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“Kevin De Bruyne can do even better.”

Those were the words of Pep Guardiola last week after the game against Brighton. De Bruyne nevertheless scored a very nice goal and can present excellent statistics this season with 2 goals and 9 assists.

But those words of his coach turned out to be prophetic. With an even better goal on a free kick, De Bruyne demanded attention a week after the statements.

City started the game as we are used to: with a lot of ball possession. In the first 10 minutes even 88 percent. De Bruyne was the most striking figure among the visitors with some long shots and good passing.

Getting the Leicester defense into real trouble, however, was never an option. All in all, Faes and co easily held their ground, without offering much in return.

Breaking out quickly was Leicester’s plan of attack, with Harvey Barnes making a few threats from the left. Each time it came to nothing: a logical 0-0 at half time.

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The moment of the match followed a few minutes after the break. De Bruyne put himself behind a free kick and through the goal wood he shot the ball in nicely. Already his 25th Premier League goal from outside the box.

Immediately afterwards came the answer from one of the Leicester-Belgians. A corner came to Tielemans, who made a fantastic effort in one time. Ederson just managed to push the beautiful staircase against the sleeper.

That would be the home side’s biggest chance. The toothless Foxes didn’t pose much of a threat in the second half either.

So it remained at 0-1 and so Manchester City jumps to the (provisional?) top position in the Premier League. Leicester remains at the bottom and has to wait and see what the teams do in the relegation places this weekend.

Source: Sporza

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