Man City vs Leicester: Pep Guardiola's men swept aside Leicester with a 3-2 victory

John Stones score and Erling Haaland take his tally for the season to 47 with two more goals during Man City vs Leicester.

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The Blues swept the struggling Foxes aside in a blistering opening 24 minutes that saw John Stones score and Erling Haaland take his tally for the season to 47 with two more goals during Man City vs Leicester.

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Leicester had been pinned back in their own final third almost from kick-off and when a corner was half-cleared, the ball fell to John Stones on the edge of the box and his pinpoint left-foot half volley found the top right-hand corner of the net to put the Blues 1-0 up.

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John Stones scored an out worldly shot (Image- Manchester City)

And it wasn't long before the City fans were cheering again.

Jack Grealish was convinced he'd been fouled on the corner of the box, but referee Darren England waved the appeal away.

Moments later, Grealish skipped past a challenge on the left before clipping the ball towards the six-yard box where it struck the raised hand of Wilfred Ndidi and, after a pitch-side VAR check by the referee, a spot-kick was awarded.

Erling Haaland made no mistake for goal No.46 of a scintillating season.

And our record-breaking Norwegian was soon celebrating goal No.47 as Kevin De Bruyne drove forward before threading a pass into Haaland's feet and he did the rest, clipping the ball over Daniel Iversen to make it 3-0 on 24 minutes.

The only surprise was there were no more goals in the time that remained, with the Blues going into the break three goals to the good.

With Bayern Munich in mind, Guardiola took Haaland and Stones during the interval, replacing the pair with Julian Alvarez and Manuel Akanji.

Second Half:

There was surprisingly little to report after the break of Man City vs Leicester with Riyad Mahrez coming close on the hour mark with a curling shot from 20 yards that Iversen did well to tip over.

It seemed the game had been won in that first 24 minutes and with no need for over-exertion, the City fans made their own entertainment as they went through their repertoire of songs and even threw in a Poznan for good measure.

Then, on 75 minutes, a Leicester corner saw Harry Souttar's header palmed out by Ederson but only as far as Kelechi Iheanacho who tapped home to make it 3-1.

The goal gave the visitors an injection of energy for the last 15 minutes or so and five minutes from time, James Maddison found himself clean through on goal, but his low shot was pushed around by Ederson.

Had that gone in, it might have been a very nervy end in a game that looked done and dusted long before.

There was still time for Iheanacho to strike the foot of the post in added time, but the visitors couldn't prevent the Blues racking up a 10th successive victory.

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