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10th Feb 2018

Three things got people talking during Man City’s 5-1 win over Leicester

Robert Redmond

Manchester City cruised to a 5-1 victory over Leicester City in the late Premier League kick-off on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero scored an incredible four goals , Raheem Sterling put his awful miss against Burnley last week behind him to score and Pep Guardiola’s team went 16 points clear with 11 games to play. Riyad Mahrez even made an appearance off the bench for Leicester, and Kevin De Bruyne was sensational yet again.

The Belgian midfielder was about to be awarded the man of the match award by Sky Sports until Aguero crashed in his fourth goal of the day in stoppage time. De Bruyne had a hat-trick of assists, including the pass of the match in the second half.

With 48 minutes gone, and the score level at 1-1, De Bruyne played a give and go with Sterling on the left wing and cut inside. The midfielder opened his body and curved a perfect cross to the back post, finding Aguero who had a tap-in. De Bruyne’s stunning pass took the entire Leicester defence out of the game.

Here’s how the goal happened:

Another talking point from the match was the reappearance of Mahrez.

The Leicester forward had wanted to join Guardiola’s team on deadline day of the transfer window, but the Foxes rejected their £65m bid. Mahrez was extremely unhappy, and reportedly refused to return to training until Friday. He came off the bench in the second half against City…

Some naturally found it amusing.

And Aguero’s performance was pretty special.

This was the third time the City forward has scored four goals or more in a Premier League match.