Manchester City kick Leicester City 2-1, stand to 3rd mark in English Premier League table

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Riyad Mahrez had a weird chastisement ruled out as Manchester City survived a stirring Leicester City fightback to explain a 2-1 feat and stand above Liverpool into third place in a Premier League on Saturday.

After winning before a interlude a hosts were unresolved on during times in a second half and Mahrez had a possibility to rescue a deserved indicate for final season’s champions.

But his 77th-minute penalty, notwithstanding violence Willy Caballero, was rightly ruled out after City’s players realised Mahrez had slipped while distinguished a round and inadvertently finished an bootleg double contact.

It was a second propitious mangle for Pep Guardiola’s side whose opening goal, scored by David Silva after 29 minutes, angry Leicester’s players since Raheem Sterling seemed to be offside when he swung a leg during a ball.

“The initial idea was offside,” Leicester screw Kasper Schmeichel, who argued he was dreaming by Sterling, told Sky Sports. “He (Sterling) was restraint my view. He’s in a six-yard box and he is interfering since we can’t see ball.”

There was no doubt about City’s second in a 36th minute. Leroy Sane was sent sprawling in a area by Yohan Benalouane and Gabriel Jesus dismissed a ensuing mark flog into a corner.

Leicester were behind in a compare 4 mins before halftime yet when Shinji Okazaki crushed a marvellous bombardment past Caballero from Marc Albrighton’s cross.

City, who surprisingly left tip scorer Sergio Aguero on a bench, were not clinical adequate in front of idea and Leicester became increasingly dangerous in a second half.

Craig Shakespeare’s side looked set to equalize when Gael Clichy tripped Mahrez in a area and arbitrate Robert Madley had no perplexity in indicating to a chastisement spot.

But Mahrez’s scuffed bid was rightly ruled out as he kicked a round opposite his station leg and past Caballero.
Jamie Vardy also had a late possibility for Leicester who sensed City’s nervousness, though a hosts hung on to stay on march for a top-four finish with dual games left.

They have 72 points while Liverpool, who also have dual to play, have 70. Fifth-placed Arsenal have 66 points though have 3 games remaining, commencement after divided to Stoke City.

“Well done. It’s a initial or second time I’ve seen that in my life,” Guardiola said. “We have to demeanour after a boots!

“We need one some-more diversion to be in a tip 4 though it’s in a hands. West Brom will be tough though hopefully we can be improved than today. And we go to Watford.”

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