Man. City rise to third with the win.
Manchester City held on to claim a 2-1 win over Leicester City and rise to third in the Premier League on Saturday.
The story could have been different however, if Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez had not seen his second half penalty disallowed.
Spanish midfielder David Silva had put Man. City ahead after 26 minutes; a goal contested by Leicester who felt Raheem Sterling was offside.
That goal stood however, and soon it became 2-0 thanks to Gabriel Jesus‘ penalty after Leroy Sane was brought down in the area.
A moment of brilliance brought Leicester back in it though.
Shinji Okazaki met Marc Albrighton‘s 42nd minute cross with a sweeping first-time volley that crashed into the roof of Man. City’s goal.
Leicester then chased an equaliser and had it for a moment when Mahrez scored a 76th minute penalty.
Man. City’s Willy Caballero and Nicolas Otamendi however protested that the Algerian had struck the ball twice before it hit the goal.
This prompted the ref to disallow the goal as the home side held on for a crucial win in their chase to finish in the top four.
Man. City now sit in third place with 72 points from 36 games, two points ahead of Liverpool.
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