Iheanacho missing as City boost top-four hopes
- Author: Leroy Wright May 27, 2017,
May 27, 2017, 9:22
City began Guardiola's reign with 10 straight wins and rising optimism but will end the campaign trophyless, with the likelihood of a Champions League place their only tonic.
It's widely considered to be the most iconic moment since the English top flight was rebranded in 1992 and Silva, who was a key player as City won their first title in 44 years, says it was an "unforgettable" occasion.
City went into the game knowing victories in all their three remaining games would guarantee third place and a spot in the Champions League group stages for next season.
Swansea boosted its bid for top-flight survival with a 2-0 win over Sunderland, courtesy of first-half goals by Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton. "We'll have to check the boots for Tuesday", Guardiola told a news conference.
According to the laws of the game, a penalty taker can not touch the ball again until another player has done so, leaving referee Robert Madley with no choice but to rule out the goal. We arrived at times to the byline but the last pass was not properly good and we missed the chances to nearly the finish the game.
"Twice [I've seen it before], when I was young - a long time ago..."
The second half was barren, goal wise, although Riyad Mahrez did miss a glorious chance to equalise for his side.
"Still, I'm pleased with the way we went around it in the second half".
Sterling was in an offside position when Silva scored, but the England star insists he was not interfering with play.
"There've been times throughout the season when I felt we deserved more but didn't get any luck", Sterling said. You need a guy like Kun [Sergio Aguero] to score the goals but sometimes a last-ditch challenge, which are things that often get forgotten quite easily, but teammates and players like us we remember those and it's a feeling that you have.
Leicester, meanwhile, host second-placed Tottenham on Thursday night, as they try to cement a top-10 finish in a hard season after lifting the Premier League trophy past year.
"First of all, he is blocking my view and then he is blocking Christian Fuchs' view and making an attempt for the ball, so it's offside".
"So he played one week, last game, today, but still he's in like a preseason a little bit when we are finishing the season, so [he's had] no time".
Pep Guardiola's men have now extended their lead over fifth-placed Arsenal to six points.