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City vs Leicester was a dangerous game - Guardiola

Sun 26 December 2021 | 19:17

The City boss paid his tribute to Leicester City after they made a game of it from being 4-0 down early doors in a “weird” Premier League match.

Pep Guardiola

, the

Manchester City

manager, was not surprised when

Leicester City

played their part in the thumping 6-3 match at Etihad Stadium in favor of the City.

The Premier League champions added to their advantage on top of the table, but the Foxes have given them a scare.

City moved into a 4-0 lead during the first 25 minutes of the game; however, Leicester City pushed back and almost closed the gap after finding the back of the net three times.

Guardiola’s side, on the other hand, were able to seal their victory with other goals from Aymeric Laporte and Raheen Sterling, securing their ninth victory in a row.

The City manager talked about the “weird” and epic victory on Boxing Day for leaders.

"

It was a Boxing Day game. It was a nice game to watch and three more points. We keep going,"

he told

BBC Sport

.

"The quality of players we have produced this amount of actions to score goals. No manager and tactics can solve it without the quality.

"It was weird. Even at 4-0 in the first half, every time they had the ball, they arrived in the final third delivering good passes. They have a lot of quality; they are a master of counter-attacks.

"They changed in the second half. They didn’t play to press high. They were close. 

"The game was so dangerous. We didn’t play bad in the second half. The game was not over. With set-pieces, we could win the game."

Sterling netted a goal in his fourth successive

Premier League

game and it was his first time since 2017.

The English player hailed the Foxes’ spirit in the game.

The England international was also full of praise for the spirit demonstrated by the Foxes.

"

The manager warned us at half-time,"

he said.

"Leicester conceded four in the first half but every time they attacked, they created chances.

"It's disappointing. We just had to control the game. At 4-0 up, you have to kill the game. 

"Leicester have some really good players. They didn't get disheartened and kept going; Credit to them."


source: SportMob

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