Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez has penalty against Manchester City rightly ruled out

City seem certain to qualify for the Champions League next season, however it's not been a successful year for Guardiola.

Guardiola's side were 2-0 up after 36 minutes thanks to a David Silva strike and Gabriel Jesus' penalty before Shinji Okazaki pulled a goal back for Leicester just before the break.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, right celebrates scoring a goal which was disallowed for a double hit, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester, at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, Saturday May 13, 2017.

They have 72 points while Liverpool, who also have two to play, have 70.

"It's one of those debates that as players we'd love to get involved in but we're not allowed to so that's what makes it very frustrating as they aren't willing to listen".

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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.

Leicester's players will count themselves unfortunate, however - and not only because of the unusual way Mahrez's penalty was chalked off.

Referee Bobby Madley quickly spotted the mishap and awarded the Citizens a goal-kick, following the gaffe.

The Algerian celebrated his "goal" - but his joy was short-lived.

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Leicester claimed unsuccessfully that Raheem Sterling was offside as he tried and failed to help it over the line.

And Sterling says he intentionally missed the ball to ensure that the goal would not be disallowed.

He tip-toed up to the ball and slipped it into the corner of the net, sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way.

Match-by-match reports and reaction are included in our review of Saturday's Premier League action.

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.

It keeps their top four hopes well intact, thanks to goals from David Silva and Gabriel Jesus. We lost our composure a bit after the first goal but after that we fought.

There was a large element of doubt about City's opener, Sterling possibly getting the slightest of touches on Silva's goalbound shot but in an offside position.

Craig Shakespeare's side then had a chance to equalise when Riyad Mahrez was fouled by Gael Clichy and the referee pointed to the spot although replays showed the foul was outside the area.

Mahrez couldn't capitalize and with some desperate late defending, City clung on. Now we rest, because we have not too much time, and Thursday we try again. "West Brom will be tough, but hopefully we can be better than today".

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