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Kalvin Philips pleased Man City continued title charge with win over Leicester City

Midfielder Kalvin Philips expressed his joy at how Manchester City sealed three points against Leicester City on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola's Cityzens scored twice in the first 13 minutes through John Stones' left-footed shot and an Erling Haaland penalty.

And the 22-year-old Norwegian Haaland added his second on the day with a swift dink 12 minutes later [his 47th goal in 40 games this season. EPIC!] and was substituted at half-time, with Guardiola thinking of their Champions League second left quarter-final clash against Bayern at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Riyad Mahrez came close to scoring City's fourth goal in the second half, but Leicester goalkeeper Daniel Iversen denied the Algeria international's curling shot.

Nonetheless, Dean Smith's Foxes got a consolation goal via Kelechi Iheanacho in the 75th minute and also hit the City post as the tie at the Etihad Stadium ended 3-1.

However, City midfielder Phillips pointed out that 'we let our standards slip late on' while speaking to BBC Match of the Day.

"I think we are very happy with three more points. Three more points closer to Arsenal and we are chasing them," the England defensive midfielder said before Arsenal played ut a 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sunday.

"First half we played really well and second half our standards sipped a little Towards the end there were a few mistakes and we had a couple of substitutions. I had a bit of a stinker to be honest, as Ederson saved it onto me and that resulted in their goal. Overall we are happy with the first 60 minutes or so."

The 27-year-old, who joined City from Leeds United last summer said of getting the chance to play: "I come to this club to play football and I want to be involved but when you've got a player like Rodri in front of you it's very difficult. I always want to learn and grow. "This squad is unbelievable. The whole club is unbelievable. The way we push each other forward and how confident we are. Other than with Leeds pushing to get out of the Championship I haven't been in a squad as together. We are confident and looking forward to each game as they come."

When asked whether the Leicester goal was a warning sign for their Champions League second leg in Munich, he replied: "We always say we never take things for granted and we did let our standards slip but like I said we are happy with the first 60 minutes and we are looking ahead to Bayern Munich and the rest of the Premier League too."

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