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Man City star Raheem Sterling says Guardiola warned his Cityzens of Leicester’ attack at half-time.

Man City FC prevented an unlikely Leicester comeback to register their ninth successive Premier League win, moving six points clear at the top of the table.

Man City 6-3 Leicester.

The Premier League defending champions were 4-0 up against the Foxes after 25 minutes.

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling said Pep Guardiola issued a warning to his Cityzens when they were 4-0 up against Leicester City at half-time.

It looked like Man City had secured three points after 25 minutes as they were leading 4-0, thanks to spot-kicks from Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling as well as strikes from midfield maestros Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan.

In the second half, the matched changed as Brendan Rodgers’ side scored three goals within 10 mins. The goals came from James Maddison, Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho but the Foxes were not able to secure a comeback.

And, a header from defender Aymeric Laporte gave Guardiola’s boys a much-needed breathing space before Sterling's second late on wrapped up the win.

Raheem Sterling: 'At 4-0 up you have to kill the game.'

"The manager warned us at half-time. Leicester conceded four in the first half but every time they attacked, they created chances,” City winger Raheem Sterling told BBC Sport. "It's disappointing. We just had to control the game. It was slick football. At 4-0 up you have to kill the game. Leicester have some really good players. They didn't get disheartened and kept going. Credit to them."

Guardiola: 'A nice game to watch.'

City boss Guardiola, who was delighted with how his side registered their ninth Premier League win on the bounce, added: "It was a Boxing Day game. It was a nice game to watch and three more points. We keep going. The quality of players we have produced this amount of actions to score goals. No manager and tactics can solve it without quality. "It was weird. Even at 4-0 in the first half, every time they had the ball they arrived in the final third delivering good passes. They moved a lot of players. They have a lot of quality. They are a master of counter-attacks. "They changed in the second half. The way they played they didn’t play to press high. They were close. The game was so dangerous. We didn’t play bad in the second half. “Ruben Dias was not aggressive because he was one yellow card away from being suspended so he was more cautious. The game was not over. With set-pieces we could win the game."

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