Riyad Mahrez had a golden chance to score, he rarely misses from the penalty spot, but somehow he kicked the ball with both his legs before it went in, and referee Bobby Madley did the right thing by awarding a free-kick to the home side.
When I saw the reaction from Willy [Caballero], I understood immediately that it was two touches. The referee was so brave in making the decision. I’ve seen that happen before, a long time ago! It’s not normal to see!
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola told reporters after the game, which his team won 2-1, meaning that they now need four points in their two remaining games to secure a spot in the top four.
Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare, agreed that the goal was rightfully disallowed, but complained about the referee’s decision not to allow Mahrez to retake the penalty.
To the letter of the law it’s a double touch, but he could bring it back for an encroachment from Manchester City so there’s a bit of injustice. It’s bad luck from our point of view. Two City players were in the penalty box
he said, adding that City’s first goal should have been disallowed as well, since Raheem Sterling got involved in the play from an offside position, regardless of whether or not he touched the ball.