As it happened: Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City in the Premier League

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19:444 months ago

Signing off!

Thanks for joining me and following today's Premier League clash between Leicester City and Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's men took a step closer to securing a fifth Premier League title with a fantastic performance.

See you next time!

19:364 months ago

Mendy's opener

 

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The goal that secured the win

 

19:354 months ago

What a season they are having!

 

19:284 months ago

Sensational performance from De Bruyne

 

19:274 months ago

11 points required.

Pep Guardiola's men now need just 11 points from their remaining seven games to win the Premier League.

Leicester stay third and will he hoping Wolves can do them a favour against West Ham on Monday.

19:214 months ago

Full-Time: Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City

Leicester had chances in the second half but were ultimately outclassed by the leaders, who have stretched their lead at the top to 17 points.
19:184 months ago

De Bruyne man of the match

De Bruyne has once again been fantastic and is deservedly awarded the man of the match award.
19:174 months ago

90' Rodri booked

Rodri is shown a yellow card for a foul on Tielemans.
19:154 months ago

88' Foden on

De Bruyne is now off and replaced by Phil Foden.
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87' Amartey booked

Leicester's Daniel Amartey booked for a foul on De Bruyne. There was a swing of the arm and the Belgian feels Amartey should have been sent off.
19:134 months ago

86' Chance for Maddison

The ball drops to Maddison inside the box after a lay off by Pereira but he doesn't make proper contact and it's straightforward for Ederson.
19:124 months ago

84' Leicester make final change

Rodgers makes his final change as Nampalys Mendy replaces Ndidi.
19:104 months ago

83' Maddison shoots off target

Maddison looks to get a goal back for Leicester with an effort from just outside the box, but he's unable to hit the target.
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82' Fernandinho booked

Man City captain Fernandinho is shown a yellow card.
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79' Second change for Man City

That was the last action of the game for Mahrez as he is replaced by Ferran Torres.
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78' Mahrez nearly adds a third

A mistake by Jonny Evans allows Jesus to steal the ball and then find Mahrez, who curls his effort just wide.
19:044 months ago

Ederson booked

Prior to the goal Man City keeper Ederson was shown a yellow card for time wasting.
19:034 months ago

More on the second goal

De Bruyne played a beautiful pass to Jesus and the Brazilian played it to Sterling, who squared the ball back to the striker to tap home from close range.
19:014 months ago

74' Jesus makes it 2-0

Birthday boy Jesus doubles Man City's lead from close range!
18:594 months ago

71' Maddison returns!

A double change for Leicester sees James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira on for Iheanacho and Marc Albrighton.
18:504 months ago

62' Man City substitution

A substitution from Guardiola sees Aguero replaced by Raheem Sterling.
18:494 months ago

More on the goal

Mahrez was denied by a save from Schmeichel just before the goal. Man City worked the ball into the box and it reached Mendy, who cut onto his right foot before finding the back of the net.
18:464 months ago

58' Mendy gives Man City the lead!

City finally get the breakthrough goal with a fine finish into the bottom corner from Benjamin Mendy.

 

18:444 months ago

56' Aguero effort blocked

Jesus crosses and finds Aguero who fires a volley towards goal which is blocked by Castagne and behind for a corner.
18:384 months ago

51' Great block by Dias

Leicester push forward through Iheanacho and the Nigerian finds Tielemans, who is denied by an excellent block from Ruben Dias.
18:354 months ago

48' Tielemans tries his luck

Leicester's Youri Tielemans has the second half's first effort on target as his strike from distance is held by Ederson.
18:324 months ago

Back underway

We're back underway here for the second half at the King Power!
18:324 months ago

The Vardy offside that saw his goal disallowed

 

18:304 months ago

Not a stat that will please Brendan Rodgers

 

18:284 months ago

Man City's disallowed goal

 

18:254 months ago

Half-Time stats

 

18:194 months ago

Half-Time: Leicester City 0-0 Manchester City

Man City have dominated the first half but the sides go in level.

Both teams having a goal ruled out for offside and De Bruyne hitting the bar from a free kick for the visitors.

18:174 months ago

45+1 Vardy goal ruled out!

Vardy has the ball in the net against the run of play before half-time but it's disallowed for offside.

He took the ball around Ederson after being found by Ayoze Perez.

18:144 months ago

44' Jesus lashes high and wide

Man City continue to look for the opening goal as the ball comes to Jesus inside the box, but he is unable to get his shot on target.
18:124 months ago

41' Mahrez denied

Riyad Mahrez has a big chance for Man City and should do better as he allowed Schmeichel to make the save.

The ball came to De Bruyne outside the box afterwards and he fired wide.

18:024 months ago

32' Yellow card for Ndidi

The first booking of the game is shown to Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi for a foul on De Bruyne.
17:584 months ago

27' Brilliant football by Man City

An excellent move from Man City sees the ball reach Gabriel Jesus inside the box, but the Brazilian is just unable to find Aguero.
17:554 months ago

City controlling possession

Man  City controlling the possession here as a stat shows them having 100% in the last five minutes!
17:534 months ago

23' De Bruyne hits the bar

De Bruyne takes the free kick himself and comes agonisingly close, with his strike hitting the crossbar.
17:514 months ago

21' Man City win a free kick.

