City welcome the table-topping Foxes to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 27 September, with kick-off at 16:30 (UK). POSSESSION: Man City 74 per cent - Leicester 26 per cent. Leicester sit top of the Premier League table having won both of their first two fixtures. Meanwhile, Leicester have two key players missing, with both Ricardo Pereira and Wilfred Ndidi not expected to return soon.
GOAL! Start Date: 27 Sep 2020, Kick off: 16:30 UK. Daniel Amartey replaces Ayoze Perez with James Maddison still on the bench. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices.
The young players help us a lot and we move forward.”, Referee: Michael OliverAssistants: Stuart Burt, Simon BennettFourth official: Craig PawsonVAR: David CooteAssistant VAR: Simon Long. However, they are going to have to really up their level to do that. It's still a pretty strong City side despite Guardiola's pre-match concerns. It looks all set for 2-0, but the forward is penalised for catching his marker as he darted towards the area. Man City 2-4 Leicester (Ake 84) 1.04pm EDT 13:04 GOAL! Leicester have never started a top-flight season with three straight league victories. Preview and stats followed by live commentary, video highlights and match report. GOAL! Delap started in their cup tie against Bournemouth and capped it off with a brilliantly taken goal. Barnes is left in acres of space on the left, but can't jink beyond Garcia who sweeps it behind for a corner. Leicester have had some very fleeting moments on the break. Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in his past eight PL outings against Manchester City. It will be incredibly tough, we know that. He has scored six goals in nine appearances against Guardiola’s Manchester City including a hat-trick in their first encounter. How Will Manchester City Line Up Against Lyon? This when combined with the top-quality distribution skills of their players, makes it extremely difficult for the opposition to defend.
In two of the above situations, we can see Mendy making the runs past the opposition full-backs. All square! The match starts at 17:30 on 27 September 2020.Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers: Josep Guardiola or Brendan Rodgers? How will Manchester City break down the mid-low blocks? With none of their first team strikers available for the match, Guardiola might be forced to draft in academy prospect – Liam Delap. At such a tender age, he needs more time to get acclimated to the pace of senior-level football and will be a strong candidate to come off the City bench if they need a goal or physical presence late on. The referee eventually gives a free kick and a yellow card. CONFIRMED TEAMS – MAN CITY: Emerson, Walker, Ake, Garcia, Mendy, Rodri, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez, Sterling... Subs: Steffen, Zinchenko, Laporte, Torres, Delap, Doyle, Palmer. Ever since Guardiola took charge of the blues from Manchester, they have spent a fortune in reinforcing their backline. With a serious lack of squad depth in several key positions, something Manchester City supporters have not been accustomed to in recent seasons, their early title-contending resolve will be tested with another tough Premier League test. Brendan Rodgers won’t be making any significant changes to the starting XI from their win against Burnley. He manages to bamboozle opponents even when he's on the floor.
Since the Premier League restart in June, we have won 12 of our 16 matches in all competitions. As expected, Wilfred Ndidi, misses out through injury, but the visitors are buoyed by the return of Jonny Evans in his place.
Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Manchester City always builds their attack from the back exploiting the supreme distribution skills of their backline – including the goalkeeper. With the pace of Vardy and Barnes at Leicester’s disposal, exploiting Manchester City’s high line is their best route to goal. However, the Foxes come into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the League Cup. Manchester City are expected to dominate possession and will certainly create enough scoring chances. Tielemans is booked for pulling back KDB in full flow after a poor short corner allowed the home team to launch an counter attack. CAN LEICESTER FIND A FIRST-HALF ANSWER? A FOXES FIRST? Leeds United-Manchester City Preview: Dias Debut? Laporte is set to return and will surely replace John Stones in the starting XI. That’s their worst losing run at Man City since a five-game sequence leading up to 1961. Ederson dives to his right to push away Barnes' first-time 20-yard strike after a neat one-two opened the home side up. He'll also be happy to have Aymeric Laporte and Oleks Zinchenko on a bench that does include a few youngsters. They score a huge amount of goals from the resulting turnovers. Meanwhile, Leicester won both of their matches so far, scoring seven goals and conceding only two in the process.. Mahrez had put the hosts in front and Ake got one back late on, but Guardiola's men were well beaten on the day. Everything you need to know about Manchester City's Premier League game against Leicester City. Your privacy is safe with us.
