Manchester City vs Leicester: Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus lead the way in Citizens victory

A player-by-player look at the two teams

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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.

So how did the two teams fare? See the gallery above for our player ratings.

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