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Match Report - Leicester City vs Manchester City

Wednesday December 18, 2013Leicester City 1 - 3 Manchester City

By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games

Manchester City progressed to the semi-final of the Capital One Cup with a comfortable 3-1 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Micah was still missing from action as City cruised through, and they were set on their way by Aleksander Kolarov’s superb 30-yard free-kick, beating Kasper Schmeichel after just eight minutes to make it 1-0.

Jesus Navas, Edin Dzeko and Kolarov were all denied by Schmeichel as they went in search of further goals, but the visitors weren’t to be denied for much longer.

Edin Dzeko it was that doubled their advantage as he nodded home from James Milner’s cross with 4 minutes until half time, putting daylight between the teams.

And the pair combined again just after the interval, Milner cutting the ball back to Dzeko to grab his second and City’s third and all but seal the tie.

The home fans did have a goal to cheer late on as Lloyd Dyer’s deflected shot beat Joe Hart to make it 3-1 with 13 minutes remaining, but it was to be no more than a consolation as City set themselves up for the semis in January.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Wasilewski, Morgan, Miquel, Konchesky, Knockaert, King, Drinkwater, Dyer, Taylor-Fletcher, Nugent.
Subs: De Laet, Hammond, Vardy, Schlupp, James, Moore, Logan.

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany ©, Kolarov, Milner, Garcia, Rodwell, Navas, Silva, Dzeko.
Subs: Pantilimon, Nasri, Negredo, Fernandinho, Demichelis, Boyata