Manchester City 6-3 Leicester City: Post-match analysis

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Manchester City beat Leicester City by 6-3 in an astonishing encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day. 

The hosts were already 4-0 up inside the first 25 minutes. Thanks to the contributions from Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling. The game looked likely to be done and dusted. But, the biggest twist of the game happened in the second half. The visitors crawled back into the game by scoring three quickfire goals courtesy of James Maddison, Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho. 

But, the Citizens showed their class and their quality of managing games. As they scored two more goals after Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling took full advantage of sloppy defending from the Foxes in the set-pieces. 

Following this result, Manchester City has now won nine consecutive games in the Premier League. And they are currently sitting at the top of the league with 47 points in 19 games. They are six points clear at the moment from the second-placed Liverpool

On the other hand, Leicester City is struggling in this campaign as they are currently placed 10th in the table with 22 points in 17 games. 

Manchester City 6-3 Leicester City:

This was the highest-scoring game in the history of the Premier League on Boxing Day. As previously, the Manchester United and Oldham game had the same result where the Red Devils came away victorious back in 1991 on Boxing Day. 

Meanwhile, the Citizens have now scored six or more goals in their back to back games at home, having beaten Leeds United by 7-0 in the previous game. They have done this for the first time since 2013 where they defeated Norwich City by 7-0 and Tottenham Hotspur by 6-0.

After the game, speaking with the club’s media, the Citizens boss Pep Guardiola has described the game as a roller-coaster and also said it was a very good Boxing Day encounter as there were a lot of goals which was entertaining for the fans. He said:

“(Today was) A roller coaster. It was a typical Boxing Day game, (with) lots of goals. It was entertaining for everyone. Another victory, so important to continue our run. Now we rest for three days and go to the next game.”

The upcoming fixtures for both teams:

Manchester City will travel to the capital to encounter newly promoted side Brentford in their next game on Wednesday night. And Leicester City will welcome the Merseyside club Liverpool on Tuesday night. 

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