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MAN CITY VS LEICESTER CITY

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 2:00 AM

MANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1)

HART,

SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, CLICHY,

FERNANDINHO, TOURE,

NAVAS, SILVA, IHEANACHO,

AGUERO

VARDY,

ALBRIGHTON, OKAZAKI, MAHREZ,

DRINKWATER, KANTE,

FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN, SIMPSON,

SCHMEICHEL

LEICESTER (4-2-3-1)

With only 14 games remaining Leicester City are top of the Barclays Premier League; now they face they biggest test yet when they visit closest rivals and second-place Manchester City knowing that a win at the Etihad Stadium will take the Tigers six points clear of Manuel Pellegrini's men.

Leicester extended their fine season with an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool with Jamie Vardy scoring twice, including a wonderful long-range volley. Those take his tally so far to 17 goals, though his opener was his first from outside the box this season.

Now the Foxes have 50 points, only five short of their all-time top-flight record total (55 in 1999-2000).

Manchester City owed their 1-0 win at Sunderland to another Sergio Aguero goal, his 17th of the season and 12th in his last 10 Premier League appearances.

They return to the Etihad Stadium where they have won nine out of 12, more home victories than any other team in the top division.

They entertain a Leicester side who have won seven away games, three more than they won on the road over the whole of last season; one more will be their most away wins in the Premier League, overtaking the seven they won in the 1997-98 campaign.

And Leicester have a good record at Manchester City in the Premier League, winning three of their last four. Last season, however, they lost 2-0 when goals from David Silva and James Milner earned the home side the points.

Manchester City miss Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany and test Wilfried Bony, Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Jesus Navas.

Leicester, meanwhile, could have new signing Daniel Amartey, a Ghana international, available, but Jeffrey Schlupp is out.