Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City: Kompany screamer sends City on top with one game to go

Follow the live score and commentary from the Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Leicester City.

Vincent Kompany celebrates after scoring.   -  Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of another important fixture in the Premier League title race as Manchester City takes on Leicester City, looking to get back on top of the table.

 

Starting Line-ups

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, Foden, Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero.

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemens, Choudhury, Albrighton, Maddison, Vardy.


Liverpool had a tough outing against a determined Newcastle United on Saturday. The Reds managed to find that winning goal (like it has many times this season) and took a two point lead over Manchester City.

Manchester City will be looking to take back the top spot with a win against a high-flying Leicester which has picked up 16 points since Brendan Rodgers took over at the end of February.

We rated difficulty levels of Man City and Liverpool's final six Premier League fixtures. Click here to see how much this fixture got and why.

It's not just City that needs points tonight. Leicester is engaged in a battle to stay in the top 10. Currently ninth with with 51 points, it only a point more than Watford and two more than West Ham in 11th.

Manchester City stats

  • City has 12 successive league wins, scoring 27 goals and conceding just three. It is the longest winning streak in the Premier League this season.
  • City is one goal short of scoring 100 at home in all competitions for the first time in a season.
  • The 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace in December was the only time it dropped points at home this season.

Leicester City stats

  • Leicester has picked up 16 points since Brendan Rodgers took over at the end of February. 
  • The Foxes have not got off to great starts. No side has conceded more goals in the opening 15 minutes of their Premier League matches than the 12 let in by Leicester.
  • Jamie Vardy has scored 10 goals in nine league appearances since Claude Puel was sacked.
  • Leicester has scored in a league-high 17 away league matches.