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Leicester confirm Manu Tuilagi departure

Chief executive Andrea Pinchen confirmed that England stars Tuilagi and Kyle Eastmond, and also Telusa Veainu, Greg Bateman and Noel Reid have left the Welford Road club.

Leicester set their players a deadline of Tuesday evening to sign new deals on reduced terms, to reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and also the upcoming salary cap reductions.

And British and Irish Lions star Tuilagi heads the cast-list of players who refused to accept the wage cuts, and have therefore left the east Midlands club.

Man City 5 Leicester City 1

Much of the build-up was dominated by Riyad Mahrez's return to Leicester's squad after missing 10 days of training in response to not securing a move to the hosts, but he was benched as City – who were afforded a few days off beforehand – ultimately cruised, with De Bruyne and Aguero stealing the show.

Although City enjoyed an electric start, going ahead in the third minute thanks to Raheem Sterling's 15th league goal of the season, they appeared to lack a little sharpness in the first half.

Leicester on verge of title

RNZI reports Leicester's lead over Spurs increased to eight points with four games remaining. The in-form Londoners play tomorrow at home to West Bromwich Albion.

And it was a doubly dismal day for Arsenal, after the Gunners were held to a scoreless draw at Sunderland.