A foul on De Bruyne sees Guardiola's side win a free kick in a dangerous position.
17:494 months ago

19' Chance for Aguero

The ball comes to Aguero inside the box after a sloppy pass by Castagne, but the Argentine skies his effort over the crossbar.
17:364 months ago

5' Manchester City goal disallowed!

The ball comes to Fernandinho outside the box and a great strike finds the back of the net, but it's ruled out as Aguero was offside and blocking Kasper Schmeichel's view.
17:304 months ago

1' We're underway

We are underway in this big Premier League clash at the King Power!
17:264 months ago

The teams are out!

The teams are out and we are moments away from kick-off at the King Power Stadium.
17:204 months ago

Pep on Aguero starting

 

17:154 months ago

All eyes on Aguero

Man City legend Sergio Aguero will be looking to add to his phenomenal tally before he leaves the club this summer.

 

17:104 months ago

Not a good day for FPL players.

 

17:054 months ago

30 minutes to go!

We're just 30 minutes away now from kick-off in this Premier League clash between leaders Man City and third-placed Leicester. 

Can the visitors get revenge for the 5-2 defeat earlier in the season? Stay here to find out.

17:004 months ago

Aymeric Laporte speaking to Sky Sports

 

16:554 months ago

Kelechi Iheanacho speaking to Sky Sports

 

16:504 months ago

Six changes for Man City

 

16:454 months ago

Soyuncu misses out

 

16:404 months ago

Strong Man City bench

A very strong bench for the visitors today as Pep perhaps has one eye on the Dortmund game. Nathan Ake makes a return to the squad following his long-term spell on the sidelines.

Captain Fernandinho keeps his place from the win against Everton in the FA Cup.

16:354 months ago

No start for Maddison

Leicester's James Maddison is only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench following his injury.

 

16:304 months ago

Manchester City: Starting XI

 

16:254 months ago

Leicester City: Starting XI

 

16:204 months ago

The visitors have arrived

 

16:154 months ago

The hosts arriving earlier

 

16:104 months ago

Mahrez to start against former team?

 

16:054 months ago

Confirmed lineups coming shortly!

Kick-off is fast approaching and the starting lineups will be with you in around 20 minutes time.
16:004 months ago

Happy Birthday to Man City striker Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City's number 9 will be looking to celebrate his 24th birthday with a goal and three points.

 

15:554 months ago

90 minutes until kick-off!

 

15:504 months ago

What Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has said

Vavel's Kiran Bedder-Patel has provided the key quotes from Brendan Rodgers' pre-match press conference.

https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2021/04/02/leicester-city/1065696-the-five-key-quotes-from-brendan-rodgers-pre-manchester-city-press-conference.html

15:454 months ago

Preview

Our writer Jake Broderick has previewed today's game from a Man City perspective.

Have a read to find out which player to keep an eye on, Guardiola's pre-match thoughts and more.

https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2021/04/02/manchester-city/1065712-leicester-city-vs-manchester-city-preview-how-to-watch-team-news-predicted-lineups-previous-meetings-and-ones-to-watch.html

15:404 months ago

That's all for now!

I'll be back closer to kick-off to provide you with more pre-match build-up and the confirmed team news!
15:354 months ago

In-form Iheanacho faces former team

 

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How to watch Leicester City vs Manchester City Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. If you want to follow live updates of the game, VAVEL UK is your best option! 
15:154 months ago

Previous meeting: Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City

15:104 months ago

Predicted Lineup: Manchester City

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
15:054 months ago

Predicted Lineup: Leicester City

Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Castagne; Maddison; Iheanacho, Vardy.
15:004 months ago

Team news - Manchester City

Guardiola once again has a fully fit squad at his disposal after players arrived back from international duty unscathed.

Expect to see several changes from the side that started against Everton in the FA Cup.

14:554 months ago

Team news - Leicester City

Leicester will welcome playmaker James Maddison back to the squad after he missed the last few games with a hip injury. Ricardo Pereira is also available after missing the FA Cup win against Man Utd with a knock.

Roma loanee Cengiz Under remains sidelined with a thigh injury.

14:504 months ago

Momentum key for City

Pep Guardiola’s men enter the game 14 points clear at the top of the league and have their sights set on winning the quadruple.

The Citizens reacted well to their 2-0 defeat against rivals Man Utd by winning their last four games in all competitions.

They will want to keep the momentum going ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

14:454 months ago

Leicester looking to go second

The Foxes have an excellent chance to put last season's disappointment of missing out on the top four behind them.

Victory would see them climb above Manchester United into second place and 10 points above fifth-placed West Ham.

However, defeat would give David Moyes' side the chance to close the gap to four points when they face Wolves on Monday night.

14:404 months ago

Kick-off time

Leicester City vs Manchester City will be played at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 BST.

14:354 months ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2021 Premier League match: Leicester City vs Manchester City!

My name is Dale Winfield and I’ll be your host for this game.

We will provide you with pre-match build-up, team news and live updates throughout the match here on VAVEL.com.

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