Manchester City survived a huge comeback from Leicester as they produced one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring in the fifth minute before Riyadh Mahrez successfully converted from the penalty spot. Ilkay Gundogan made it three in the 21st minute before Raheem Sterling made it four in the 25th minute. Leicester City came out of the break rejuvenated and scored three in a span of ten minutes through James Maddison, Ademola Lookman, and Kelechi Iheancacho. Any hopes of a comeback were extinguished in the 69th minute when Aymeric Laporte headed home before Sterling scored his second three minutes from time.

Player ratings

Man City: Ederson (7), Cancelo (7), Dias (6), Laporte (7), Zinchenko (7), Fernandinho (6), Silva (8), Gundogan (7), Mahrez (8), De Bruyne (9), Sterling (8)
Subs: Foden (7)

Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Albrighton (5), Amartey (5), Vestergaard (5), Thomas (6), Tielemans (5), Maddison (9), Dewsbury-Hall (7), Lookman (7), Perez (5), Iheanacho (8)
Subs: Castagne (7), Choudhury (6)

Man of the match: Kevin De Bruyne

Managers Reaction

Man City boss Pep Guardiola: “The game was open even at 4-0, it was not closed. They are a big club with quality. Second half they changed the shape. We know the quality they have in the build-up when Maddison can play and Tielemans can play and Kelechi and Lookman, the last six Premier League games we won five but so so difficult.”

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “It was a difficult start to the game for us, really disappointed with the penalty, really soft, so that was frustrating. We came in at half-time, the scoreline for me didn’t reflect the game. We had eight shots, they had nine, but we were 4-0 down.”

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