On 3rd April 2021, City travelled to Leicester in search of a further three points to take another step towards winning the Premier League title.
The blues were 14 points clear of United at the top of the table, with Leicester just one point behind the reds in 3rd place, and a win for the Foxes would see them leapfrog the Stretford Rangers into second place.
City had won all but one of their previous 26 matches in all competitions, and faced Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League three days after the match, but that didn’t stop manager Pep Guardiola from picking his strongest possible side.
And the blues were unlucky not to take the lead in the first half, when Fernandinho had a long range effort disallowed for offside in the build up to the goal, and were on the receiving end of luck as Jamie Vardy had a goal cancelled out on the stroke of half time.
City needed to pick up the pace in the second half and a dominate display saw them score the goals to earn them maximum points. Left back Benjamin Mendy opened the scoring with his weaker right foot, stepping inside the defender before curling a shot beyond Kasper Schmeichel.
16 minutes later, Gabriel Jesus made it 2-0 after Kevin de Bruyne’s pass split the defence and Jesus and Raheem Sterling played it between them before Jesus poked home.
It was no more than City deserved following an excellent display, which had Guardiola raving at the final whistle.
“I love the Premier League more than any other competition. We are close, very close,” Guardiola had said after the blues moved 17 points clear at the top. “The champions are Liverpool, they have the crown , but we are close to taking it. In lockdown without spectators - every game we were there,” he added. “I will never forget this season.”
City went on to win the league, while Leicester faded and finished 5th.