Manchester City vs Leicester, Premier League

Tanya Simon
September 28, 2020

Leicester stormed to the top of the league, but had to come from behind to extend their ideal start to the season as Riyad Mahrez's stunning strike against his former club opened the scoring after just four minutes.

It was the first time City had conceded five goals in a home league game since 2003 against Arsenal - a devastating setback after their win at Wolves in their Premier League opener last Monday.

The City manager, 49, believes the post-coronavirus calendar is neglecting player welfare, with three of his players returning injured from pre-season internationals.

Even as Liverpool were raising the Premier League trophy at the end of last season, the bookies had Pep Guardiola's Manchester City as odds-on favorites to win the league this year.

"Anxious.we are not creating chances, we are not creating chances, we got nervous, and after, we give away three penalties".

Saturday's last game saw Danny Ings' fifth minute goal against one of his former clubs give Southampton their first win of the season with a 1-0 win away to Burnley.

From L to R: Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrate after scoring a goal in the Premier League game against Wolves at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, September 21, 2020.

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And when I feel stressed, I prefer to stay home". "I rate Novak's chances as highly as high as Rafa's at the French Open, yes". So she wasn't worn down by a deep run in NY "or even just the travel and jet lag" like many of her main challengers.

Amid reports City could be about to sign Benfica centre-half Ruben Dias, Guardiola could have been forgiven for rushing to seal the deal once the final whistle blew.

"We have to try to see what you have to do to avoid it next time". Of course I feel bad for the guys, for the club.

Ake pulled a goal back six minutes from time from Mahrez's corner, but after Vardy had made way, another idiotic City challenge, this time form Benjamin Mendy, allowed Your Tielemans to score Leicester's third penalty. They face Leicester City later on Sunday.

Lucas Moura's predatory finish on 25 minutes was all Spurs had to show from a first-half littered with chances as Karl Darlow made three fine saves from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min hit the woodwork twice.

Vardy was immaculate from the penalty spot, but the pick of the goals from last season's Golden Boot victor was his ingenious finish for Leicester's second.

Vardy ensured Garcia's discomfort wasn't limited to his headgear as his run forced the defender into a push that gave Leicester another penalty in the 58th minute. They'll need luck, blessings, fate and whatever else they had that season tonight to overcome the sheer quality of this Manchester City side.

With Vardy limping off with a hamstring strain in the closing stages, Youri Tielemans converted Leicester's third penalty of the match in the 88th minute to put the icing on the cake for the visitors.

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