Manchester City achieved their 10th league win in a row as they put in yet another dominant performance against a resilient Leicester side in a 2-0 victory.
Pep Guardiola’s men came into this game on the back of an impressive 3-1 win over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, as the Premier League went into another international break. Opponents Leicester City could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Stoke City as new manager Claude Puel goes into his second spell as a Premier League manager.
The Citizens took the lead on the stroke of half-time as a disguised through-ball from Raheem Sterling found David Silva, who played the ball off to Gabriel Jesus to tap home for 1-0. After the break, Harry Maguire’s effort hit the post via a deflection from Fabian Delph. From that chance, City retaliated as Leroy Sane’s cut-back found Kevin De Bruyne, who hit a rasping shot past Kasper Schmeichel to put the away side in full control.
The only downside to this victory was an unfortunate injury to one of City’s star performers in John Stones, as he looks set to miss up to six weeks of action after pulling his hamstring in the first half. Guardiola will hope the partnership of the returning Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi can stick together throughout the gruelling winter period.
Here are our player ratings from the match.