Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Jesus & Silva Send Pep's City Third

English Premier League

Result: Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City

Date: 13 May 2017

Venue: Etihad

Manchester City moved up to third in the Premier League, after goals from Gabriel Jesus and David Silva secured a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Pep Guardiola's side threatened early on through the likes of Jesus and Leroy Sane, but the Leicester defence stood firm in the opening 15 minutes.

Leicester, meanwhile, were quite content to sit back and attack on the counter, but they were finding it tough to get the ball of the hosts.

City eventually broke the deadlock in the 28th minute when David Silva fired a scuffed effort into the bottom corner from 12-yards out.

Guardiola's pushed for another goal and they were awarded a penalty in the 36th minute when Leroy Sane was brought down by Benalouane. Gabriel Jesus stepped up and calmly slotted home the spot-kick.

Five minutes later, the Etihad were stunned into silence when Marc Albrighton picked out Shinji Ozaki, who turned home the cross with a fine acrobatic effort, 2-1.

The tempo of the encounter livened up after the halftime break with both sides looking to attack, although chances were hard to come by for both sides.

Leicester were then awarded a penalty of their own in the 75th minute when Gael Clichy was adjudged to have brought down by Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez scored the spot-kick, but the effort was ruled out due to the Algerian touching the ball twice before the penalty was converted.

Leicester responded by introducing the highly-rated Demari Grey for Albrighton in the 78th minute as they pushed for an equaliser.

The former Premier League champions pushed for a second goal in the closing stages but City managed to hold out to claim three points.

 

nextarticle

10 Biggest Spending Managers This Season

96 comments

Top 5

Kaizer Chiefs’ To-Do List

21 Jan 28, 2020 01:08 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

UEFA Announce 2019 Team Of The Year, Salah Snubbed

14 Jan 15, 2020 02:46 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

City Back In For Unused Sundowns Star!

34 Jan 28, 2020 01:58 PM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

18 Jan 14, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

No Chiefs Move For Rakhale?

24 Jan 28, 2020 03:14 PM in Siyagobhoza

Bold New R4m Bentley For Bafana Star

6 Jan 24, 2020 11:00 AM in Show Me The Money

Mogaila And 4 Others Linked With A Move To Chiefs?

27 Jan 25, 2020 03:15 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Jurgen Klopp Is A Disgrace'

27 Jan 27, 2020 09:01 PM in FA Cup

10 Images From Chiefs' Win That You May Have Not Seen

1 Jan 26, 2020 06:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Shock Exit! Defender On The Move  

12 Jan 28, 2020 12:18 PM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Mayambela Secures Overseas Switch

5 Jan 28, 2020 03:22 PM in Players Abroad

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 Pirates Stars At Risk Of Missing Cup Match

13 Jan 28, 2020 11:28 AM in Orlando Pirates