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Football has not been fair to Manchester City, says Rodri

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Leicester City coming out with a win against Manchester City was not justified as the visitors did ‘nothing’ in the match, says Rodri.

It was hardly a contest between two teams as Leicester City were by far the better side when they met Manchester City in the Premier League outing on Sunday.

Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring within just four minutes into the game but it only went downhill for the hosts.

Jamie Vardy grabbed a hat-trick, James Maddison scored a 20-yard screamer while Youri Tielemans also got on the scoresheet as Brendan Rodgers’ men ran out as 5-2 winners.

Pep Guardiola’s team were thoroughly beaten despite being dominating possession – 72 percent – and registering more shots – 16 to their opponents’ seven. They also moved the ball better, making 680 passes, and Rodri feels his side were hard done by.

Rodri told BBC Radio 5 Live: “For me, they were lucky. Football has not been fair to us.

“Maybe it is our fault, maybe it is their strength – but it is very difficult to explain. We did a lot of good things to win the game. A team like Leicester comes here and plays with 11 guys behind the ball.

“I am young and try to learn every game, but games like this – where the opposition do nothing – you are a bit confused. It’s not the way I like to play.”