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Leicester's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring from the penalty spot but Manchester City's complaints were valid

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring from the penalty spot but Manchester City's complaints were valid

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring from the penalty spot but Manchester City's complaints were valid

Riyad Mahrez's penalty slip ensured Manchester City did not take a tumble of their own in the Champions League race, moving third with a 2-1 win over Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.

On the fifth anniversary of their first Premier League title win their 2012 hero Sergio Aguero was restricted to a late cameo but a penalty from his heir apparent, Gabriel Jesus, and David Silva's opener left City with the points.

Shinji Okazaki gave the Foxes hope with a stunning volley before half-time but when Mahrez had the chance to level from the spot 13 minutes from time, he lost his footing and touched the ball into his standing leg.

The effort somehow still ended up in the top corner but referee Robert Madley spotted the infringement and chalked off what would have been a fitting reward for Leicester's unexpected comeback.

Instead City finally put away their bogey side, who have taken seven points from the the last three games between these sides, including December's 4-2 thrashing at the King Power Stadium.

City hogged possession from the first whistle but the best early chances came from corners at either end, Fernandinho and Wilfred Ndidi both misplacing headers from good positions.

Leroy Sane was next to spurn a clear sight of goal, dragging wide from six yards after Ndidi's poor clearance. That was virtually the on blemish on the German's first-half display, as he menaced Danny Simpson with a kinetic performance on the left wing.

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Sane was a fitting creator for City's 29th-minute opener, though his fine take down and cross would not have been possible without a wonderful cross-field ball from Fernandinho.

Silva arrived to sweep home City's first for the second match in a row, with Leicester appealing without success for an offside flag against Raheem Sterling. The England winger had flung a boot at Silva's shot without making apparent contact.

City's second came seven minutes later, Sane's quick feet taking him into the box where he was taken out in comprehensive fashion by Yohan Benalouane. In Aguero's absence Jesus stepped up, slotting home after a gentle approach for his fifth City goal.

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Manchester City's Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero (R) stands by as Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (L) takes his penalty, which hit his standing foot on the way to the goal, and was subsequently disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero (R) stands by as Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (L) takes his penalty, which hit his standing foot on the way to the goal, and was subsequently disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaks with goalkeeper Willy Caballero after the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PA

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaks with goalkeeper Willy Caballero after the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PA

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaks with goalkeeper Willy Caballero after the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaks with goalkeeper Willy Caballero after the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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Willy Caballero of Manchester City appeals after Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City scores a penalty against him during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Willy Caballero of Manchester City appeals after Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City scores a penalty against him during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Leicester City's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) and Leicester City's Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey applaud the supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017.
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Leicester City's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (L) and Leicester City's Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey applaud the supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. Manchester City won the game 2-1. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Christian Fuchs of Leicester City shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Christian Fuchs of Leicester City shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City embraces Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City as he is subbed off during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City embraces Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City as he is subbed off during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (R) slips after taking his penalty, which hit his standing foot on the way to the goal, and was subsequently disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony DEVLIN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  / ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (R) slips after taking his penalty, which hit his standing foot on the way to the goal, and was subsequently disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony DEVLIN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring from the penalty spot but is later disallowed for a double hit as Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi gestures during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring from the penalty spot but is later disallowed for a double hit as Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi gestures during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Marc Albrighton of Leicester City holds his face after he was fouled during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Marc Albrighton of Leicester City holds his face after he was fouled during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (R) goes up for a header with Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (2R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  / PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (R) goes up for a header with Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (2R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (L) scores their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  / ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (L) scores their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  / ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez (left) and Manchester City's Leroy Sane battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez (left) and Manchester City's Leroy Sane battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: A fan holds up a banner for Yaya Toure of Manchester City (not pictured) during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: A fan holds up a banner for Yaya Toure of Manchester City (not pictured) during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Manchester City's Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero (R) stands by as Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (L) takes his penalty, which hit his standing foot on the way to the goal, and was subsequently disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 13, 2017. AFP/Getty Images

Leicester might have hunkered down for half-time but instead conjured a remarkable response, Okazaki rifling his unstoppable tumbling volley past Willy Caballero after Marc Albrighton's cross. After 23 games without a goal, it was almost worth the wait.

Leicester were buoyant after the break, creating quick counters through Jamie Vardy, Okazaki and Ben Chilwell as the City swagger evaporated.

Suddenly things became more physical, Albrighton left with vivid black eye after an unintentional elbow from Fernandinho and Jesus floored in an aerial duel with Christian Fuchs.

By the time Gael Clichy needlessly floored Mahrez on the edge of the box, the visitors were well worth their shot at an equaliser.

They were one good connection away but Mahrez could not hold his footing and neither Caballero nor Madley missed the double contact.

Aguero had 12 minutes - plus seven for stoppages - to mark City's famous date in style but the suspicion remains that Pep Guardiola sees the Argentinean as part of the club's past rather than a central figure of the future.


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