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Manchester City - Leicester City
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FT: Man City 2-5 Leicester. Vardy (3), Maddison and Tielemans help the Foxes make it three wins from three with a stunning win at Man City. Mahrez had put the hosts in front and Ake got one back late on, but Guardiola's men were well beaten on the day.
Four minutes added.
Well, surely City need to look again at the market. The defence is a mess.
- Goal by penaltyYouri TielemansLeicester City
GOAL! In the absence of Vardy, Tielemans steps up and converts Leicester's third penalty of the day.
PENALTY TO LEICESTER! Mendy brings down Maddison.
- OffJamie VardyLeicester City
- OnKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Vardy off, Iheanacho on.
- GoalNathan AkéManchester City
GOAL! Nathan Ake grabs his first goal for the Citizens with a firm header from a right-wing corner.
So, Leicester will go top of the PL with 3 wins from 3.
- OffJonny EvansLeicester City
- OnChristian FuchsLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Fuchs on for Evans.
A penny for Pep's thoughts? This is a shocker.
- GoalJames MaddisonLeicester City
GOAL! Wow! Maddison cuts in from the left and curves a sublime shot into the top corner.
Liverpool fans will be enjoying this....
Barnes is allowed to race straight at the heart of the City defence, but flashes his shot straight at Ederson.
- OffDennis PraetLeicester City
- OnJames MaddisonLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Praet off, Maddison on.
Sterling meets a KDB delivery but can only head high over the top on the stretch.
- OffPhil FodenManchester City
- OnFerran TorresManchester City
MAN CITY CHANGE: Torres on for Foden.
OFF THE WOODWORK! Delap meets Mendy's left-wing centre but sees it ping off the top of the bar.
Walker lets fly from long range but Schmeichel is down well to smother at his left-hand post.
VIDEO: This sublime flick is sandwiched by two Vardy penalties.
- Yellow cardNathan AkéManchester City
Ake booked for a high challenge on Tielemans.
That's Vardy's second treble against Pep's City!
- Goal by penaltyJamie VardyLeicester City
GOAL! Vardy grabs his hat-trick by fizzing a low spot kick into the right-hand corner he is facing.
PENALTY TO LEICESTER! Vardy brought down by Garcia as he raced towards Barnes' pass in-behind.
Ederson dives to his right to push away Barnes' first-time 20-yard strike after a neat one-two opened the home side up.
- GoalJamie VardyLeicester City
GOAL! It's Vardy at the double! Castagne charges to the byline and crosses low to the near post for the Foxes hitman to flick a sensational finish beyond Ederson.
Mahrez skips in from the right but lashes a low shot a couple of yards wide of Schmeichel's left-hand post.
- OffFernandinhoManchester City
- OnLiam DelapManchester City
MAN CITY CHANGE: Liam Delap on for Fernandinho.
- Yellow cardDaniel AmarteyLeicester City
Amartey nibbles away at KDB on the charge. The referee eventually gives a free kick and a yellow card.
- Yellow cardÇaglar SöyüncüLeicester City
Söyüncü cautioned for a late challenge from behind on Rodri.
Man City go straight for the jugular, but KDB drags wide from the left edge of the area.
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KICK OFF! Leicester restart the action.
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HT: Man City 1-1 Leicester City.
One minute added.
Tielemans feeds Barnes once again on the burst. The Foxes man is making plenty of forays down that left now. Leicester have grown in confidence after a poor start. Barnes runs at Garcia again, but the Man City defender reads his intentions once more and averts the danger.
- Goal by penaltyJamie VardyLeicester City
GOAL! Vardy hammers a clinical penalty above the dive of Ederson and into the back of the net. All square!
PENALTY TO LEICESTER. Vardy tripped by Walker.
B-ROD v MAN CITY: Rodgers is winless in all seven away matches as a manager v the Citizens in all competitions (D2, L5).
Leicester have had some very fleeting moments on the break. That aside, it's been a ball-keeping exercise for Pep's men; probing patiently with the cushion of that early goal.
POSSESSION: Man City 74 per cent - Leicester 26 per cent.
Leicester respond. A slick move down the right sees a ball almost set Vardy free. However, he can't take it in his stride and can only toe it into the path of James, whose cut back isn't good enough. Man City clear.
Fernandinho bullets a free header straight at Schmeichel from De Bruyne's delicious free kick delivery.
