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Jesus rescues City after Aguero's penalty miss

22 Feb 2020
Leicester City v Manchester City - Premier League

Brazilian comes off the bench to score winner against Leicester City and send champions seven points clear of opponents

Substitute Gabriel Jesus struck with 10 minutes remaining to give Manchester City a 1-0 victory at Leicester City.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy came close to scoring on eight minutes but, when through on goal, his shot hit a post. 

Kevin De Bruyne forced a smart save from Kasper Schmeichel shortly after the break before Man City were awarded a penalty on the hour, when Dennis Praet deflected Ilkay Gundogan's shot with his arm.

Sergio Aguero saw his spot-kick saved by Schmeichel, the fourth penalty a City player has missed this season. 

Pep Guardiola's side eventually made the breakthrough when Jesus, just on for Aguero, latched on to a pass from the marauding Riyad Mahrez to score.

The three points extends second-placed Man City's lead over Leicester to seven. 

Premier League

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 LIV 29 +45 82
2 MCI 28 +37 57
3 LEI 29 +30 53
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See: Leicester report | Man City report

Next fixtures

Leicester: 28 Feb v Norwich (A)
Man City: 8 Mar v Man Utd (A)

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