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Manchester City v Leicester City - Post Match analysis

Manchester City lose to a spot kick taken by former striker. "Man City need dynamite striker" ?

Manchester City started very slow in the first half with team not looking itself, corners, passes and tackles were of the pace and did not reflect the previous success in pre season. Man City lost the ball frequently and struggled to keep a hold of it, Man City were even losing possession 40% to 60%. Palmer and Edozie also struggled to get into the game and find their usual form. Steffen had to make many big saves throughout the game in order to keep them in contention however he could only push the ball further into the net from a rocket penalty from former city striker Iheanacho.

The second half was a lot more positive for Manchester City (apart from the penalty). Everyone looked sharper and we looked to see the old city again, Palmer and Edozie impressed in the second half with the pair getting the ball and creating more opportunities. Mahrez looked like the one we had seen all season in the second half with the player being the only real threat from city.

Grealish also made his debut off the bench, he looked like he was adapting to Pep's system well. Grealish displayed his close control and his ability to beat defenders in an impressive way definitely something for Man City fans to look forward to whenever he plays. The new city number 10 was impressive and was impactful on the game, he is a player that would benefit from having an out and out number 9 someone like Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.

Player Ratings

Steffen 8.0

Dias 7.5

Ake 7.0

Cancelo 7.5

Mendy 7.5

Fernandinho 8.0

Palmer 7.5

Gundogan 7.0

Edozie 8.0

Mahrez 8.5

Torres 7.0


Rodri 7.5

Knight 7.0

Grealish 8.0

Bernardo 7.0

Written by Mason Smith

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