Manchester City takes care of Leicester City, stays second in EPL

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — David Silva and James Milner struck late in each half as champion Manchester City grabbed a scrappy but much-needed 2-0 win over Leicester in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Silva pounced from close range to put City ahead after an unconvincing start at the Etihad Stadium and Milner came off the bench to settle nerves in the 88th minute.

It was far from a fluent display from City but the result will at least take some of the heat off manager Manuel Pellegrini after a testing period following losses to Barcelona and Liverpool.

City remains second in the league, five points behind Chelsea.

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