On Sunday, Manchester City’s attacking exploits touched new heights as they were able to blaze past Leicester City at the Etihad. This fixture saw both teams assemble a total of nine goals, with City scoring the majority of them as they put six past the Foxes. A late comeback by Brendan Rodger’s men wasn’t enough in the end as the Foxes succumbed to a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Sky Blues.
Manchester City explode in the first half.
Goals flew in for free at the Etihad on Sunday as we saw Guardiola’s side getting involved in some heavy-duty in their attacking forefront. To start the proceedings, Kevin De Bruyne inaugurated this goal fest after the Belgian helped his team acquire an early lead in the fifth minute of the game. After De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez walked in with the second goal as he converted from the spot after Youri Tielemans was punished for his foul on Aymeric Laporte.
City’s Ilkay Gundogan registered his name on the scoresheet after scoring from close range and hence saw his team take a three-goal lead within 20 minutes of the game. Raheem Sterling kept the scoring streak going as he contributed with the fourth goal with the help of a well-taken penalty kick.
Manchester City receive some damage from the Foxes..
A power-packed attacking performance saw the Cityzens take a 4-0 lead in the first half. On the other hand, the visitors were determined to make a comeback after a disappointing defensive display in the first 45 minutes of the game.
Out for consolation, the Foxes opened their scoring account thanks to a close-range goal from James Maddison. Brendan Rodger’s men slotted in a second goal as Iheanacho provided a brilliant pass to Ademola Lookman and was later struck back into the net by the Englishman.
After providing, Iheanacho entered the scoring sheet as he capitalized on Maddison’s blocked shot and had fired the ball back past Ederson to trim down the lead to only one goal.
Manchester City gave the final touches in the end……
The Sky Blues did not panic despite witnessing a late comeback by the visitors. Aymeric Laporte added more weight to the scoreline as he was set up by a clean pass by Mahrez and was later blasted into the Foxes’ net to make it 5-3. Raheem Sterling was the last goalscorer in this nine-goal thriller as he took advantage of Dias’ misguided header and had inserted the ball back into the goal to restore a three-goal lead.
After securing another heavy victory in the Premier League, Manchester City will be able to keep the top spot in the league table. Coming up next, the Cityzens are slated to face Brentford on 30th December.