Just as Chelsea re-entered the race for the 2021-22 title in Premier League football results, Manchester City extended their lead. City now firmly lead at the EPL table’s top because they are ahead both Liverpool and Chelsea by six points. The Citizens made this possible with a thrilling 6-3 home win over Leicester City in a football match on Sunday. They have a 6-point lead because this was their second consecutive victory after also defeating Newcastle United (football scores) previously.
The hosts scored as many as four goals inside the opening 25 minutes. Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan claimed the scoresheet while Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling scored from the penalty spot.
However, in the second half, to their credit, Leicester produced a stunning fight back. James Maddison, Ademola Lookman, and Kelechi Iheanacho actually managed to score and reduce the goal difference to 4-3.
However, an Aymeric Laporte header and another goal from Sterling wrapped the game up later on. This is how Pep Guadiola’s side marched to their ninth consecutive Premier League victory.
The epic thriller will go down in Premier League history, and not just because of City and Leicester’s brilliant efforts. This game broke a record because it featured the most goals in a single match on Boxing Day.
Premier League Football Results – Manchester City Extended Their Lead
Five minutes in, De Bruyne opened the scoring for City with a fine curling shot into the bottom corner.
City won a penalty eight minutes later, when Youri Tielemans brought down Laporte inside the area. And Mahrez, City’s usual choice for free-kicks, stepped up to score a penalty against his former side, which he did.
The hosts grabbed a third goal just moments after this when Gundogan finished off a flowing team move.
Sterling suffered a foul in the area and he himself converted another spot kick to make it 4-0. So, at home, City were up 4-0 inside the first 25 minutes alone.
Leicester responded dangerously to this slight in the second half as they scored three goals in just 10 minutes. Maddison, Lookman, and Iheanacho all were accurate goal scorers and threatened a stunning comeback from Leicester City.
However, Leicester’s weaknesses at set-pieces continued. And finally, Laporte as well as Sterling both scored from corners to seal an entertaining Boxing Day win for City.