City 'Messiah' (Gabriel Jesus) got his name on the score sheet and David Silva orchestrated a brilliant show for the men in sky blue.

City boss, Pep Guardiola has given up on the possibility of winning any silverware this season but he is desperate to earn a slot in next season's UEFA champions league.

The Citizens went into the contest as firm favourites but secured all 3-points in controversial circumstances.

As is often the case with Guardiola side, they coasted then lost control of the game. They would be grateful to Riyad Mahrez for his historic slip as they moved into third place.

Mahrez was brought down by Gael Clichy for a 77th-minute penalty but slipped over kicking the ball on to his standing leg and technically taking two touches in the process. 

The referee, Robert Madley, correctly ruled out goal giving the home team a free-kick.

Pep described the situation as abnormal.  “It is not normal to see it but it is what it is," he said.

In another contentious moment in the first half, Madley awarded City a goal after David Silva’s shot went past Kasper Schmeichel as Raheem Sterling stuck out his leg. 

The forward may have made contact and been marginally offside, standing ahead of Christian Fuchs. The goal was allowed to stand.

If City beat West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, they are guaranteed a Champions League spot. 

Bounce News man of the match has to be the referee - Robert Madley - for some of his 'unbelievable' decisions.