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Match Ratings: Manchester City vs Leicester City

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Manchester City 2 Leicester City 5

Nobody deserved less than a 7 today.

Kasper Schmeichel 7/10

Some of his distribution early on got on my nerves, he was only accurate 41% of the time, but he got dialed in later as the game went on and made some good saves along the way. He also led the team in touches with 50.

Timothy Castagne 8/10

Absolutely brilliant on the right again. He registered another assist and his intelligent runs are perfectly read by his Belgian compatriots. I genuinely don’t know what we’ll do when Ricardo is healthy, but it’s a problem I didn’t think we’d have after signing him.

Daniel Amartey 8/10

First game in the Premier League in two years and absolutely bossed at the back. He was consistently there to make a tackle or head a ball out of danger. He had a team high 6 clearances, with 2 tackles and 1 interception. Very impressive return to the league and I am so glad to have him back as an option.

Çağlar Söyüncü 7/10

Worked well once again with a new partner at the back. I bet he was glad to have his old buddy Jonny Evans back, but the Northern Irishman did leave the game early with a bit of an injury that we hope isn’t long term. Cags had 2 tackles, 3 clearances, and 1 blocked shot.

Jonny Evans 8/10

Glad to have the big man back after that horrible outing against Manchester United last season, but like much of the team, it didn’t seem to bother him a bit. Evans left in the 79th minute, but made his mark with 4 tackles and 3 clearances. Hopefully his injury isn’t too serious, but will have a week to recover before we face West Ham on another Sunday fixture.

James Justin 8/10

James overcame what I thought was a bit of a nervy start to have a helluva match against Manchester City. He had 6 tackles, 2 interceptions, 4 clearances, and 1 dribble. He really started to link up with Harvey Barnes as he settled down from his corner clearing header that Riyad Mahrez smashed top bins. He has had some rough moments in each game he’s started at LB, he always seems to make an impact down the left.

Dennis Praet 7/10

To say this wasn’t his best game isn’t a criticism, but a compliment to how good he’s started this season. With 2 tackles, 1 clearance, & 1 key pass, he made less of a contribution than the previous 3 matches he’s taken a part it, but his main job today was to close down up high with Vardy and Barnes.

Youri Tielemans 10/10

Manchester City v Leicester City - Premier League
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Papy Mendy 9/10

His absolute best match in a Leicester shirt by far. He registered an ASSIST! He also had 2 tackles, 1 interception, 2 clearances, and 1 blocked shot. Mendy made 2 key passes and had a completion rate of 81.5%.

Harvey Barnes 9/10

If only he could get assists for those passes into Jamie Vardy! To play a man into space for him to win a penalty not once, but twice is no accident. He really should’ve had another goal, but in classic Harvey style, the finish wasn’t quite what was required to find the back of the net. He almost managed to dribble past his marker, but unfortunately that was when City still cared about defending.

Jamie Vardy 10/10

PREDICTION! Jamie Vardy wins the Ballon d’Or after lifting the Europa League trophy. He won two penalties and scored both. He also scored a flick that brought back memories of his best goal for England. His groin was bothering him a bit, but he did say after the match he’d be fit to go.

Special Sub Mentions

James Maddison 9/10

What a goal to end your drought! Ederson never had a chance to stop that strike from Madders and it was a statement maker as he tries to come back from injury.