Manchester City recorded a 2-0 win over bottom club Leicester City on Wednesday following their damaging Premier League loss at Liverpool on Sunday.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini dropped struggling captain Vincent Kompany, and despite it being the defending champions' best performance, it did help them maintain their chase behind current league leaders Chelsea .
City took the lead when David Silva scored right on half-time but the three points were not completely secure until substitute James Milner turned in a simple finish two minutes from time, the BBC reported.
Leicester had chances to increase the home side's anxiety and were convinced they were denied a penalty when striker Wilfried Bony, making his first City start since the 25 million pounds move from Swansea, hauled back Jeff Schlupp in the first half.
Riyad Mahrez also struck the post so it settled the nerves when Milner slid in a cross from Jesus Navas to seal the win.
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson insisted that his side should have been awarded a penalty, claiming that there were three throughout the game -Andrej Kramaric in both halves, adding that the second one was a bit more marginal but there was contact. He claimed that the third one on the line is in the box.
Pearson said that he doesn't believe there was any point in him talking about the referee, adding that they were a resilient group so they would have to get on with it, insisting that they can't do anything about it.