All the latest news as Pep Guardiola’s side look to tighten grip on top four spot for next season
LAST season it was the moment that changed it all – a stunning win for Leicester City at the Eithad was the game that made everyone stand up and believe, the Foxes can win the Premier League.
And go on they did, champions in a season no fan of the club, nor neutral alike, can ever forget.
That time, two goals from Robert Huth and a third from Riyad Mahrez sent jaws dropping all over the top flight as Leicester believed, they would be champions.
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This year, though, it has been very different.
Both sides have competed in the Champions League and missed out on the business end of the competition.
Man City have gained a new world class manager in Pep Guardiola, and other new players such as Gabriel Jesus that suggest a new chapter of the Sheikh Mansour years is being written at the Etihad.
Meanwhile Leicester have had a hugely disappointing season and will want to avoid becoming the lowest finishing defending champions in Premier League history, just a year after Chelsea set a league worst of 10th.
The two sides face off in the early clash on Saturday, just after noon, here’s everything you need to know about the game.
What TV channel is Manchester City vs Leicester City on?
Manchester City take on Leicester City on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 with coverage starting at 11.30pm.
Kick off is at 12.30pm and you can watch the game on Sky Go and on the service’s website.
Don’t forget you can get highlights directly to your smartphone with The Sun Football app as the goals fly in.
Alternatively you can follow SunSport’s live matchday blog.
What is the team news?
Pep Guardiola and Craig Shakespeare are yet to confirm injury news in their pre-match press conferences.
But Sergio Aguero remains a major doubt for City after picking up a groin strain in the 5-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Claudio Bravo has been battling a calf sttrain, Fabian Delph has a knock and John Stones could also be out with a muscular injury.
Of course, Ilkay Gundogan is still battling an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Meanwhile Robert Huth and Wes Morgan look likely to miss the game, as well as Nempalys Mendy.
Recent form guide
Manchester City: WWDDW
Leicester City: LDLWW
Leicester are having an impressive run of form under Craig Shakespeare, but City really have the bit between their teeth.
You would expect Pep Guardiola’s side to go after Leicester like they did Crystal Palace in last weekend’s 5-0 drubbing.
And without a fully fit defence, you cannot see Kasper Schmeichel keeping the ball out of the back of the net.
Mind you, City are still vulnerable at the back and if Jamie Vardy is in the mood, and Riyad Mahrez rediscovers last season’s form, the visitors could cause trouble.
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- Man City have won only two of their last seven Premier League meetings with the Foxes (D2 L3).
- Leicester have won their last two league games against the Citizens, scoring at least three goals each
- time (3-1 in February 2016 and 4-2 in December 2016) – the Foxes haven’t won three in a row against City for 50 years (March 1967).
- The Foxes have won five of their last six top-flight visits to Manchester City (L1), their only defeat in this run a 0-2 reverse in March 2015 under Nigel Pearson.
- Manchester City have won their last four home Premier League games against reigning champions – each of the last two were by a three-goal margin (4-1 v Manchester United in September 2013 and 3-0 v Chelsea in August 2015).
- Pep Guardiola’s side have lost just once at home this season in the Premier League, though have drawn seven times (W9 D7 L1).
- Jamie Vardy has scored seven times in his last 10 Premier League games, after just five in his first 22 this campaign.
- Vardy’s only Premier League hat-trick came in the reverse fixture against Manchester City in December.
- Sergio Aguero needs two more goals to reach 20 in the Premier League this season. If he manages this, he’ll be the fifth player to score 20+ goals in three consecutive seasons after Alan Shearer (four seasons), Thierry Henry (five seasons), Ruud van Nistelrooy and Harry Kane.
- Craig Shakespeare has won seven of his first 10 Premier League games in charge of Leicester (W7 D1 L2), two more than Claudio Ranieri managed in his first 10 (W5 D4 L1).
- Kevin De Bruyne has assisted six goals in his last seven Premier League matches, including two last time out against Crystal Palace.
- The Foxes are looking to record back-to-back away wins for the first time this season, last doing so on their way to the title in April 2016 (three in a row).