Manchester City have at least temporarily taken the lead in the Premier League. The English football champions won 1-0 (0-0) at Leicester City.
Former Wolfsburg player Kevin de Bruyne scored the winning goal for the guests from a direct free kick in the 49th minute. City coach Pep Guardiola had to do without star striker Erling Haaland for the first time in the Premier League. No wonder Guardiola was happy about the away win: "It's a big win for Manchester City."
The 22-year-old striker star Haaland was hit on the foot in the Champions League game at his former club Borussia Dortmund. Guardiola said that Haaland will not be there for the upcoming Champions League game against Sevilla either.
With 29 points after twelve games, Manchester City are leading the table, but can be overtaken by Arsenal (27) on Sunday. The North Londoners welcome newly promoted Nottingham Forest (3 p.m. / Sky).
defeat for Chelsea
Chelsea (21 points) are far from the top of the table. The Londoners lost their away game at Brighton