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Leicester 0-2 Man City player ratings, stats and reaction: De Bruyne shines again as Guardiola’s side extend lead at the top

Manchester City put in a scintillating performance this afternoon, as Pep Guardiola’s side beat Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to nine points.

The away side opened the scoring in the 45th minute, after a beautiful move that involved Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and David Silva saw Gabriel Jesus tap the ball into an empty net.

Guardiola’s side then put the result beyond doubt four minutes after half time, as a left-footed strike from De Bruyne left Kasper Schmeichel with no chance as the away side made it two.

Man of the Match

This accolade has to go to Man City’s Belgian sensation De Bruyne. The former Chelsea ace completely ran the show today as his side stretched their unbeaten streak to 20 Premier League games in a row.

The player’s fantastic second-half goal wrapped up a near flawless performance this afternoon, as De Bruyne kept up his ridiculously rich vein of form.

This tweet sums up just how good the Man City ace was today

Flop of the Match

Despite it being his birthday today, Leciester’s Englishman Marc Albrighton had a shocker today, with the former Aston Villa failing to make any impact on the game whatsoever before being subbed off in the 68th minute.

Although he was playing out of position, this still isn’t an excuse for Alrbrighton to put in the performance that he did.

This tweet from a fan shows just how bad the former Villa ace was today, even if it is a bit cheeky!

Stat of the Match

This from Opta shows just how far De Bruyne has come since his days at Chelsea

Player Ratings

Leicester City: Schmeichel 6, Simpson 6, Morgan 6, Maguire 6, Fuchs 6, Gray 6, Iborra 7, Ndidi 6, Mahrz 7, Albrighton 5, Vardy 6 / Subs: Iheanacho 6, Okazaki 6, Slimani 6

Man City: Ederson 7, Walker 7, Stones 6, Kompany 7, Delph 8, De Bruyne 8, Fernandinho 7, D Silva 7, Sterling 7, Jesus 7, Sane 8 / Subs: B Silva 6, Gundogan 6, Mangala 7

Reaction

This tweet emphasises just how good Man City have been this season

Whilst these two famous figures were all praise for the Citizens

Whilst this tweet sums up just hod dangerous Pep Guardiola’s side are

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