Guardiola: All credit to four-goal Aguero

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The Algeria global failed to show up at the King Power Stadium after his move to the Etihad Stadium fell through.

Leicester City (squad): Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Simpson, Chilwell, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Iborra, Choudhury, Mahrez, Vardy, Iheanacho, Diabate.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at his press conference.

Manchester City have written to Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) regarding the number of illegal challenges his side have been on the end of this season, as the club feel the culprits have not been sufficiently punished.

De Bruyne set up Aguero for numbers two and three, before a howler from Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gifted him the 12th Premier League hat-trick of his career.

He has also now committed himself to finishing the season strong with Leicester City.

Argentine forward Sergio Aguero scored four goals in Manchester City's 5-1 win against Leicester City. Aguero unleashed a rocket of a shot from just outside the box in the 90th minute to score his fourth goal of the second half.

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Lidwina Church in Yogyakarta province, Indonesia, following an attack by a sword-wielding man during Sunday Mass, Feb. 11, 2018. A priest and several churchgoers have been injured during a machete attack on a church in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta.

Mahrez only returned to training on Friday for the first time since the window closed, but when asked if City felt responsible for Mahrez's absence, Guardiola said: I don't think so.

"But we can drop points, lose games, but as long as we are who we are".

"He's played a lot of minutes and he deserves some rest but the other side is he's such an important player or us". Riyad came back. He perhaps made a mistake but it's important to have our best players with us.

The City boss defended his call saying that a combination of injuries and a youth team game at the same time had contributed to his decision to travel to Turf Moor with just 17 players.

Puel accepted his player had faced a "difficult situation" and vowed the club would "help him come back with a smile".

"The great players buy themselves time, the game looks like it stands still when they've got the ball and De Bruyne has that capacity".