Leicester City vs Manchester City ends in a goalless draw
It was a goalless draw for both the teams. It is a bad news for City as their skipper V. Kompany will be out for four weeks due to his calf injury.
Manuel Pellegrini revealed that the Belgian will be out for four weeks as his calf muscle were just before the match.
“Vincent has an injury, a second degree of his calf,” Pellegrini said.
“It’s not the same injury, the same calf but in a different part. I am not a doctor but normally a muscle injury of less than three or four weeks is very difficult, especially in the calf.
“We hope that he can recover as soon as he can but it’s very important until we solve this to defend the way we did in this game.”
Manchester City closes the gaps by 3 points to the league leaders Arsenal, while the home side equalize the points table with the leaders but are at second position due to the goal difference.
Pellegrini’s Side is now six games without winning in away in the Premier League.
They again dominated the possession in the first half of the game but were not able to find a goal.
Pellegrini said: “I don’t divide games that we play into home and away.
“We have a season and it’s important to have the amount of points you need to win the title.
“We need to win but we are the best team at home.
“In the second half of the season we will keep improving and if you ask me if I’m happy, I say yes because we are near the top of the table.
“We had more possession and attempts than Leicester and did more to win the game, but if you can’t win it’s important not to lose.
“We were very solid and defended well against a difficult team.
“I’m not happy but I’m not disappointed either because we played well but didn’t score.”
The home side will end the year sharing the lead in the league who started at the last position this year. They are just short of one point which was the target for the manager Claudio Ranieri.
He said” What we are doing is unbelievable. The first half of the season is magnificent and I don’t have words to say how happy I am.”
“The Premier League this season is strange.”
“The bigger teams should be able to stay away from us but we are there and we would love to stay there. “
“I know it’s not our position but we will fight for it.”
“We’re the basement and the other teams are a villa with a swimming pool. It’s not easy for us but we want to fight with everybody.”
“It’s a miracle what we’re doing. I’d love this to continue but it’s not easy. I can only say well done to our players and our fans are unbelievable, they support us and they push us.”
“2015 was fantastic for Leicester and I hope 2016 can be better.””