Brendan Rodgers firmly believes that Leicester were denied a clear penalty during their defeat at home to Manchester City.
Leicester were beaten 1-0 by the reigning Premier League champions in an entertaining contest – Gabriel Jesus grabbing the winner on 80 minutes.
However, the game was not short of controversy with the home side denied a spot-kick and a golden chance to open the scoring in the first half.
The ball struck Kevin De Bruyne on the hand as the Man City star raised his arms to prevent a James Maddison free-kick from hitting him in the face.
It’s understood VAR had a look at the incident but decided not to award a penalty but in the second half, City were given a penalty when Ilkay Gundogan’s effort struck Dennis Praet’s outstretched arm.
Kasper Schmeichel saved Sergio Aguero’s resulting penalty and while Rodgers had no complaints about that being awarded, he feels Leicester should have had one of their own.
“We’re bitterly disappointed we didn’t take something from the game,” Rodgers said. “It was second vs third and I thought it looked that level of game…
“It was very clear we should have had a penalty. Absolutely clear, so not to get that was hugely disappointing.
“Their penalty was a penalty, Dennis had his arm in an unnatural position but it’s a great save from Kasper.
“Overall we leave the game disappointed having given so much to it against a top-class team. We felt we didn’t get the rub of the green that would have seen us get something from the game.”
Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola praised the attitude of his players especially for the way they recovered from the setback of Aguero’s miss.
“Don’t ask me about the attitude of these guys,” he said. “You still doubt what they have done. These players in the last years have won seven titles in the last eight competitions.
“Today after missing the penalty, see the reaction we had against an incredibly good team, not just for the (position) they are in in the table right now but they way the played in general this season.”