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Two things you can learn from Leicester City's victory in the Community Shield.


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The curtain raiser for the new Premier League season, also known as the Community Shield match, was played between Premier League Champions, Manchester City, and FA Cup winners, Leicester City, at Wembley Stadium, with the Foxes coming out victorious with a late penalty by substitute Kelechi Ihenacho. 


 

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Two things did stand out from that match, and I think it would be right to highlight them. 


1. Manchester City's best defensive pairing remains Ruben Diaz and John Stones. 

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Nathan Ake wasn't and isn't capable of complementing Ruben Diaz as his positioning left a lot of gaps in the defense, giving Leicester City a lot of room to attack Manchester City. They had 5 shots on target compared to the city's 3, and if not for the heroic saves by substitute goalkeeper Steffen, they would have conceded more.


2. Leicester City is a growing force to be reckoned with right now in the English Premier League. 

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The foxes have now found their rhythm and are slowly getting better with each passing game. Coach Brendan Rogers has assembled a close knot, with midfielder Wilfred Ndidi proving to be an important facet of the side. 


Also, the new signing, Paston Daka, from Zambia, showed why the Foxes shelled out that huge sum for his transfer, as his mobility and physicality were something that the City defense couldn't handle. Expect to see more from this brilliant Leicester City side this season. 


Kelechi Ihenacho is gradually becoming the striker that we'll expect him to be. His anticipation led to him winning the penalty, which he duly converted himself. We're all expecting a lot of goals from the Nigerian internationals this season. 


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