Man City's title bid hit by shock defeat at Leicester

Man City's title bid hit by shock defeat at Leicester

Elsewhere, Burnley host Everton, Cardiff head to Crystal Palace and Manchester City look to bounce back following that shock home defeat away at Leicester.

The 32-year old has five goals and two assists in just 14 Premier League appearances this season, a tally that's bettered by only one Leicester player, James Maddison (five goals and three assists), who has three more appearances.

Pep Guardiola's men took the lead through Bernardo Silva, but Marc Albrighton would equalise for the Foxes and the score ended 1-1 at half-time.

City slipped to third in the Premier League after their second defeat in a row, with Spurs moving up to second, and Liverpool now six points clear at the top. "We have enough points to be champions but the problem is that the other teams have a lot and they are better than us in this moment". We lose a game, it happens.

City have a chance to close in on the leaders when they play Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on January 3 but first they travel to Southampton in four days' time to face a side who have improved significantly under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Despite sitting four points behind Liverpool, Pep Guardiola believes this season's Manchester City side are better than last campaign's record-breaking title winning outfit. Even if we beat Liverpool now it won't be easy. Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both came off the bench against Palace after dealing with injuries over the past few weeks. "That is pretty much what we wanted to do from the start - create a basis for the rest of the season".

It has been a miserable festive period so far for Guardiola's side, who have now twice surprisingly been beaten after scoring the game's opening goal.

Guardiola says his players now have to show their character to stay in the title race with the game followed by the long trip to Southampton just four days later.

Worryingly, City have gone nine games without keeping a clean sheet and Guardiola hinted there may be a new dose of pragmatism akin to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. We have to try to find the solutions.

It looked set to matter little on 14 minutes, where Leicester were caught square at the back for Bernardo Silva's opener.

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