Guardiola hails 'club legend' Aguero after four-goal performance

English Premier League match report Manchester City v Leicester City 10 February 2018

English Premier League match report Manchester City v Leicester City 10 February 2018

The 24-year-old joined the Foxes from Hull last summer for £17million but his price has trebled after enjoying a stellar season at the King Power Stadium.

Claude Puel believes that it is time to stop talking about Riyad Mahrez after giving the winger a 30-minute runout from the bench against Manchester City.

Leicester responded well, and the match turned into an entertaining, end-to-end contest for the first half hour, a pleasant change from most City matches, which typically involve their opponents putting 11 men behind the ball, merely hoping not to lose.

City's players returned to training on Wednesday, having been given three days off by Guardiola after the Burnley game.

Leicester, who shocked everyone two seasons ago by winning the top-flight, have had a more hard campaign so far, however, the arrival of the French boss earlier in the year has seen them rise steadily up the table.

Leicester forward Vardy latched onto a loose ball before beating City defender Aymeric Laporte for pace and finished emphatically in the far corner.

Since Mahrez last played, Leicester have beaten Peterborough in the FA Cup but followed that win with a defeat at Everton and a home draw with Swansea in the Premier League.

Sky Sports Football Expert Jamie Redknapp hailed De Bruyne has the best ever passer in the Premier League, and Aguero says he is fortunate to play in front of the Belgium playmaker.

"We had that day a training session at 4 p.m.in the afternoon, at the same time five or six of the players I could have taken, had a game here", Guardiola told a news conference.

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

"I think it is important always to keep a clear and a good focus on our play - not have bad feelings about revenge or other things".

The two sides went into the break all square but, just as was the case in the first half, Man City made a quick start to the second and were back ahead within three minutes of the restart. Riyad came back, and he is an important player.

"He is a great player and any team in the world would love to have him".

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