Manchester City kept their hopes of a top-four finish alive and kicking after a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Leicester on Saturday.
However, the Foxes almost pulled off a draw, with Shinji Okazaki netting a fabulous volley before Riyad Mahrez saw his penalty goal disallowed after connecting with the ball twice.
City took the lead just before the half-hour mark, with David Silva turning in Leroy Sane’s pass. Although Leicester players were convinced that Raheem Sterling was in an offside position for the goal.
Soon after, it was 2-0, with Gabriel Jesus firing home from the penalty spot after Yohan Benalouanehad fouled Sane.
The hosts looked to be cruising to an easy win when, on 42 minutes, Okazaki produced a superb acrobatic finish from a Marc Albrighton centre.
After the break, the Foxes pushed for an equaliser and had a great chance to level the scores when Mahrez was felled in the box by Gael Clichy.
However, the Algerian slipped while taking the penalty, with the ball connecting with both his left and right foot before ending up in the back of the net. Ref Robert Madley had no option but to disallow the goal and spoil Leicester’s celebrations.
The Citzens would hold on to leapfrog Liverpool into third place and end the day three points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.
Leicester, on the other hand, find themselves in comfortable mid-table.