Birthday boy Gabriel Jesus despatched a well timed reminder of his high quality in the identical week Sergio Aguero’s Manchester City exit was confirmed as Pep Guardiola’s males continued their title assault with a 2-Zero win at Leicester.
Mendy’s second-ever Manchester City objective simply earlier than the hour mark set City on their means, earlier than Jesus tapped in Raheem Sterling’s ball with 16 minutes left to place the Foxes to the sword on the King Energy.
Fernandinho noticed an early long-range effort disallowed, with veteran striker Sergio Aguero standing in an offside place and dominated to be within the eyeline of Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Kevin De Bruyne, at his majestic finest all through, struck the crossbar with a free-kick earlier than Leicester striker Jamie Vardy had a objective dominated out for offside simply forward of the break.
City obtained the opener their show deserved after 58 minutes from an unlikely supply.
Schmeichel parried Mahrez’s effort and City regained management of the ball to cross for Jesus, who couldn’t get a shot away. It fell for Mendy and he lower inside Marc Albrighton to twist the ball residence neatly from 10 yards.
Leicester had no response and Jesus grabbed a second with 16 minutes left.
De Bruyne’s luxurious by way of ball despatched the striker clear and he handed to Raheem Sterling, who held the ball up and squared for Jesus to stab in his fifth objective in six top-flight video games in opposition to the Foxes.
Former Leicester winger Mahrez ought to have made it 3-Zero quickly after however curled broad, whereas James Maddison shot at Ederson because the Foxes chased a late comfort.
Guardiola’s aspect are 17 factors away from arch nemesis Manchester United on the high, whereas Leicester stay third within the desk.