Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City as the visitors fail to draw after Mahrez kicked the ball twice in a penalty kick (PHOTOS)

'Leicester are so complicated to play against. I can see why they were champions last year,' said Guardiola, who was particularly admiring of the range of passing of their goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez slipped as he struck his penalty and accidentally kicked it twice before the ball hit the net
Things would look very different had Mahrez converted his 77th-minute penalty to pull the match back to 2-2 following Shinji Okazaka's wondrous volley just before the interval.
The Algerian had won the penalty himself by forcing Gael Clichy into a clear trip with his quick feet inside the area.


He took responsibility for the kick himself but his left foot hit the ball against his standing right leg before it flew in past Willy Caballero.
City's Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi ran over to the referee to tell him that Mahrez kicked the ball twice
Referee Robert Madley gestures towards No 26 Mahrez after ruling out his 77th-minute penalty attempt
As Mr Madley recognised, Law 14 states the penalty-taker 'must not play the ball again until it has touched another player' and correctly cut Leicester celebrations short as they celebrated their 'equaliser'.

But there have been other examples this season of 'double touches' from penalty-takers that were missed by officials and allowed to stand, most recently Antoine Griezmann for Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid last week.
'A freak penalty, a double touch, and you can understand by the letter of the law why it didn't stand,' acknowledged Leicester's interim manager Craig Shakespeare.
No 33 Jesus sends Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way with an exemplary 36th-minute spot-kick
Brazilian 20-year-old striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring the second goal of the game for his Sky Blues outfit
Guardiola confessed he'd never seen a penalty disallowed before in one of his games as a player or manager, though he had witnessed it on television.
Okazaki's laser-guided left-footed volley from 12 yards gives City stopper Willy Caballero absolutely no chance
Foxes forward Shinji Okazaki enjoys pulling one back for the visitors with a stunning volley in the 42nd minute
Guardiola's coveted top-four finish is within touching distance now after first-half goals from David Silva and Gabriel Jesus ultimately proved decisive.

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