October 29, (THEWILL) – Manchester City moved to the top of the English Premier League after defeating Leicester City 1-0, thanks to a magnificent free kick from Kevin De Bruyne.
Pep Guardiola’s team leapfrogged Arsenal to go top of the EPL standings after dominating for long stretches at the King Power Stadium, despite the absence of top scorer, Erling Haaland, who is out with a fever and foot injury.
With no goals in the first half, City finally made their dominance count early in the second, as De Bruyne scored a superb 25-yard goal into the top-left corner from a direct free-kick, to give City their fourth straight away victory against Leicester.
The Foxes’ three-match winning streak came to an end as a result of the score, squandering the opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone and continuing to make life difficult for the manager, Brendan Rodgers.
Until Arsenal play tomorrow against Nottingham Forest, City stays at the top of the table and will now turn their focus to the midweek tie against Sevilla in their last UEFA Champions League group game. Meanwhile, Rodgers will be hoping that his team can bounce back against Everton in their next game.