MANCHESTER, NNC – Leicester City manager Claude Puel revealed why his team was defeated by Manchester City in the 27th week of the English Premier League. According to Puel, Leicester failed to rise after Man City's second goal.
Leicester City came home empty-handed during a visit to Manchester City headquarters. In the match at Etihad Stadium on Sunday (2/11/2018), they lost to Man City with a score of 1-5.
After a goal by Man City’s Raheem Sterling, Leicester was able to equalize the score after through Jamie Vardy. Until the break, they were able to muffle City and maintain the score 1-1.
However, three minutes into the second half, Leicester goalkeeper failed to stop Sergio Aguero’s goal. The goal apparently broke down Leicester’s mentality.
Leicester then made its own mistakes, which City actually exploited. Aguero finally scored three more goals in the remaining time to punish Leicester.
"I think we got hit with the first two goals in a bad time and we were able to get back into the game with Jamie Vardy's first-half’s goal but they got a lot of chances and there were some fantastic rescues from Kasper Schmeichel but we were hit with another goal early in the second half," Leicester manager Claude Puel told the club's official website.
"They finished us off with a second goal and after that it was hard for us, they were more confident, more qualified and took advantage of space and a fantastic striker in Sergio Aguero, he scored four fantastic goals today," Puel said.
Leicester now occupies the eighth position in the Premier League standings with 35 points.Meanwhile, Manchester City is still comfortable at the top.