second half Leicester started well, as Vardy crossed for Barnes but his header hit the crossbar.

Vardy then thought he had given Leicester the lead as he rounded Ederson and finished, but he was just offside as VAR was used và the goal disallowed.

Man đô thị made the most of that reprieve as they took the lead through Bernardo Silva. Jack Grealish was the creator và a shot on goal deflected into the path of Silva, who finished calmly khổng lồ put Man thành phố ahead.

Ederson denied new Leicester loan signing Ademola Lookman on his debut, as the Brazilian goalkeeper came up huge in a one-on-one situation.

Fernandinho had a big chance which came và went, but in the over Manchester đô thị held on pretty comfortably.