The Lowdown: Man City overcome Leicester
Pep Guardiola saw his side pick up all three points at the King Power Stadium with a 1-0 scoreline following their midweek Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund.
The Blues went into the game without top scorer Erling Haaland after the striker picked up a foot injury in the 0-0 draw on Tuesday, meaning the onus was on De Bruyne to be the standout superstar once again, and he delivered with a trademark strike.
Once the game against the Foxes had ended, two of City’s players found themselves on the end of some heavy praise from Jacobs.
The Latest: Praise for De Bruyne and Ederson
In a Twitter post on his official account, Jacobs singled out the Belgian’s ‘special’ moment and Ederson’s ‘quality’ save to deny Youri Tielemans as the two standout moments.
Indeed, it was a match often bereft of real quality, and a couple of decisive minutes were dictated by the sheer star quality from the City duo.
The Verdict: City’s saviours
With the Belgian, not only did he see his free-kick goal ultimately secure the three points for the away side, but he also managed to make four key passes in the game, more than any other City player, and have three clear attempts at goal in total.
His display earned the midfielder an impressive match rating of 8.3/10 from SofaScore, mkaing him the highest-rated player on the day.
Who was more impressive for City against Leicester?
Kevin De Bruyne
Ederson meanwhile made five saves in total for his side, including the one from Tielemans’ volley that Jacobs highlighted.
This performance earned the City goalkeeper a match rating of 8/10 from SofaScore, which puts him as the second-highest rated player on the day behind De Bruyne.
It’s easy to see why Jacobs picked these two figures out for praise, and if they keep playing like that it’s very hard to see anyone stopping Pep’s side once Haaland returns.