Brendan Rodgers’ side were beaten 2-0 by Pep Guardiola’s runaway Premier League leaders at King Power Stadium on Saturday

The experts of the Match of the Day have given their verdict on Leicester City after the 2-0 defeat by Manchester City

Leicester was beaten 2-0 by the runaway Premier League leaders at King Power Stadium on Saturday

The foxes kept the men of Pep Guardiola in check until Benjamin Mendy opened the scoring shortly before the full hour

Gabriel Jesus added in the 74 Minute one second as the guests expanded their lead at the top of the table to 17 points

Leicester had defeated Man City 5-2 at the beginning of the season – but this surprising result should not be repeated in the second leg

Jermaine Jenas greeted the “relentless” winners and their midfield of Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Fernandinho

“A big highlight for me was how midfield three worked,” Jenas told Match of the Day. “It was just absolute perfection

“The balance that Rodri offers midfield, the aggression, Fernandinho’s win and only De Bruyne’s brilliance throughout the game

“Leicester have put themselves in this low bloc, but they have only found ways to keep pressuring you

De Bruyne threaded the needle with a centimeter-accurate pass in the structure to the second gate

“This may be the pass of the season,” added Jenas, “just look at the inches he’s dealing with Jonny Evans’ toenail almost gets to it, it’s absolute perfection if you get a better one this season Pass it as this one, you’ll do well

Danny Murphy understood Leicester’s defensive approach to the game but believes manager Brendan Rodgers will be disappointed with his quality on the day

“I wasn’t surprised (Leicester by the way) – there were a lot of similarities to when they got a wonderful result and beat them 5-2

“Although the formation is a little different, the philosophy was: let’s stop by, compact the space and play during the break

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“The difference this time around was that they played against a completely different team from Manchester City

“Manchester City stayed patient, cut out the stupid mistakes and was adamant when it came to winning the ball back and pushing Leicester high

“Ultimately, they did a job with the better quality that they have, but I understand why Brendan settled this way

“But sometimes you have to set yourself up defensively, otherwise you will be run over”

Leicester City – Manchester City

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