(Watch Highlights) Bernardo Silva goal earns Man City third straight victory as Leicester go down fighting (Match Report)

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the game to give Manchester City a deserved, but hard-earned victory against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

The Portuguese midfielder lashed home from close range in the 62nd minute after Joao Cancelo’s strike deflected kindly into his path off Caglar Soyuncu to give Pep Guardiola’s men a third consecutive victory.

It was just reward for City, who dominated an entertaining contest in which the home side saw a couple of golden opportunities go begging before Bernardo broke the deadlock.

Ederson did brilliantly to keep out an early Harvey Barnes effort and the winger later sent a header against the top of the crossbar before Jamie Vardy saw a goal ruled out for offside after he raced between Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte and rounded the goalkeeper.

However, the Foxes chances were few and far between and they were indebted to the superb Kasper Schmeichel, who made a string of saves to prevent the visitors winning by an even greater margin.

He twice denied Gabriel Jesus from point-blank range, made a smart stop from Ferran Torres and was at full stretch to turn a Bernardo drive round the post as City maintained our recent run of fine form.

Leicester defender Jannik Vestergaard then produced a terrific block to deny Ferran Torres as it remained goalless at half-time.

Harvey Barnes missed a glorious chance after 47 minutes, heading against the top of the crossbar from Jamie Vardy’s cross.

Man City took the lead after 62 minutes when Bernardo Silva tapped in after Joao Cancelo’s shot had been blocked by Caglar Soyuncu.

Ademola Lookman was denied a goal on his Leicester debut as his shot was saved by Ederson and the champions held on to move up to third with nine points.

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