Leicester beat City to pull off second shock

Leicester beat City to pull off second shock

Leicester beat City to pull off second shock

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City went into the month of December with an unbeaten record but lost to Chelsea on the 8th and have now lost back-to-back games against Crystal Palace and Leicester City, dropping the champions down to third place in the table.

City dominated possession throughout, but after Andros Townsend's incredible volley for Palace on Saturday they were hit by another wonder strike when Ricardo Pereira fired home nine minutes from time.

After taking the lead at the King Power Stadium through Bernardo Silva, they cracked under pressure with Leicester's comeback goals coming from Marc Albrighton and Ricardo Pereira. We have two games away before new year and we have to do that. The bookmakers have made Liverpool rather than City title favourites for the first time this season.

The problems are mounting up for Guardiola as Liverpool extended their lead at the top to leave City ruing a week either side of Christmas that threatens to see the trophy prised from their grasp.

"Now there will be doubts but we have to change the dynamic".

"100th and 101st goals with this incredible club is something I will never forget", said the Belgian. Last season we dropped points and immediately won again.

"When we win I insist they are calm and now it is the same".

Delph was sent off for catching Pereira on the follow-through from a tackle.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho's first Liverpool goal rounded off the scoring. And he will be concerned about the lack of match sharpness shown by Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne who looked sluggish yesterday after injury lay-offs. We lose a game, it happens.

Tottenham leapfrog City into second after thrashing Bournemouth 5-0, while Manchester United's flawless start under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with Paul Pogba scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Huddersfield. "The game was there and at the end, they scored a fantastic goal". The influential Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho added the other goals in a comfortable win, the 16th of the season with three draws at its halfway point. Ilkay Gündogan, John Stones and Fabian Delph - who will now be suspended anyway - have deputised for the Brazil midfielder in the past two seasons but none of those players ticks all the boxes like Fernandinho does.

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