Premier League: Manchester City thrashed Leicester 6-3 and continues to lead

At frame of traditional Boxing Day, Manchester City – Premier League leader – defeated Leicester 6-3 at home, reached his ninth consecutive victory and for the third game in a row he scored four or more goals, coming off a merciless 7-0 against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds and a 4-0 against Newcastle.

In a great game played this sunday at the Etihad stadium, the City got four goals above in a 25 minute burst with the goals of the belgian Kevin De Bruyne, the Algerian Riyad Mahrez from penalty, the German Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling, also from the twelve steps.

In the plugin, Leicester narrowed the margin with the many of James Maddison, Ademola Lookman and the nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho; but the Spanish Aymeric Laporte and a new conquest of Sterling about the end They sentenced the lawsuit in favor of those led by the Catalan Pep Guardiola, which still holds the City record of 14 wins in a row obtained in 2017.

English tradition

Boxing day is a British football tradition, that Take advantage of the break for the end of the year parties to concentrate up to three days of competition with the aim that families attend the stadiums.

The custom of playing games the day after Christmas began in the 1960s. and at present it also responds to the television strategy of broadcasting the English championship in the great markets of the world at a time when the other main leagues in Europe are on hiatus.

In the first batch of Boxing Day Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace also occurred, as a local, with so many from Harry Kane, the Brazilian Lucas Moura and the Korean Son Heung-Min. During the visit, the Ivorian forward Wilfried Zaha was sent off.

Giovani Lo Celso was left outside the bank alternate host and he still could not add minutes since he was injured in Argentina-Brazil last November 17 in San Juan, for the Playoffs South American for Qatar 2022.

With two games to recover, the “Spurs” got into the classification zone for the cups European, as they took advantage of West Ham’s 3-2 loss to Southampton, which had Willy Caballero on the bench.

The goals in the winner were scored by the Norwegian Mohamed Elyounoussi, James Ward-Prowse and the Polish Jan Bednarek, while Michail Antonio and the Algerian Said Benrahma scored for the local, where Manuel Lanzini entered at halftime, but he could not change the course of his team, which was always at a disadvantage.

For his part, Arsenal continues on a streak and clinched fourth place with a 5-0 win against Norwich, as a visitor, with a double from Bukayo Saka, plus the contributions of Scotsman Kieran Tierney, Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette from a penalty and Emile Smith-Rowe.

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So things, those led by the Spanish Mikel Arteta have four wins in a row.

Later, Chelsea -current champion of the Champions League- beat 3-1 as a visitor to the Aston Villa of Emiliano “Jugue” Martínez and Emiliano Buendía, the latter replaced in the plugin by Carney Chukwuemeka.

Britain’s Reece James, against his own goal, put the local ahead; but Chelsea flipped it with two penalties from the Italian-Brazilian Jorginho and the contribution of the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, to reach the tournament podium.

Draw in the sights of United

According to the British portal Daily star, “Draw” Martinez -one of the “most consistent” players in the English league- is in the sights of Manchester United, which has between their ranks to the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and this Monday from 17 (TV: ESPN and Star +) will face Newcastle.

The Spanish David De Gea is the starter in the Red Devils and has a contract until June 2023. In any case, the possible interest in the goalkeeper of the 29-year-old Argentine national team was leaked, who made the youth divisions in Independiente, at 16 was signed by Arsenal and then went on loan to Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherdam United, Wolverhampton, Getafe of Spain and Reading.

Martinez was transferred to Aston Villa in the 2020/2021 season, and in July this year he established himself with Argentina by winning the Copa América against Brazil, with Captain Lionel Messi as a symbol and figure.

How is the table

The Sunday day ended with Brighton and Hove’s 2-0 win over Brentford. Belgian Leandro Trossard and Dutchman Neal Maupay scored for the store, that It was headlined by Alexis Mac Allister.

In addition, were postponed by sprouts of coronavirus the duels between Liverpool-Leeds, Burnley-Everton and Wolverhampton-Watford.

Main positions: Manchester City 47 points; Liverpool and Chelsea 41; Arsenal 35; Tottenham 29; West Ham 28; Manchester United 27.


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