Premier League

  • David Silva 45’
  • J. Milner 88’
1 Half Time 0
Premier League
Etihad Stadium
Attendance 45,000


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      G David Silva Assist P. Konchesky
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      GOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL FOR MAN CITY! NO SETTLING HERE!!! Kolarov breaks down the left and fires a dangerous cross into the are. There are a couple of blocked shots inside the six-yard box but the ball falls kindly for Silva, who smashes home from close range! One-nil!
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      Full time at the Etihad as the referee ends the game slightly early. Man City bounce back from consecutive losses against Barcelona and Liverpool to earn three home points against Leicester in a 2-0 win. The home side knocked on the door for the majority of the first half and ended up taking the lea
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      Half time at the Etihad. It has, for the most part, been attack versus defence here as Manchester City aim to bounce back from their recent defeats against a sturdy Leicester side. It looked likely that we would be equal at the break until David Silva popped up on the stroke of half time to net from
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      The teams have made their way to the pitch and we are almost ready for kick off!
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      No changes for Leicester, meanwhile.
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      Five changes for City from the defeat to Liverpool. Zabaleta, Kompany, Fernandinho, Nasri, and Dzeko are withdrawn. Sagna, Demichelis, Fernando, Jesus Navas, and Wilfried Bony make the starting XI tonight.
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      Leicester (5-4-1): Schwarzer; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Upson, Konchesky; James, Schlupp, Cambiasso, Mahrez; Kramaric.
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      Man City (4-4-2): Hart; Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov; Navas, Fernando, Yaya Toure, Silva; Aguero, Bony.
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      TEAM NEWS...
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      The corresponding fixture earlier in the season between Man City and Leicester saw Pellegrini's men run out narrow 1-0 winners. Frank Lampard was the hero and the sole goalscorer in that particular clash in the middle of December.
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      A trip to the Etihad may be the last place that Leicester would want to travel to when they so desperately need points, but with City playing so poorly currently, an upset is definitely not out of the question.
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      Leicester are in massive trouble in the league and currently find themselves rock bottom of the table in 20th, with just 18 points taken from 26 matches. With relegation now seeming more and more inevitable, Nigel Pearson's outfit are going to have to start picking up points somewhere if they are to
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      To add insult to injury, City's title rivals, Chelsea, managed to claim the League Cup on the same day with a comfortable 2-0 win over Tottenham at Wembley. That defeat to Liverpool at the weekend compounded a nightmare week for City, as just over seven days ago they came on the back of another loss
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      Manuel Pellegrini's outfit are aiming to bounce back from a potentially damaging defeat to Liverpool at the weekend which saw them slip to five points behind Chelsea despite having played a game more. Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho scored the goals in Sunday's game at Anfield as Brendan Rodg
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      I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action.
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      Good evening football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Barclays Premier League clash between Manchester City and Leicester from the Etihad!
    • 1'
      We are under way at the Etihad!
    • 2'
      Perhaps predictably, City have asserted their dominance in terms of their possession rather early here. Leicester have plenty of speed up top through Kramaric, Schlupp, and Mahrez, and it looks like they'll be looking to counterattack whenever possible.
    • 4'
      OFF THE LINE BY CAMBIASSO! Silva whips a corner kick into the centre of the penalty area and Bony rises high to glance a header towards the bottom corner, but the Argentine is on hand to clear away the danger! Almost a dream full debut for the Ivorian striker!
    • 6'
      Aguero opens up his stride through the middle and looks to dart into the penalty area, but in an uncharacteristic lack of communication, runs straight into the chest of Silva. A promising attack comes to nothing for City!
    • 8'
      Toure and Silva exchange a couple of neat passes inside the Leicester half and the Ivorian then takes a few strides forward before trying his luck from distance with a 35-yard strike. It is a decent attempt, but relatively comfortable in the end for Schwarzer.
    • 9'
      Mahrez looks to take the pressure off his defence with a penetrating run through the middle before passing back to Cambiasso. The Argentine then fires a pass over the top of the defence for Kramaric, but Hart vigilantly comes off his line to clear up the park and into the stand.
    • 11'
      Silva receives the ball to feet in his favourite position just in front of the opposition defence. The Spaniard spots the run of Aguero and looks to pass in behind, but again a lack of communication means the ball runs out for a goal kick. That duo, who are usually so effective, are still to wake up
    • 13'
