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Ricardo Pereira Stars In Leicester’s Stunning 2-1 Win Over Manchester City

Tanuja Saikhom | 1 month ago

Ricardo Pereira scored a late stunner to secure Leicester a 2-1 victory against the title favorite Manchester City on Wednesday night. The Portuguese defender struck a powerful volley from the edge of the penalty area in the 81st minute after Leroy Sane made a failed attempt to clear off a Marc Albrighton corner.

Claude Puel’s Foxes came from behind to grab three points at the King Power Stadium and climbed up to the seventh place in the Premier League table.

Bernardo Silva opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a low strike beside City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from Sergio Aguero’s tight pass. However, the visitors’ celebration was cut off by the nightmare when Marc Albrighton’s header from Jamie Vardy's cross equalized the score in just five minutes.

City finished the game with 10 men as Fabian Delph received a straight red card after he slid in on Ricardo and caught him on the knee.

The result in Leicester means City have picked up just three points from their last four games, trailing leaders Liverpool by seven points. It is their second loss in five days after a 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace. 

The City fell to the third place and one point below Tottenham Hotspur, who routed Bournemouth 5-0 in another game on the same night.