Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini could offer no excuses for the club's 3-1 home defeat to Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.
Robert Huth scored twice and Riyad Mahrez also got on the scoresheet as City slipped six points behind their rivals for the title in a stunning game.
The Chilean, who will be replaced by Pep Guardiola next summer, praised Leicester for their efforts but was disappointed with his side's defending.
"I don't think it's fair to make excuses," he said. "A...