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Man City hang on to beat Leicester and move third

Britain Football Soccer - Manchester City v Leicester City - Premier League - Etihad Stadium - 13/5/17 Manchester City's David Silva celebrates scoring their first goal with Kevin De Bruyne Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic
Britain Football Soccer - Manchester City v Leicester City - Premier League - Etihad Stadium - 13/5/17 Manchester City's David Silva celebrates scoring their first goal with Kevin De Bruyne Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic

LONDON (Reuters) - MANCHESTER CITY 2 LEICESTER CITY 1

Manchester City survived a stirring Leicester City fightback to claim a 2-1 win that lifted them above Liverpool into third in the Premier League on Saturday.

The hosts, looking to cement their top-four status, were cruising when goals by David Silva and Gabriel Jesus put them 2-0 ahead after 36 minutes but Leicester hit back strongly.

Shinji Okazaki smashed in a sensational volley before halftime and the hosts had a huge let-off in the 77th minute when Riyad Mahrez's penalty was ruled out because he inadvertently made a double contact while striking the ball.

Jamie Vardy also missed a late chance but a nervy City hung on to move to 72 points with two games remaining.

Liverpool have 70 points with two games left while fifth-placed Arsenal have 66 with three to play.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)

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