      The way this match is panning out it looks like we are going to see attack versus defence for the majority of the time. Man City are completely dominating possession as Leicester keep every man behind the ball, looking to pounce on any loose balls. Much concentration required from the visitors at th
    • 15'
      In one of their only ventures forward so far, Leicester manage to break out of midfield through Schlupp. The winger slides a pass into the feet of Mahrez and looks for the one-two inside the box, but the return ball runs harmlessly through to Hart.
    • 17'
      Kramaric collects possession down the left-hand side and twists and turns next to Sagna in an attempt to find space to get a cross in. The ball into the box comes but Mangala is well-positioned to clear with a commanding header. Good defending.
    • 19'
      Again, Leicester revert back to 11 men behind the ball when City have the ball, and it has to be said that they have looked rather comfortable in their defending so far. Apart from that header from Bony that was cleared off the line, there hasn't been too much threat coming from Pellegrini's men so
    • 21'
      Kramaric receives the ball to feet with his back to goal near the touchline and holds the ball up well before being fouled with a daft challenge by Mangala. James floats the resulting free kick into the box and it is cleared behind for a corner kick. First real few moments of pressure from the visit
    • 23'
      Penalty shout for Leicester! Bony and Schlupp collide inside the penalty box but the referee waves away the protests! On a second look it looked like the Leicester man may have tripped up over his own leg, so good decision from the official!
    • 25'
      Superb goalkeeping from Hart! Mangala loses the ball in a dangerous position in midfield and Schlupp robs possession before sliding a pass through the middle for Kramaric. The Croatian just allows the ball to run ahead of him slightly which allows the England goalkeeper to claw away!
    • 27'
      There are just currently one or two signs that the game is becoming a little more stretched. Leicester have Kramaric, Mahrez, and Schlupp committed forward and as a result the Man City midfield is being awarded more possession in the final third. Still waiting for some more creativity in and around
    • 29'
      A long ball is sent into the Leicester box and then falls kindly to Kramaric inside the box. The Croatian decides against hitting the ball first time and instead lays off Simpson, but the subsequent cross to the back post bounces off a Leicester leg and goes behind for a goal kick.
    • 31'
      Kramaric really is working hard as the lone striker at the moment. Cambiasso lobs a pretty nothing pass down into the right channel and the 23-year-old bursts a gut to relentlessly press and chase down Kolarov, who is forced to put out for a throw in.
    • 33'
      SAVE FROM SCHWARZER! The referee plays an excellent advantage for City down the right wing and Navas drives at pace to the byline before reversing into the box. Bony gets ahead of his marker to turn a strike at goal, but the Australian remains solid to make the block on the line! Best move of the ga
    • 35'
      Schwarzer to the rescue again! Navas collects the ball on the inside left channel this time and cuts inside on his right foot before bending a wicked strike towards the far right corner. The goalkeeper stretches out his sizeable frame to beat the attempt round the post, though!
    • 36'
      P. Konchesky is yellow-carded.
    • 36'
      Konchesky is pulled back by the referee to receive a yellow card for a late challenge on Silva that went previously unpunished due to the advantage that was played in the lead up to the Bony chance. Deserved booking for the left-back.
    • 38'
      Aguero drops deep to receive the ball and takes on one or two opposition players before looking to exchange a one-two with Toure. The next pass comes and the Argentine looks to pull the trigger 20 yards out, but an important tackle comes in from James who just nicks the ball away!
    • 40'
      After that frenzied few minutes in which Man City managed to test the goalkeeper, they have reverted back into their short passing in the middle of midfield, with Leicester sitting deep. If they can manage to take the lead before the break, it will have to signal a change in tactic from the visitors
    • 42'
      BONYYYYY! JUST OVER! Silva comes into central midfield and dinks a sensational pass into the box for the Ivorian, who initially takes a superb touch on his chest before turning towards goal, but the left-footed strike at goal goes high and wide! Considering his recent price tag, you'd fancy him to d
    • 44'
      Just the one minute of added time from the officials here as Man City pursue the opening goal before the break. Quite a low intensity though, so it looks like both sides are settling for the draw at half time.
    • 46'
      We are back under way at the Etihad!
    • 47'
      BONY! He should be doing better again! Silva does brilliantly to get to the byline and reverses a perfect pass into the centre, but the Ivorian drags his right-footed strike wide of the post!
    • 49'
      A really decent start to the second half here and it does indeed look like Leicester are showing a little more attacking ambition. They will simply not get anything out of the match unless they can see a drastic improvement in their possession in City's half.
    • 51'
      Definite penalty shout for Leicester! Kramaric uses his body well on the edge of the box and edges closer and closer towards goal before eventually being hacked down by Demichelis. Now that looked to be right on the line, which would indeed signify a penalty! The referee instead gives the free kick,
    • 52'
      KRAMARIC! How close was that?! The Croatian's free kick takes a wicked deflection on its route to goal and slams straight into the side-netting, which triggers from cheers from the Leicester fans! They thought it flew straight into the top corner!
    • 54'
