Match Thread | Leicester vs Man City (26/12/18)

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Going 6 points behind will put even more pressure on with another difficult away game to come before Liverpool game who could then happily sit back in that game and take a draw and defend and use counter attack
 

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The petulance of Sane when he loses the ball is infuriating. Loses ball, sulks. loses ball, stands around sulking, don’t get passed the ball, sulks. If only he could put all his sulky efforts into his game.
 

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There are hardly any fullbacks in the Premier League, who will defend those crosses, unless they are already marking the player involved, which in this City team, means coming out of the centre, in which case, the same bloke could run in there & score instead in the empty space.

in most cases, that's right where Fernandinho would ,effecting play, even if he doesn't touch the ball.
 

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1st goal, delph fuck up BUT it was a foul on Danilo. changed the game completely, thanks mike dean.

feel sorry for gundogan, NOT a defensive midfielder and his teammates are not helping him at all.

Sterling looks completely gassed, leroy so so wasteful.

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To be fair, Ilkay is not helping himself with his (mostly) poor passing and indecisiveness. Toward the end it looked to me that everyone was starting to hesitate when considering passing to him. Add to the fact that he hasn’t won a tackle or a take-on all first half (being beaten on both five or six times), and when he has intercepted a pass or two, he’s immediately passed it directly to a Leicester player (that instance there at the end of the half was infuriating, as it sent them on the break).

Delph looks just as bad, as well — he seems to be confused as to what he should do if a player makes a late run in to the box. For Leicester’s goal, he seemed to try to play the offside trap, which was a stupid decision for the situation.

I agree Sterling looks tired, and those check backs with his first touch keeps giving the two defenders that always seem to be on him many opportunities to win the ball and run at our midfield.

Pep needs to make a few tactical changes for the second half (maybe even take off Ilkay for David and drop Kev in to DM) or we are likely going to lose this.
 

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Terrible half that, we need a win, spuds and dippers both winning, if we don't win today I think the gap will get to big for us to claw back
Not quite. But anything less than a win will make the Liverpool game a must win. Win that and we'll half the (probable) deficit.
 
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