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Leicester battle for a point against Manchester City

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High-flying Leicester held Manchester City to a goalless draw on Tuesday night as they earned another point to cap an incredible first half of the season.

Manchester City had picked up just two points from their previous five league away matches going into this one and they were entering the game on the back of a thrashing over Sunderland.

Leicester however were looking to bounce back after the defeat at Liverpool at the weekend; their second defeat of the season.

There were chances throughout the game as both teams were looking to open the scoring. N’Golo Kante came close for the Foxes but his effort from range flew just wide of the post.

Kasper Schmeichel and Joe Hart were both on form as they made numerous key saves to keep the match level with the Danish international being the busier of the two goalkeepers.

Sergio Aguero started the game and despite having a penalty appeal turned down, the Argentine was kept fairly quiet. The solidity of Wes Morgan and Robert Huth in the Leicester back line proved to be a brick wall, meaning Aguero had to drop back into the midfield third just to get a touch of the ball.

Jamie Vardy had the best chance of the game and he probably should have put the Foxes ahead. After forcing a mistake in the opposition’s defence he was played through on goal but blazed the ball over with only Hart to beat.

The overall performance from Leicester proved a big point – they are not just a two-man team with Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Gokhan Inler came into the starting line-up to join Kante and Danny Drinkwater on his return from injury, which prevented Manchester City from playing.

It was evident the players were playing for each other and no-one had a bad game for the Foxes. Christian Fuchs was a standout player once again as he showed his quality on the left flank; the Austrian had a total of 94 touches, only Bacary Sagna had more.

The Foxes will be extremely satisfied with the point as it takes them joint top of the league with Arsenal ahead on goal difference.

Leicester have proved the majority of critics wrong again as the bubble was supposedly going to burst with a tough run of fixtures. They have picked up 11 points from the games against Manchester United, Swansea, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and now Manchester City.

The January transfer window could be one of the biggest Leicester has ever had as they will aim to keep hold of their key players while looking to strengthen the side with quality and depth.

With all the teams played the Foxes are joint top of the league and it would be ridiculous to rule them out as title contenders at this stage in the season.

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About Mark Sheppard

I am an 18-year-old Journalism and Media student at De Montfort University, Leicester. I enjoy writing, especially about sport because my interests involve football, snooker, rugby, F1 and tennis.

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