Kevin De Bruyne (5") Riyad Mahrez (14" PEN) Ilkay Gündogan (21") Raheem Sterling (25" PEN, 87") Aymeric Laporte (69")
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Manchester đô thị extended their lead at the đứng top of the Premier League to six points after a thrilling 6-3 home win over Leicester thành phố on Sunday.

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The hosts scored four goals inside the opening 25 minutes with Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan on the scoresheet while Riyad Mahrez và Raheem Sterling scored from the penalty spot.

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Leicester produced a stunning fightback in the second half as James Maddison, Ademola Lookman và Kelechi Iheanacho made it 4-3.

However, an Aymeric Laporte header & another goal from Sterling wrapped the game up late on as Pep Guadiola"s side marched to their ninth consecutive Premier League victory.

The epic thriller will go down in Premier League history as it featured the most goals in a single match on Boxing Day.

"We just had khổng lồ control the game," Sterling told the BBC. "At 4-0 up you have lớn kill the game.

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Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan both scored as Manchester city won a thriller on Boxing Day.James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images"Leicester have some really good players. They didn"t get disheartened & kept going. Credit to lớn them."

De Bruyne opened the scoring for thành phố after five minutes with a fine curling shot into the bottom corner.

City were awarded a penalty eight minutes later after Youri Tielemans brought down Laporte inside the area and Mahrez stepped up lớn score against his former side.

The hosts grabbed a third moments later when Gundogan finished off a flowing team move while Sterling was fouled in the area và converted another spot kick lớn make it 4-0 inside 25 minutes.

Leicester responded in the second half and scored three goals in 10 minutes through Maddison, Lookman & Iheanacho to lớn threaten a stunning comeback.

However, Leicester"s weaknesses at set-pieces continued as Laporte và Sterling both scored from corners to lớn seal an entertaining Boxing Day win for City.