      Kolarov once again shows some attacking ambition down the left and manages to dig out an excellent cross to the back post. The retreating Aguero uses his neck muscles to get a glancing header away, but Schwarzer is on hand again to tip away from goal! That would have been a superb move had it been f
    • 56'
      First couple of changes of the match now and they come from Nigel Pearson, who looks to be going all out for the equaliser. Konchesky and Kramaric, who looks knackered, and coming off and they'll be replaced by Jamie Vardy and Dave Nugent, who made a very positive impact coming off the bench against
    • 57'
      SI D. Nugent SO P. Konchesky
    • 57'
      D. Nugent comes on for P. Konchesky.
    • 58'
      SI J. Vardy SO P. Konchesky
    • 58'
      A. Kramarić is replaced with J. Vardy.
    • 58'
      Bony flicks on in the middle of midfield and Silva collects before bursting forward through the middle. There is nothing on for the Spaniard though and he opts to loft a pass to right-back for Sagna so that more support can arrive up top.
    • 60'
      Vardy looks to make an instant impact once again here as he takes on the Man City defence before firing a right-footed strike at goal, but it was rushed by the substitute and the attempts ends up being dragged harmlessly by the post.
    • 62'
      City are just probing for more goals here but the creativity has been on the decline in the last few minutes. You get the feeling that Leicester are going to have to start attacking more prominently soon though, so the space should open up for the hosts.
    • 64'
      Toure looks to bulldoze his way into the Leicester box and does so before pulling back a pass just behind Aguero. The Argentine can't sort his feet out in time and ends up fluffing his strike on the edge of the box.
    • 66'
      There has been plenty of set-pieces for Man City so far but they have only looked dangerous on one or two. Leicester's three-man central defensive backline has certainly been an asset today, and they'll need to keep their form up amongst all this pressure!
    • 68'
      Luckily for Dave Nugent, he is offside as he misses a complete sitter at the back post. A sublime cross to the back post from Mahrez and all the substitute has to score from a yard out, but ends up missing. The linesman saves his blushes though.
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      FANTASTIC SAVE FROM SCHWARZER! Toure picks up the ball 25 yards out and attempts to bend a shot into the top right corner with a lovely strike, but the veteran goalkeeper somehow manages to stretch out a hand to tip over the crossbar!
    • 72'
      SI J. Milner SO P. Konchesky
    • 72'
      J. Milner enters the game and replaces W. Bony.
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      AGUERO! That would have burst the net had it hit the target! Silva pulls the strings again and picks out his team-mate with a delightful cross over the top of the Leicester defence. The Argentine meets it with a stinging volley but it just flashes over the bar!
    • 74'
      First change of the match from City and it sees debutant, Bony, come off to be replaced by Milner, in what is a fairly conservative change from Pellegrini. The Ivorian has worked hard out there, but hasn't had much luck in front of goal.
    • 76'
      LEICESTER HIT THE POST!!! Mahrez latches on to a loose ball 25 yards out and smashes it on the half volley towards the bottom corner. It looks as if it may just sneak in but ends up crashing off the inside of the woodwork! Bad luck again for the Foxes!
    • 77'
      SI L. Ulloa SO P. Konchesky
    • 77'
      R. Mahrez is replaced with L. Ulloa.
    • 77'
      Third and final change from Nigel Pearson and it sees Mahrez come off to be replaced by Leonardo Ulloa. That is three out-and-out strikers on the pitch for the visitors now! They are going for this, and they need to! Can they grab a point?
    • 78'
      Pellegrini just looks to add some experience in midfield now as he anticipates a high intensity climax from Leicester. Frank Lampard is the man coming on and it will be to replace David Silva in the middle of the park.
    • 79'
      SI F. Lampard SO P. Konchesky
    • 79'
      F. Lampard enters play, replacing David Silva.
    • 80'
      Toure goes in rashly on James near the touchline and ends up giving away the foul. Leicester, get the free kick, which the young Englishman dusts himself off to take, but any potential attacks stop as Nugent is flagged as offside.
    • 82'
      Man City are just aiming to tire Leicester out in the latter stages here with short, stabbed passes along the backline and into midfield. The visitors are having to do a lot of running here, and they won't be able to find an equaliser if they don't have possession.
    • 84'
      Third and final change from Pellegrini and it sees Edin Dzeko come on to replace Sergio Aguero up top. The Bosnian will just be given a defensive task firstly though as Man City need to defend a corner kick.
    • 85'
      SI E. Džeko SO P. Konchesky
    • 85'
      S. Agüero is replaced with E. Džeko.
    • 86'
      Lampard clips a pass over the top of the defence and Navas collects before dashing forward, but Schlupp recovers well and manages to slide back to the keeper. No real sign of a Leicester comeback at the moment.
    • 88'
      G J. Milner Assist P. Konchesky
    • 88'
      Jesús Navas gave the assist.
    • 88'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL FOR MAN CITY! THAT SEALS IT!!! Navas once again opens up his stride down the right wing and fires a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. Milner is on hand to turn home from a few yards out! Two-nil!
    • 90'
      Three minutes of added time signalled by the referee and it won't make much difference to Leicester now, who look completely downheartened after that second goal from Milner.

    Line Up



    David Silva


    Josep Guardiola
    northern ireland
    Brendan Rodgers



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 9 3
    Yellow Cards 0 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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