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Leicester City 4-2 Manchester City, 2016 Premier League: Post-Match Reaction


Leicester City v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Manchester City have now gone three consecutive matches without a win in all competitions, and the latest poor result was a tough one to watch, as the Citizens were destroyed 4-2 by Leicester City, thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy (3) and Andy King. Aleksandar Kolarov and Nolito scored for City.

The first half began with three Leicester goals inside 20 minutes, and the Foxes looked just like they did when they won the title last season, with quick and long balls to Jamie Vardy, who scored twice and put the hosts in a comfortable position to win. City were terrible, crossing way too much and defending like a fourth division side. At halftime, the game looked over, and unless City changed a lot of things at the interval, they could be in for a historic loss.

The second half was much better from the Citizens, who looked calm with the ball, safer in defense and created a lot of chances in the first 20 minutes of the final period. No goals came, however, a sense of desperation kicked in, the good work in those initial minutes slowly disappeared, and City just couldn't really trouble the Leicester keeper. The Foxes scored late in the game with Vardy's hat-trick goal, and it went from bad to worse. Kolarov and Nolito scored two goals late, but they didn't have any effect on the result.

In the end, a result that will hurt for a while, but a good second half that may serve as a blueprint for the next few weeks. Any positives help right now.

Leicester: Zieler | Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs | Mahrez (James), King, Amartey, Albrighton | Slimani (Okazaki), Vardy (Gray)

Goals: Vardy (2', 20', 78'), King (5')

Man City: Bravo | Zabaleta, Sagna, Stones, Kolarov | Fernando, Gundogan (Nolito) | Navas (Sterling), Silva, De Bruyne | Iheanacho (Touré)

Goals: Kolarov (82'), Nolito (90')


  • Disaster is the perfect word to describe this match Just abysmal defending, no danger with the ball, nothing going right. Just unbelievably poor.
  • I'm sorry, Pep, I love you, but Claudio Bravo just cannot play. Everything goes in. Dude can't stop a shot, it's crazy.
  • Kevin De Bruyne limited himself to crossing the ball in the first half. That's Jesús Navas' job. KDB is a lot better than that.
  • Pep Guardiola will be a horrible manager to a lot of people over the next few days, but don't let yourself be fooled. He's the best in the world, but every coach and team goes through bad spells. He's different, he's special, and it takes time for his system to work. Just be patient, and you'll see.