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EPL 2016/17: Leicester City 4-2 Manchester City - 5 Talking Points

Leicester City v Manchester City - Premier League : News Photo
Bravo had yet another shocking night in goal
Taha Memon
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Modified 11 Dec 2016, 09:24 IST
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The defending champions Leicester hosted one of the title contenders Manchester City in a game that marked the revival of the former, and one that the latter would like to forget as soon as possible.

Pep Guardiola went to King Power Stadium having just been beaten soundly by Chelsea and within three minutes an error from his side gave Jamie Vardy his first league goal in eleven games.

Also read: Twitter explodes as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are torn apart by Leicester City

Andy King scored two minutes later, and Vardy added two more to give him his first hat trick with the champions. Two late goals through Aleksander Kolarov and Nolito made the scoreline more respectable but it was mostly negatives for Pep’s team as Ranieri’s men took home a much needed 3 points in an encounter that ended 4-2.

Take a look at the main talking points of this thrilling encounter


#1 Claudio Bravo proves that not everything coming out of Barcelona is good

Out of the eight shots on target that the former Barca keeper has faced, six of them have resulted in goals.
Bravo might be good with his feet, but his shot stopping abilities are nowhere near the level of what you would expect from a goalkeeper of a top team.

Both the goals by Jamie Vardy were pretty good, but the positioning from Bravo in both situations was a bit off. Moreover, the Andy King goal from outside the box was something a keeper like David De Gea or Thibaut Courtois would have saved.

Guardiola bought a player in a position that City had no problems in, and now Joe Hart must be having a good laugh somewhere in Torino. Bravo needs to drastically improve for his and his team’s sake, as the importance of a good keeper, goes a long way, and Pep knows that.

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Published 11 Dec 2016, 09:06 IST
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