Kevin De Bruyne’s sublime second-half free-kick was enough to give a Man City side missing Erling Haaland a 1-0 victory at Leicester City as the Premier League champions took the lead.
In close competition at the King Power on Saturday lunchtime, Pep Guardiola’s side claimed all three points thanks to De Bruyne’s 49th-minute free-kick that sailed over Leicester’s wall from 25 yards out, before finding the bottom of the net. inside the post with helpless Danny Ward.
As a result, City shed light on the absence of the Premier League‘s top scorer, who had started every game this season following his summer move, scoring 22 goals, but failed to recover from an ankle injury. in time to figure, to move a point. away to top Arsenal ahead of their home clash with Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Leicester, meanwhile, remain one place above the drop zone ahead of the rest of Saturday’s top-flight fixtures after seeing their three-game winning streak at the King Power, during which they did not concede, come to an end. .
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Manchester City now have four consecutive matches at home by the World Cup break. The host of Pep Guardiola’s champions Seville to end their Champions League group stage campaign on Wednesday night, before playing three west London sides in a row at the Etihad Stadium.
Host city Fulham in the Premier League on November 5, before facing chelsea in the Carabao Cup four days later. Brentford are the last visitors to City’s pitch before the World Cup break.
Leicesterthe next challenge is a Saturday night football clash at Everton next weekend, live sky sports, with a kick-off at 5:30 p.m. Brendan Rodgers’ side will next host Newport County in the Carabao Cup third round before completing that pre-World Cup stint in the Premier League with a trip to West Ham.