Led by record goalscorer Erling Haaland, English football champions Manchester City saved their chances in the title race four days before the crucial Champions League second leg against FC Bayern.
The 3: 1 (3: 0) against Leicester City was the sixth league win in a row for Haaland and Co., so the Skyblues are unbeaten for 14 competitive games before the second quarter-final duel on Wednesday (9:00 p.m. / DAZN).
John Stones (5th) gave the enthusiastic hosts the lead, Haaland set another Premier League record with his brace in the first half (13th, hand penalty / 25th): 32 goals have only been scored in a season with 38 games so far Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scored in 2017/18.
Haaland, who finished work at the break, still has eight games to become the sole record holder. After the 3-0 win in the first leg, Manchester has the best chance of reaching the semi-finals of the premier class in Munich.
Man City are three points behind in the Premier League
In the league, the gap to leaders Arsenal (73 points), who will play West Ham United on Sunday (3:00 p.m. / Sky), is currently only three points. Kelechi Iheanacho (75th) scored the consolation goal for Leicester, who were threatened with relegation in the penultimate table and where Dean Smith had recently taken over as team manager from Brendan Rodgers.
In the afternoon, Chelsea suffered their third defeat at the third attempt under their reactivated interim team manager Frank Lampard. The Champions League quarter-finalists lost 1: 2 (1: 1) against Brighton & Hove Albion. After the separation from Graham Potter, Chelsea are still in the table no-man’s land.
Conor Gallagher (13′) gave Chelsea the lead, Danny Wellbeck (42′) and Julio Enciso (69′) turned the game around. National player Kai Havertz was not in the Chelsea squad due to slight knee problems, but he should be available again in the premier class second leg on Tuesday (9 p.m. / Prime Video) against Real Madrid (first leg 0-2).