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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Riyad Mahrez (30')
  • Ilkay Gündogan (43' PEN)
  • Gabriel Jesus (69')
  • Jamie Vardy (22')

Man City beat Leicester, Liverpool stay 10 points clear with game in hand

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'The real Man City' showed up against Leicester (1:08)

Steve Nicol says Man City showed why they are one of the top teams in the league in a win over Leicester. (1:08)

Manchester City beat Leicester 3-1 at the Etihad on Saturday to cut the gap to second place to one point, but the result means Liverpool remain 10 points clear at the top with a game in hand.

Liverpool are in Qatar and for their FIFA Club World Cup final clash with Flamengo as the second and third-place sides met.

And the hosts City were the more dominant side from the off as they controlled the possession against Brendan Rogers' side.

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Leicester City finishing top 4 'would be absolutely fantastic'

Despite losing to Man City, ESPN FC's Steve Nicol is quite confidence Leicester will still secure top four.

But they went behind on 22 minutes as Jamie Vardy caught them on the counterattack and dinked the ball over the on-rushing Ederson. The goal did little to alter the pattern of the game and Riyad Mahrez equalised against his old side on 30 minutes.

City took the lead two minutes before the break through Ilkay Gundogan's penalty after Ricardo Pereira had fouled Raheem Sterling.

And Gabriel Jesus made the points secure with a third on 69 minutes, as he slid in to meet Kevin De Bruyne's cross at the back post.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 26 +46 76
2 Manchester City 25 +36 51
3 Leicester City 26 +28 50
4 Chelsea 25 +9 41
5 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +9 40
6 Sheffield United 26 +4 39
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 +3 36
8 Everton 26 -4 36
9 Manchester United 25 +7 35
10 Arsenal 26 +2 34
11 Burnley 26 -9 34
12 Southampton 26 -16 31
13 Newcastle United 26 -16 31
14 Crystal Palace 26 -9 30
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -7 27
16 AFC Bournemouth 26 -14 26
17 Aston Villa 26 -16 25
18 West Ham United 25 -13 24
19 Watford 26 -16 24
20 Norwich City 26 -24 18