Mahrez rues disallowed penalty as Leicester City lose at Manchester City

Posted on May 13 2017 , at 04:01 pm
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  • Man. City rise to third with the win.

Mahrez and Danny Simpson dejected after the loss. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters

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.

Okazaki beats Caballero in the Man City goal. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters
Mahrez celebrates with Okazaki. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters

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.

Mahrez slipped as he scored the penalty. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA
But Otamendi called the referee’s attention to the double hit penalty. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters
Leading to the ref, Robert Madley explaining why Mahrez’s penalty was disallowed. Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters

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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