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    Man City vs Leicester Match Report

    Manchester City celebrate the opening goal at the Etihad. (picture:
    David Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored as Manchester City leapfrog Liverpool into third position in the Premier League by beating a battling Leicester City side at the Etihad stadium. 

    Manchester City took the lead just on the half-hour mark as Leroy Sane cut the ball back to the onrushing Silva to fire home from just inside the 18-yard box.

    Jesus added the second five minutes later from the penalty spot after Sane was brought down clumsily inside the area.

    The home side were in control but Leicester halved the deficit when Shinji Okazaki converted a brilliant left-footed volley from a delightful Albrighton cross just before the interval.

    The second half was an even affair and with 15 minutes remaining Leicester got a penalty. Riyad Mahrez scored, but it was disallowed correctly by the referee as Mahrez accidentally kicked the ball onto his standing leg, meaning there was a double touch from the Algerian.

    The home side hung on for a vital victory, which sees them move to third, six points ahead of Arsenal (who play later today) and two points ahead of fourth placed Liverpool. As for Leicester, the defeat means they remain in ninth position.

    Post-match reaction

    Pep Guardiola to Sky Sports: "We have two games left and it was so important against the last champions. When you play them you understand why they were champions.

    "It's not easy to win games in a row. Now we rest for Tuesday. We need one more game to be in the top four but it's in our hands. West Brom will be tough but hopefully we can be better than today."

    Raheem Sterling to Sky Sports: "It's a massive win. There's been times throughout the season when I felt we deserved more but didn't get any luck. Today we got the luck." 

    Kasper Schmeichel to Sky Sports: "The first goal was definitely offside. He [Sterling] is blocking my view. He is interfering because I can't see the ball". 

    Birthday boy and Man Of The Match Yaya Toure to Sky Sports: "You don't know whats going to happen in the future. I appreciate playing and I feel younger than Raheem now. I hate birthdays."

    What happens next?

    For Manchester City, it is another home game against West Brom on Tuesday, where a win would surely secure a top four finish. 

    For Leicester, they return to the King Power stadium to host Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday evening. 

    Your thoughts

    Should the first goal have been disallowed? 

    Will Manchester City finish in the top four?

    Leave a comment below or get in touch on Twitter @PremPreviewMag or @AbzMulla6. 

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