Video: Riyad Mahrez denied blatant penalty as Leicester City left aggrieved

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Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez was denied a penalty at Old Trafford on Sunday as his side are level at 1-1 at half-time against Manchester United.

The controversial moment came in the closing stages of the first half, with Mahrez slipping past Marcos Rojo before being blocked by the defender and going down in the box.

Despite his protests, referee Michael Oliver decided that it wasn’t a penalty and play continued as the two sides pushed on in search of a third goal of the game.

Sky Sports commentator Alan Smith insisted that the Foxes will rightly feel hard done by as he believed that the decision could have been given in their favour, and there is certainly a case to suggest that similar incidents have resulted in a spot kick.

However, Wes Morgan’s goal to level matters after Anthony Martial had given the hosts the lead ensures that the game remains finely poised ahead of the second half with Leicester hoping to seal the Premier League title with a win.

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