Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City: 3 players who won the game for Pep Guardiola
Manchester City have successfully maintained their Premier League title hope after they secured a narrow win against a resolute Leicester City side at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola's men were bombarding Leicester's defense relentlessly throughout the match as expected.
They dominated the ball possession and outnumbered Leicester's shots by a considerable margin but The Sky Blue team registered just a single goal in the end. Several of Manchester City's deadly attackers surprisingly were underperforming in this match despite the fact that City are known for their superb offensive prowess.
It was mostly their defenders who were not letting Pep Guardiola down by maintaining an important clean sheet and they even got the goalscoring duties done to give City the 3 points. Now let's take a look at 3 of City's most impressive players who won the game for Pep.
#3 Bernardo Silva
Manchester City's €50 million star has once again shown that he can justify his massive price tag by delivering a persistent display for his team. Bernardo had a somewhat difficult debut season for City, starting just 15 times in the league despite showing some signs of brilliance.
However, Pep Guardiola now seems to have figured out how to utilize him in the squad and the 24-year-old star has quickly established himself as one of the manager's favorites. The Portuguese successfully forms a deadly partnership with Raheem Sterling up front and has even played brilliantly in a deeper position.
He unarguably became Pep's most threatening forward who was willing to break Leicester's resolute defense the most. He had done everything from dribbling past opponents, attempted several shots, and providing key passes throughout the match.
He also helped the defense by registering 2 tackles. Unfortunately, the former Monaco player failed to find the net and wasn't able to provide an assist for his team in the end.