2 weeks ago, the blue side of Manchester was filled with joy, while the Red side was in tears with their Managers and Players not playing well. In the next two weeks, role reversal has been seen prominent. Man City had lost yet again, this time to Leicester while the Red Devils cruised past Huddersfield comfortably under Solskjaer.
Leicester hosted Manchester City in a nail-biting match. Aguero and De Bruyne returned to the side, while Kompany and David Silva were ruled out with injuries. City started strongly with Sane and Sterling terrorizing the Lecister wing backs, but it was a quick move from Aguero who played in Bernardo Silva for the first goal of the night. City were cruising comfortably, but with a quick counter-attack, Vardy crossed in a delicious ball for the under-rated Marc Albrighton to score a brilliant header past Ederson. 1-1 at halftime. The second half commenced and it was all city with the ball. Silva, De Bruyne creating chance after chance for the attack, but to no cigar. Ricardo Perreira stole the winner for Lecister in the 81st minute with a majestic strike from outside the box to go through the City defenders and beat Ederson. With a few minutes left, Sane rolled in Aguero but the captain could just drag his shot high. 2-1 to Leicester at full-time. Man City had lost 2 games in the Premier League in a row after 2 years.
The other side of Manchester had found new optimism in caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. He played the same formation, except for Martial who has a slight injury, which beat Cardiff 5-1. United began well- Pogba and Mata were controlling the midfield and were supplying the attackers on numerous occasions. In the 28th minute, it was Matic who scored a tap-in following a corner and Lindelof’s flick. The half was controlled by United and ended 1-0. Pogba scored twice in the second half silencing Jose Mourinho with his team selection. Both goals were towards the left bottom corner and were hit with some force. Man United were 3-0 up with 10 minutes left. Huddersfield gained a consolation with Zanka’s tap-in, in the 88th minute, but to no significant effect. The Red Devils continued their brilliant form under Solksjaer grabbing all the three points.