Man City slides third with loss to Leicester
- Bernardo scores early
- Albrighton levels it
- Ricardo wins it for Foxes
- Delph sent off
Ricardo’s outstanding second half goal gave hosts Leicester City a memorable win as Manchester City lost for the second-straight match and dipped to third on the Premier League table with a 2-1 loss at King Power Stadium on Boxing Day.
Marc Albrighton and Ricardo Pereira scored for Leicester City, who moves 7th with 28 points.
Fabian Delph was given a late red card for Man City, who led 1-0 through a Bernardo Silva goal.
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City broke Leicester down for the first time in the 14th minute, with Bernardo finishing his chance after Aymeric Laporte’s incisive pass was flicked into his path by Sergio Aguero.
Albrighton surprised Ederson and City to make it 1-1 with a picture perfect header across goal and inside the far post in the 20th minute. Jamie Vardy’s cross served as the assist.
City had several big chances to make it 2-1, but the biggest threat of the remaining play came when Ederson had to stop Jamie Vardy and Hamza Choudhury.
The 82nd minute found the winner, as Sane cleared a Leicester City corner kick just outside the 18. Ricardo settled it then hit a seeing-eye rocket through a sea of players and inside the far post to give Leicester a fairly deserved lead.
Aguero was particularly wasteful on the day, still finding his rhythm after a break from the team.
By the way, Pep, this stat ain’t that legendary:
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1 - Man City have conceded with the first shot they've faced in three of their last four Premier League games. Leaky.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2018
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