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Mahrez penalty disallowed as Man City climb to third

Mahrez penalty disallowed as Man City climb to third

Africa’s Best player, Riyad Mahrez, scored a penalty that could have seen Leicester City grab a point in their Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but it was disallowed for a double hit.

The home team went on to win the game 2-1 and have now moved up to third in the League table with the narrow victory.

It was David Silva who opened the scoring for the hosts by stroking in from inside the box on the half-hour mark, before Gabriel Jesus’ penalty doubled their lead six minutes later.

Leicester did pull a goal back through Shinji Okazaki’s stunning volley on the stroke of half-time, and could have levelled if Mahrez had not striked the ball onto his standing foot as he slipped over.

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City are now on 72 point, two above fourth-placed Liverpool, who play at West Ham on Sunday.

“I didn’t see it at the time. It’s a freak thing you don’t see often,” Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare said when asked about the failed penalty.

“We threw everything at Manchester City in the second half – you saw from the players the spirit they showed,” he added.

The former English champions remain on 9th position with two games left, but could change positions if Southampton wins at Middlesbrough later on Saturday.

 

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