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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Riyad Mahrez (30')
  • Ilkay G√ľndogan (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 29 +45 82
2 Manchester City 28 +37 57
3 Leicester City 29 +30 53
4 Chelsea 29 +12 48
5 Manchester United 29 +14 45
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 +7 43
7 Sheffield United 28 +5 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur 29 +7 41
9 Arsenal 28 +4 40
10 Burnley 29 -6 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 -6 39
12 Everton 29 -9 37
13 Newcastle United 29 -16 35
14 Southampton 29 -17 34
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -8 29
16 West Ham United 29 -15 27
17 Watford 29 -17 27
18 AFC Bournemouth 29 -18 27
19 Aston Villa 28 -22 25
20 Norwich City 29 -27 21