- Yellow cardYouri TielemansLeicester City
Tielemans is booked for pulling back KDB in full flow after a poor short corner allowed the home team to launch an counter attack.
Well watched. Leicester break at speed. Barnes is left in acres of space on the left, but can't jink beyond Garcia who sweeps it behind for a corner.
Wonderful feet from De Bruyne. He manages to bamboozle opponents even when he's on the floor. He flicks it to Sterling, who plays a smart one-two with Mahrez before firing a shot from the right side of the box straight at Schmeichel.
A FOXES FIRST? Leicester have never started a top-flight season with three straight league victories. If they do manage to win here, it would equal their best start to a league campaign, having achieved the feat in the second tier in 1899-1900, 1906-07 and 1922-23. However, they are going to have to really up their level to do that. So far, it’s been one-way traffic for the hosts.
Rodri steals the ball off Vardy and fizzes a venomous drive from distance just over the crossbar.
VIDEO: Riyad's rocket.
Sterling races clear on to Mahrez's lovely ball in-behind. It looks all set for 2-0, but the forward is penalised for catching his marker as he darted towards the area. The Foxes are off the hook for now.
CAN LEICESTER FIND A FIRST-HALF ANSWER? The Citizens have led by two or more goals at half-time in their last six Premier League matches, a record run in the competition's history. It's been all Man City so far though. Leicester are trapped inside their own half.
That was some strike from Mahrez. Leicester fans used to love him.... That's no way to treat your old team!
- GoalRiyad MahrezManchester City
GOAL! Mahrez smashes a stunning first-time shot into the top corner after a left-wing corner had dropped his way.
HOME COMFORTS: Guardiola’s men are unbeaten in 11 PL home matches (winning 10). Indeed, City have won their last seven fixtures at the Etihad Stadium by an aggregate score of 26-1.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Manchester City have won six of the last seven PL meetings and it’s fair to say the Foxes haven’t enjoyed trips to the Etihad of late. They have lost four on the bounce at this stadium. That’s their worst losing run at Man City since a five-game sequence leading up to 1961.
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KICK OFF! Man City get us underway.
BEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE? Kevin De Bruyne has scored seven goals and set up six in his past 10 league starts.
DID YOU KNOW? Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in his past eight PL outings against Manchester City. He's also the only player to score a top-flight treble versus a team managed by Guardiola ( in Leicester's 4-2 win v Man City in December 2016).
As we continue to edge closer to this one, why not get a quick catch up on some of the weekend gossip from the continent in our Euro Papers video?
Mahrez on the Citizens' quest to win back the title: "We weren't good enough to win it last season, and now we know what we can improve on to try to be there at the end of the year. I think we have a very good squad and a very good team. I think it's all about consistency and focus and we'll be there at the end."
Brendan Rodgers on Man City's (supposedly) weakened squad: “You are working with the players you have and will always be looking to go out to get a good performance and result. They are a top-level side and whatever happens, they are still top-class. We are playing against one of the top teams in Europe. It is a difficult game for us.”
Pep Guardiola: "The champion will again have more than 90 points, and before that didn't happen quite often. And it will be the fourth season in a row where it takes more than 90 points, or close to 100 points, to be champion.“
It's two changes for the Foxes too. As expected, Wilfred Ndidi, misses out through injury, but the visitors are buoyed by the return of Jonny Evans in his place. Daniel Amartey replaces Ayoze Perez with James Maddison still on the bench.
Man City make two changes from the 3-1 triumph at Wolves. Riyad Mahrez comes in for the injured Gabriel Jesus while Eric Garcia replaces John Stones. It's still a pretty strong City side despite Guardiola's pre-match concerns. He'll also be happy to have Aymeric Laporte and Oleks Zinchenko on a bench that does include a few youngsters.
CONFIRMED TEAMS – MAN CITY: Emerson, Walker, Ake, Garcia, Mendy, Rodri, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez, Sterling... Subs: Steffen, Zinchenko, Laporte, Torres, Delap, Doyle, Palmer. /// LEICESTER CITY: Schmeichel, Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne, Mendy, Amartey, Praet, Tielemans, Barnes, Vardy... Subs: Ward, Maddison, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Choudhury, Fuchs.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between Man City and Leicester at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola has been lamenting having a lack of players available for this contest, so it'll be interesting to see how the hosts line up. Meanwhile, the Foxes have won from two in the league so far and will be aiming to maintain their promising start by taking advantage if possible. Kick off 16:30 BST.