In the 14th round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season, a focus battle was launched. Although the defending champion Manchester City, who went to the away game, did not have the help of Haaland, they still relied on midfielder De Bruyne to score the only goal of the game. In the end, they defeated Leicester 1-0 and temporarily rose to the first place in the standings.
Eight minutes into the campaign, Cancelo sent a pass, and Gundogan headed the goal but was confiscated by the Leicester goalkeeper.
In the 12th minute, Manchester City took a corner kick. De Bruyne crossed the ball after receiving the ball. Rodri immediately shook his head and attacked the goal but was asked by the opponent’s goalkeeper. 2 minutes later, De Bruyne sent a through ball, and Alvarez’s small angle attack was blocked. In the 16th minute, Rodri and De Bruyne cooperated in passing, and Bernardo Silva followed up with a hard shot that was blocked by the goalkeeper.
In the 31st minute, Akanji’s long-range shot from outside the penalty area was blocked, and then Leicester organized a counterattack. Barnes swayed the angle and attacked the goal but kicked high.
Manchester City lead Arsenal by 1 point
In the 48th minute of the second half, Grealish created a free kick, and then De Bruyne chose to shoot directly when he took the penalty. The ball bounced into the net after hitting the goal post and helped Manchester City break the deadlock 1-0. .
In the 52nd minute, Leicester took a corner kick. Dielemans volleyed after receiving it. Manchester City goalkeeper Edson gave the ball a hit and hit the post, helping Manchester City escape the equalizer. .
In the 76th minute, Leicester got the ball in the frontcourt and Ishinacho shot directly but missed. In the 87th minute, after Ishinacho intercepted the ball, a low shot was confiscated by Manchester goalkeeper Ederson.
In stoppage time, Stones almost made a serious mistake when he headed Dias with a header to make a clearance. In the end, Manchester City defeated Leicester 1-0 away, and currently ranks first in the standings with 29 points. , and lead the title rival Arsenal by 1 point.