Guardiola’s team beat Leicester by measure even without the Norwegian striker. At 4 pm Chelsea and Tottenham will be on the pitch
City opens the 14th round of Premier League with the victory in Leicester signed by De Bruyne who gives Guardiola’s team a night from the top of the class, waiting for Arsenal playing tomorrow at home with Nottingham Forest. Now on the field, among others, Conte’s Tottenham, at Bournemouth, and De Zerbi’s Brighton, which hosts Graham Potter’s Chelsea, still unbeaten on the Blues bench
Leicester-Manchester City 0-1
No Haaland, no problem: the City is full of phenomena. One is Kevin De Bruyne, who decides the challenge in Leicester with a masterpiece free-kick at the beginning of the second half, giving City 29 points in the standings, good for a night in first place waiting for Arsenal. Guardiola’s team controlled the game (ball possession over 65%) but failed to materialize, punching Ward only with the Belgian’s masterpiece free-kick and then risking 1-1, with the desperate Leicester who tried several times to put the reigning champions in difficulty. The Foxes are knocked out after three useful results in a row and remain at 11 points in the standings, having now played 13 games. The City controls the game immediately, but in the first half fails to break through. De Bruyne thinks about it then, painting in the 49th minute a masterpiece free-kick that kisses the inside post and slips unstoppably behind Ward. The reaction of Leicester 4 ‘slams on the crossbar with the decisive collaboration of Ederson. The hosts try again, but the result does not change.
Here are the other matches on Saturday of the 14th round: Brighton-Chelsea (4pm), Bournemouth-Tottenham (4pm), Brentford-Wolverhampton (4pm), Crystal Palace-Southampton (4pm), Newcastle-Aston Villa (4pm) , Fulham-Everton (18.30), Liverpool-Leeds (20.45).
October 29 – 3:38 pm
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