Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City match against Leicester City has been an excellent start to a great month for Guardiola and his players.
They try to close the historic quadruple. They started April with a controlled, directed, and impressive victory against a team that had eliminated 16 of the top six this season.
They could finish with the Carabao Cup, a place in both the FA Cup and the Champions League’s semi-finals.
There is no question about whether they will win the Premier League for the third time in four seasons.
However, the visitors never looked back when Mendy used Albrighton’s weak challenge to block his own forward.
The second goal was a joy to watch against Leicester City
After De Bruyne’s defensive success, Sterling and Jesus played one game before the final. One put his team’s 105th goal in 47 games in all competitions this season.
Guardiola’s team kept clean sheets (28). It conceded fewer goals (26) in all competitions than any other team. Among the teams in the top five leagues in Europe in 2020-21.
They also have relegated to the Champions League. The competition they still have to win, and Borussia Dortmund’s visit to the Etihad on Tuesday.
With this evidence, it’s hard to see Manchester City lose again this season.
Pep Guardiola says he will “never forget this season” as Manchester United’s relegated leaders closed out. The Premier League title with a victory over third-placed Leicester.
Second-half goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus left City to need 11 points in seven games. To close out their third league title in four seasons.
“I like the Premier League more than any other competition going on. We are closer. We are really very close,” added Guardiola after getting his team to score 17 points at the top.
The champions are Liverpool. They have a crown – but we are close to taking it.
“The champions are Liverpool. They have a crown – but we are close to taking it,” said Guardiola
Guardiola said City’s efforts were “amazing” because so many games this season have been played out of the audience. Due to the coronavirus epidemic.
“In the closure outside the audience. All the games were there,” Guardiola added. “I will never forget this season.”
Since the announcement of club striker Sergio Aguero, he would be leaving at the end of the season in their first game.
Guardiola’s goal-scoring team was frustrated before Benjamin Mendy won the match.
Fernandinho got denied a goal. Kevin de Bruyne‘s free-kick hit the bar, and Kasper Schmeichel denied Riyad Mahrez a free-kick.
However, French full-back Mendy produced a perfect curve. After coming on with a Marc Albrighton challenge before Gabriel Jesus closed the scoring for visitors nearby.
Leicester thought they were leading the way in a half-win over Jamie Vardy. Still, his celebrations were interrupted by a flag that did not belong to him.
Leicester City’s top-four hopes are still in their hands.
Leicester failed to re-use the fighting plan that beat Brendan Rodgers’ side 5-2 at the Etihad last September.
They won only two attempts at the country’s best team. But they ended up failing in their first game after the international break.
After Chelsea’s stunning defeat at home by West Brom struggling early Saturday, Leicester’s hopes of playing in the Champions League for the second time in six seasons remain in their hands.
They have responded well to the retreat in the past.
After exiting the Europa League in February, the foxes took seven points in four games. And they beat Manchester United to reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1982.
Leicester continues to thrive under Rodgers. But will want to learn lessons from this defeat and move quickly.
West Brom, Crystal Palace, and Newcastle, among the teams, are still to visit King Power before the end of the season.
We’re not organized – said Leicester City
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers: “In the first hour, we were excellent and defensive. But we didn’t do well with the ball.
We were disappointed with the goals. And we were not organized well.
“We lost to a better team. The players continued to get good chances. But we can’t have any complaints.
“They are a good team. You see players like Raheem Sterling come into this game, and you are a world-class player.
“No shame, we have won a big game up in their place, where we lost today. We’ll look out for you and have a great week next week.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said, “Our goal was not allowed easily. We hit a crossbar, and it was the same game as Everton.
“We had to be patient and not give up and not give them a chance. We won’t win in five or ten minutes. It was important for us to have patience.”