Jesus strikes as Man City edge past Iheanacho’s Leicester

first_imgGabriel Jesus struck to give Manchester City a 1-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday, strengthening their hold on second place behind champions-in-waiting Liverpool.Advertisement Pep Guardiola’s men have endured a turbulent week after they were banned from European club competitions for two years for breaches of financial fair play rules. Sergio Aguero failed to convert a penalty as Manchester City drew 0-0 with Leicester Loading… A minute later, former Leicester favourite Riyad Mahrez went close, striking a left-footed shot from outside the box that was palmed away by Kasper Schmeichel.Ilkay Gundogan had a chance after being played in by Aguero but he scuffed his shot from close range.James Maddison tested Ederson with a free-kick in the 37th minute and minutes later played in Kelechi Iheanacho, who was floored in a collision with Ederson.Aguero had the ball in the net on the stroke of half-time but the goal was ruled out for off-side.Both sides maintained their intensity after the break and Schmeichel produced a fine save, diving down to his right, to save keep out a Kevin De Bruyne shot.Defender Aymeric Laporte was replaced by Nicolas Otamendi in the 58th minute, sparking concern ahead of City’s midweek Champions League clash against Real Madrid.– Penalty saved –The decisive moment appeared to come just after the hour mark when Manchester City were awarded a penalty after a VAR check confirmed that Leicester’s Dennis Praet had handled the ball in the area.Aguero blasted the ball down the middle but Schmeichel kept it out with his legs, moments later denying the Argentine hitman with his left foot.center_img But a second-half winner from substitute Jesus after Sergio Aguero had failed to convert a penalty put them 17 points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham.City, who still trail Liverpool by 19 points, bossed possession in a lively opening spell at the King Power Stadium but Leicester should have taken an early lead when Jamie Vardy was put through.The pacy forward, who has not scored since December after an electric spell, was preparing to celebrate but saw the ball rebound agonisingly off the base of the post to safety. Read Also: EPL: Chelsea subdue Tottenham 2-1, as Giroud, Alonso seal Blues winGuardiola replaced Aguero with Jesus with less than a quarter of an hour to go and the change paid quick dividends as the Brazilian stretched to put the ball past the diving Schmeichel after an assist from Mahrez.City, who could win their third consecutive League Cup next weekend when they face Aston Villa at Wembley, are appealing their UEFA ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Leicester, have won just one out of their past Premier League matches after a fine start to the season and will be glancing nervously over their shoulder at Chelsea, now just six points adrift after their 2-1 win over Tottenham.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Most Beautiful Women Of The XX Century10 Of The Most Successful Female Racers To Know About7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

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Inter, Juve  jostle for Alonso

first_img The Daily Express claims Inter and Juventus are both interested in the left-back, who has played under both Nerazzurri coach Antonio Conte and the Old Lady tactician Maurizio Sarri during his time at Chelsea. read also:EPL: Chelsea subdue Tottenham 2-1, as Giroud, Alonso seal Blues win The 29-year-old arrived from Fiorentina in August 2016 for €23m and is contracted to Chelsea until June 2023. So far, he has played 140 times for the Londoners, scoring 22 goals and contributing 17 assists during his time in England. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Spain international has only appeared 11 times in the Premier League under the new Blues coach Frank Lampard this term and is being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. However, he has contributed four goals and three assists in the process and the Italian giants are reportedly queueing up to bring the 29-year-old back to Serie A.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian Juventus and Inter have reportedly joined the chase for Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, who seems set to leave London after the current campaign. Loading… last_img read more

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