Manchester City provisional leader after victory against Leicester thanks to Kevin De Bruyne

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Manchester City provisional leader after victory against Leicester thanks to Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City can also do without Erling Haaland. Pep Guardiola’s men won Saturday on the lawn of Leicester (1-0), despite the absence of the Norwegian strikerpreserved for this meeting and absent for the first time this season in the Premier League.

If the Citizens were not flamboyant (center-forward Julian Alvarez was very discreet), they were able to show patience against the block grouped in 5-4-1 from the Foxes. In the first period, neither Rodri’s header (13th) nor Bernardo Silva’s strike (17th) managed to deceive the vigilance of Danny Ward. However, the Leicester players seemed to be in more and more difficulty physically, like Jamie Vardy, lonely at the forefront of the attack.

Tielemans hit the bar

Returning from the locker room, Kevin De Bruyne settled the situation, with the help of the post, with a superb free kick 25 meters from goal (49th). The Belgian has delivered a performance on the momentum of his start to the season, and already has three goals and nine assists in the Premier League. Leicester could have come back to score on a powerful strike from Youri Tielemans (54th), but Ederson, well inspired, deflected the ball on his bar.

Failing to burst the screen, City was content to manage their advantage and left the King Power Stadium as the provisional leader of the Championship, while waiting for Arsenal’s match on Sunday against Nottingham Forest (3 p.m.). Leicester remain 17th, two points ahead of Leeds (18th), but with two more matches.

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