Star man Riyad Mahrez continues to cause disruption after his move to City collapsed on.
A source has told ESPN FC that Mahrez remains determined to leave Leicester at the end of the season, with the player believing that he has been loyal to the club since helping them to their surprise Premier League title success in 2015-16.
Guardiola had already defended his decision by saying that he could not pick a player from City's elite development squad as they had faced a game on the Friday night.
Leicester sent on Mahrez after the break but to no avail as City warmed up in style for Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup commitments to come. While Sterling, Aguero and Bernardo Silva all made darting runs between the defenders, the attacking impetus of Guardiola's side had certainly decreased, but Leicester's was nearly non-existent.
Kevin De Bruyne had said he was exhausted during the 1-1 draw with Burnley and Guardiola says he hopes to give him more time off if he can get some players back from injuries. Every time we dropped points this season, the next game we won, which is so, so important. "The best way is to come back and enjoy his football", Puel said. We have lost time and now it is important to look forward.
The Foxes went into the half-time break level at the Etihad, but were blown away by a four-goal blitz from Sergio Aguero in the second half, with Puel admitting it had been a hard evening for his side.
The early set back barely affected Leicester City FC as they rallied back late into the first half thanks the pacy Jammy Vardy.
One positive for the Foxes was the return of winger Riyad Mahrez, who played just under half an hour in place of Fousseni Diabate.
Puel said: "We need to manage this calmly".