Sterling: Good game to be involved in

Raheem Sterling speaks to CityTV about the 2-1 win against Leicester City.

Raheem Sterling speaks to CityTV about the 2-1 win against Leicester City.

The winger talks through the entertaining game at the Etihad Stadium, his view on the Foxes' penalty being ruled out and his focus on the rest of the season.

The 22-year old featured for 78 minutes for the Blues before being replaced by Sergio Aguero and he was a constant thorn in the side of Ben Chilwell.

City started brightly, looking for an early goal to use as a platform for another sparkling home performance on the back of last week’s Crystal Palace demolition.

Leroy Sane came close on 19 minutes when David Silva found him on the edge of the six-yard box but the young German miscued his shot and drove well wide.

City opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Sane’s clever low cross into the middle found Silva, who swept the ball past an unsighted Kasper Schmeichel, though the Foxes protested long and hard that Sterling had been in an offside position in front of the Danish goalkeeper.

It was no more than City deserved, either after a half of almost total dominance – further emphasised five minutes later when the Blues doubled the lead from the penalty spot.

Sane slalomed towards goal only to be felled by Yohan Benalouane and Gabriel Jesus stepped up to send Schmeichel the wrong way.

The former Premier League champions had offered little or nothing of threat throughout the opening period so when they halved the deficit five minutes before the break, it was literally a bolt from the blue as Shinji Okazaki spectacularly volleyed home Marc Albrighton’s cross from 12 yards out.

The second-half was a far scrappier affair, littered with niggling fouls and stoppages but little goalmouth action.

With 76 minutes played, Riyad Mahrez approached the City box and jinked around Gael Clichy who left a foot out that the Algerian tumbled over.

The referee pointed to the spot and Mahrez seemed to have put the Foxes level with a high shot past Willy Caballero – but not so – Mahrez had slipped as he took the spot-kick and effectively touched it twice as he struck the ball.

It was an amazing spot by referee Madley and not one you see very often! Either way it was a let off for the Blues who then brought on Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta – both to amazing standing ovations - before seeing the game out to seal the three points.

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