Injury rules Sergio Aguero (knee), Joao Cancelo (foot) and Bernardo Silva (muscular) out of this game, whilst Oleksandr Zinchenko (muscular) is also expected to miss out. It's two changes for the Foxes too.
But the question marks regarding their defensive capabilities which lingered throughout the last few seasons and have strengthened despite their 3-1 victory over Wolves. Rodri and Fernandino are tasked with covering for the full-backs and also to intercept any attacks through the middle.
Barnes runs at Garcia again, but the Man City defender reads his intentions once more and averts the danger. Ilkay Gundogan continues to self-isolate due to COVID-19, though it remains to be seen whether Aymeric Laporte will be fit enough after his bout with the virus. Meanwhile, Leicester have. Fernandinho bullets a free header straight at Schmeichel from De Bruyne's delicious free kick delivery. He orchestrates their offence by dropping deep, popping up in half-spaces or picking up the forwards’ runs with his sublime vision.
It is always difficult and it will be no exception. Choose your website language, or follow us on social media in your language, Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com. (Photo by Visionhaus). Castagne charges to the byline and crosses low to the near post for the Foxes hitman to flick a sensational finish beyond Ederson. And it will be the fourth season in a row where it takes more than 90 points, or close to 100 points, to be champion.“. Vardy hammers a clinical penalty above the dive of Ederson and into the back of the net. Manchester City host an in-form Leicester City in the third matchday of the Premier League.Man City registered a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Wolverhampton in their opening match of the season. He's also the only player to score a top-flight treble versus a team managed by Guardiola ( in Leicester's 4-2 win v Man City in December 2016). Tielemans feeds Barnes once again on the burst. Nicolas Otamendi is also a doubt after missing the Bournemouth game with what Pep Guardiola described as ‘niggles’. I consent that the Eurosport family of companies may provide me with news and marketing information about their products and services.
“They are leading the Premier League right now. The above situation shows the play which results in the penalty decision against Wolves. Video Man City vs Leicester City Highlights Premier League. Well watched. They scored the most goals in the division last season with 102 goals – 17 goals ahead of Liverpool. Sterling meets a KDB delivery but can only head high over the top on the stretch. Manchester City are one of the most dynamic attacking team in Europe. PENALTY TO LEICESTER. He orchestrates their offence by dropping deep, popping up in half-spaces or picking up the forwards’ runs with his sublime vision. Man City have a few important players sidelined due to injury, including the likes Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, İlkay Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva and João Cancelo. The defence is a mess. He flicks it to Sterling, who plays a smart one-two with Mahrez before firing a shot from the right side of the box straight at Schmeichel. Manchester City’s centre-backs will find it difficult to match the pace of Vardy. Söyüncü cautioned for a late challenge from behind on Rodri. Fans living abroad should check out our global TV listings to find out how you can tune in wherever you are in the world. They score a huge amount of goals from the resulting turnovers. Leicester are expected to do the same.
Had they been more clinical in finishing those chances, the 3-1 scoreline would have looked much different. Read about Man City v Leicester in the Premier League 2 - Division 1 2020/21 season, including lineups, stats and live blogs, on the official website of the Premier League.
Wow! On the other hand, Leicester will be keen to make a huge statement with a positive result against the Citizens. Maddison cuts in from the left and curves a sublime shot into the top corner. “We play at home. City welcome the table-topping Foxes to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 27 September, with kick-off at 16:30 (UK). BEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE?
Manchester City 1-4 Leicester City … Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between Man City and Leicester at Etihad Stadium. Follow the Premier League live Football match between Manchester City and Leicester City with Eurosport. De Bruyne makes a run between the Wolves’ full-back and centre-back with Foden passing the ball down the channel for him. Kasper Schmeichel; James Justin, Jonny Evans, Caglar Söyüncü, Timothy Castagne; Nampalys Mendy, Ayoze Pérez, Youri Tielemans; Dennis Praet, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy. Vardy (3), Maddison and Tielemans help the Foxes make it three wins from three with a stunning win at Man City. Even though James Maddison started in the EFL Cup tie against Arsenal, he will be relegated to the bench as Praet has been in splendid form in the last two matches. Leicester break at speed. We know how tough it will be.