Manchester City fans and the players themselves were left shell-shocked after a galling 1-3 defeat to Leicester at the game on Saturday February 6th.
What should have been a confident start for City soon gave way to doubt after Leicester centre back Robert Huth scored the first goal for his team just three minutes into the match thanks to some help from his team mate Riyad Mahrez, who’d tried to land a shot only seconds before.
According to Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, in a match report by the Guardian, this early goal “gave us confidence” which would prove to be key to their overall performance.
After maintaining good control for the rest of the first half, Manchester City were again taken aback by Leicester when Mahrez himself, with some help from central midfielder N’Golo Kanté, scored the team’s second goal of the match, this time three minutes into the second half.
At this point in the match, it still seemed as if it could have gone either way, given City’s control of the ball in the first half among other things, but that was before Huth scored another goal for his team just 12 minutes after their second, all but ensuring their victory.
In the spite of the daunting odds and ticking clock, however, City managed to keep it together as best they could, but their efforts would eventually be in vain. An eleventh-hour goal at 87 minutes in from striker Sergio Aguero was a great addition, even though by this point it was all too little, too late.
After four minutes of added time, which saw no goals from either team, the match ended with the final score at full time being 1-3 to Leicester.
These kinds of results are indicative of the fluctuating fortunes of so many professional teams. The constant striving for improvement in their players has led to more and more teams of all levels diversifying their range of training approaches, utilizing tools such as soccer drill videos from sites and others.
This recent victory puts the team six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table and puts them at 7-4 favorites to win the competition, which would be their first English league title ever.