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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
Plenty of Leicester fans standing and applaiidng De Bruyne as he goes off.
— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) November 18, 2017
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!
As opposed to the midfield masterclass given by Albrighton during his time on the pitch… https://t.co/EDDHbxtzwh
— Colin Hall? (@Ultra_Fox) November 18, 2017
Stat of the Match
This from Opta shows just how far De Bruyne has come since his days at Chelsea
Kevin De Bruyne for Man City in the Premier League:
? Games: 76
?? Goals: 16
? Assists: 34
? Quickest time taken for any midfielder to contribute to 50 Goals….in PL history. ??? pic.twitter.com/RAQxBPrK11
— Football Facts (@FootbalIFact) November 18, 2017
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
This tweet emphasises just how good Man City have been this season
Man City have won 10 consecutive Premier League games in a single season for the first time in their history.
— BT Sport Score (@btsportscore) November 18, 2017
Whilst these two famous figures were all praise for the Citizens
Man City are playing some of the best football the premier league has ever seen.
— Poets Corner (@PoetsCornerUK) November 18, 2017
I think it is safe to say that right now @ManCity are the best team in the world.
— Juan G. Arango (@JuanG_Arango) November 18, 2017
Whilst this tweet sums up just hod dangerous Pep Guardiola’s side are
Man City probably best counter attacking side in football right now. Also a team that can tear u apart building up too. Can hurt you in so many ways.
— Socanalysis (@SocanalysisHQ) November 18, 2017