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Jesus & Silva Send Pep's City Third

English Premier League

Result: Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City

Date: 13 May 2017

Venue: Etihad

Manchester City moved up to third in the Premier League, after goals from Gabriel Jesus and David Silva secured a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Pep Guardiola's side threatened early on through the likes of Jesus and Leroy Sane, but the Leicester defence stood firm in the opening 15 minutes.

Leicester, meanwhile, were quite content to sit back and attack on the counter, but they were finding it tough to get the ball of the hosts.

City eventually broke the deadlock in the 28th minute when David Silva fired a scuffed effort into the bottom corner from 12-yards out.

Guardiola's pushed for another goal and they were awarded a penalty in the 36th minute when Leroy Sane was brought down by Benalouane. Gabriel Jesus stepped up and calmly slotted home the spot-kick.

Five minutes later, the Etihad were stunned into silence when Marc Albrighton picked out Shinji Ozaki, who turned home the cross with a fine acrobatic effort, 2-1.

The tempo of the encounter livened up after the halftime break with both sides looking to attack, although chances were hard to come by for both sides.

Leicester were then awarded a penalty of their own in the 75th minute when Gael Clichy was adjudged to have brought down by Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez scored the spot-kick, but the effort was ruled out due to the Algerian touching the ball twice before the penalty was converted.

Leicester responded by introducing the highly-rated Demari Grey for Albrighton in the 78th minute as they pushed for an equaliser.

The former Premier League champions pushed for a second goal in the closing stages but City managed to hold out to claim three points.

 

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