Man City want retrospective action for rough treatment

Jonathan Hernandez
February 12, 2018

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero counts himself "lucky" to play alongside Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero bagged his 12th hat-trick in a Manchester City shirt as he put Leicester to the sword in a resounding 5-1 win for Pep Guardiola's side. The English midfielder got on the end of Kevin De Bruyne's in swinger from the left flank and tapped home the opening goal of the match just three minutes into the first half.

The tempo of the game was frantic from the very beginning, but City managed to control the possession well with their slick passing moves and intelligent off the ball running.

Puel had said on Thursday that Mahrez would not play at the Etihad Stadium but named him on the bench and brought him on with almost half an hour to play, although it was to no avail as the Foxes were heavily beaten.

Even with the five-man back line, not one of Leicester's three centre backs was able to adjust their body position enough to step back and intercept De Bruyne's cross as it flashed behind them with just a couple of minutes of the game gone.

Leicester City boss Claude Puel hopes Riyad Mahrez's row with the club is over.

But it didn't take long for the home side to show the abundance of talent they have going forward despite missing out on Mahrez and coping with a series of injuries to the likes of Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus.

The half ended with City in the ascendancy with Aguero, Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan all having shots on goal. De Bruyne's stunning pass took the entire Leicester defence out of the game.

Manchester City lead the EPL table with 69 points, 13 ahead of second-placed Manchester United.

The winger had missed their last two games and several training sessions but after returning on Friday, he made a second-half appearance for the Foxes where he impressed despite their 5-1 humiliation by City.

Champions-elect Manchester City looked strangely out of sorts during the first 45 minutes of their Premier League clash with Leicester City.

However, Sterling's England team-mate Jamie Vardy leveled the scores before the half-hour mark after a fine run.

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