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Feb 10, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 54,416
Man CityManchester City
5-1
LeicesterLeicester City
Sterling (3'), Aguero (48', 53', 78', 90')
Gundogan (73'), Laporte (83')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Vardy (24')
Ndidi (71'), Vardy (83'), Maguire (89')

Team News: Riyad Mahrez on bench for Leicester City against Manchester City

Team News: Riyad Mahrez on bench for Leicester City
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Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez starts on the bench for the Foxes against Manchester City.

Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez will start on the bench for the Foxes against Manchester City in this afternoon's match in the Premier League.

The Algerian, who missed two games and six training sessions after failing to negotiate a move away from the King Power Stadium on deadline day, travelled with the squad to Manchester on Friday.

As for the starting XI for the away side, Kasper Schmeichel begins in goal, while Harry Maguire and Christian Fuchs are in defence. In midfield, Wilfred Ndidi is partnered by Matty James, while Jamie Vardy starts up top.

Manchester City defender John Stones, who has recovered from a knee injury, is only fit enough for the bench. Nicolas Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte are chosen ahead of the English international.

Fernandinho captains the side from midfield and is joined by Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne, while Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling start up front.

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Gündogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Aguero, B Silva
Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Nmecha, Foden, Diaz

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Dragović, Maguire, Fuchs, Albrighton; Silva, Ndidi, James, Chilwell; Diabaté, Vardy.
Subs: Jakupovic, Simpson, Benalouane, Iborra, Gray, Mahrez, Iheanacho

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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