De Bruyne scores first for Man City in 6-3 goalfest vs. Leicester

Sports Desk, Dec 26 (EFE).- Manchester City on Sunday routed Leicester City 6-3 in a thriller that saw the Citizens take a 4-0 advantage in less than half an hour, while the Foxes got off to a strong start to the second half.

Kevin de Bruyne drew the first blood just five minutes into the game, on a left-footed shot from inside the area, nine minutes before Riyad Mahrez delivered from the 12-yard spot after Aymeric Laporte was fouled inside the area.

Ilkay Gundogan scored the third goal from close range in the 21st minute, while Raheem Sterling made it four as he scored a penalty kick he earned after being downed inside the area in the 25th minute.

The Foxes fought back in the second half, scoring three goals over a 10-minute stretch.

Kelechi Ihenacho led the charge, as he set up James Maddison and Ademola Lookman for the first two goals in the 55th and 59th minute respectively before scoring a goal of his own in the 65th.

Laporte, however, made sure to end any hope of a comeback the Foxes might had as he headed the fifth goal in the 68th minute, while Sterling rounded off the win in the 87th minute.

With the win, leaders Manchester City are six points clear of second-placed Liverpool, who have a game in hand, while Leicester hold the 10th spot with 22 points from 17 games.

Elsewhere, Arsenal trashed Norwich City 5-0, to maintain a six-point lead over fifth-placed Tottenham, who has three games in hand.

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