City’s first goal was scored by Mendy, who took advantage of the surplus inside the area, cleared the mark and very calmly placed the ball in the left corner of the goalkeeper. The second was from Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, who passed it to Sterling and received it back inside the area.
The result takes the leader Manchester City to 74 points in 31 games, 17 more than Manchester United, vice-leader. Leicester remains with 56 points and in 3rd position.
Before playing the next round of the English, City will face Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday (6).
City opened the scoring just after 5 minutes with the Brazilian Fernandinho, but Aguero was in an irregular position at the time of the Brazilian’s kick and hindered Schmeichel’s vision.
On another good chance, De Bruyne took a free-kick from the left and the ball exploded in Schmeichel’s crossbar.
Near the end of the first half, City had two other good opportunities. Gabriel Jesus went from heel to Mahrez, who for another defense of the Danish goalkeeper. In the sequence, Jesus received inside the area, cleared the mark and kicked over the goal.
Leicester barely arrived, but he scored in extra time with Englishman Vardy, but he was offside and the goal was canceled.
Although City had the dominance of the match, City could not score. Until a cross from the right wing the defense prevented the ball from reaching the Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, but in the remainder Mendy cleared the mark and kicked in the left corner of the goalkeeper.
The birthday boy of the day scored his in the 29th minute of the second half. Gabriel Jesus received from De Bruyne and left Sterling free in front of the goalkeeper, but the Englishman left the mark and played for Jesus to push into the nets.
Mahrez still missed the chance to score after Jesus recovered the ball in the attack and passed it on to De Bruyne, who just rolled the ball for the Algerian to finish out.
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