Manchester City have taken another crucial step towards a seemingly inevitable Premier League crown with a win over Leicester City.
Manchester City avenged their 5-2 loss against Leicester City earlier this season with a 2-0 victory over the Foxes on Saturday at the King Power Stadium. The Sky Blues had their task cut out in the second half as the first half ended in a stalemate, and Pep Guardiola had to make sure that he got the best out of his players in the last 45 minutes.
Benjamin Mendy opened the scoring in the 58th minute, after putting the ball in the back of the net with his right foot. Gabriel Jesus sealed the match for the visitors after he registered a goal in the 74th minute, with Raheem Sterling setting up the Brazilian striker after some wonderful play.
Manchester City have now opened up a 17 point lead from the second placed, Manchester United, who have two games in hand. However, with just seven games to play, the title is all but City’s to lose.
Here are the three talking points from the Citizens’ victory.
JESUS STAKES HIS CLAIM TO BE REGULAR FOR MANCHESTER CITY
Manchester City confirmed earlier this week that club legend, Sergio Aguero would leave the club after the end of the current season. This has led to the club being linked with a move for Erling Haaland and Harry Kane in the summer transfer window. However, Gabriel Jesus who has now spent almost four years at the club will be dumbfounded if he does not remain City’s first choice striker for next season.
Starting alongside Sergio Aguero on Saturday, the Brazilian showed his goal-scoring abilities after scoring in the 74th minute to seal the three points for his side. Jesus is catching a good run of form, having scored in last league game against Fulham and a brace against Wolves last month. He is surely making his presence felt at the club and his performances have certainly impressed his manager.