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Ndidi, Iheanacho on duty as City tame Leicester at home

Bernardo Silva maintained Manchester City's winning streak with a determined 1-0 victory

 

Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action Saturday as visiting Manchester City ran away with a lone goal victory.

While Ndidi was in action for the entire duration of the match, Iheanacho who scored a brace in Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat of Liberia in world cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun stadium was in action for 17 minutes after stepping in as replacement for James Maddison.

Ademola Lookman was equally in action for 17minutes stepping in same time with Iheanacho but in his own case replacing Barnes.

The duo almost made it happen for the foxes when they combined effectively but the move was scuttled.

Iheanacho rode Walker’s challenge and shrugged off Cancelo to find Lookman, but Ederson raced off his line to turn his shot behind.

Bernardo Silva maintained Manchester City’s winning streak with a determined 1-0 victory at Leicester.

The forward’s first goal of the season gave the visitors a third straight win and revenge for last month’s Community Shield defeat to the Foxes.

City deserved a victory which threatened to elude them after a wasteful first half in which Gabriel Jesus was twice denied by Kasper Schmeichel.

Silva and Jack Grealish also had chances before the Portuguese struck to seal three points for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Jamie Vardy had a goal disallowed for offside while Harvey Barnes hit the bar for the hosts as their mixed start to the season continued.

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City dominated while Leicester remained a looming threat on the break, but Guardiola’s side could not find a first-half breakthrough as Schmeichel denied Jesus at the far post again just before the interval .

The deadlock underlined why Guardiola wanted to sign Harry Kane and why their failure to land the Tottenham striker could end up costing them the title.

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