Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City returned to the summit of the standings, following a 1-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in Saturday’s lunchtime fixture.
For all of the Cityzens dominance, the first half finished goalless but the second period came to life when a 49th minute free-kick was superbly converted by Belgian international Kevin de Bruyne to give Pep Guardiola’s men all three points and move them to the top of the PL table temporarily on 29 points (albeit having played a game more), pending when Arsenal takes to the pitch on Sunday.
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FULL-TIME AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City
49′ MIN: Wow! Kevin De Bruyne sends an inch-perfect free-kick over the wall and in off the post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City (K. De Bruyne)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Leicester City 0-0 Manchester City
HALF-TIME AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Leicester City 0-0 Manchester City
KICK-OFF AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Leicester City 0-0 Manchester City
Pep Guardiola has tweaked his side for this afternoon’s clash against Leicester City. Top scorer Erling Haaland is out of this one after picking up a knock in City’s UCL clash against Borussia Dortmund in midweek , while Phil Foden is consigned to the bench. Julian Alvarez and Jack Grealish have been handed starting berths.
The Starting XI of the Foxes will see veteran Jamie Vardy in attack, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are in the line-up as well.