Vardy treble evokes Leicester to 5-2 win over Manchester City

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A Jamie Vardy hat-trick coupled with objectives from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans steered Leicester City to a shocking 5-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday and stored them high of the Premier League with a most 9 factors from three games. City had not conceded 5 objectives in a house game since February 2003 in opposition to Arsenal and it was the primary time their boss Pep Guardiola had seen a facet he’s managing concede 5 in what was his 686th game within the dugout.

With injured strikers Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero unavailable, City lacked chunk as Raheem Sterling appeared uncomfortable on his personal up entrance whereas a porous defence was unable to include Leicester’s deadly quick breaks.

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City, nevertheless, appeared to be in cruise management after a chic volley from Riyad Mahrez in opposition to his former membership gave the house facet a fourth-minute lead, as Leicester had been barely capable of escape of their very own half within the opening phases.

Mahrez unleashed an unstoppable shot previous goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after the guests failed to clear a nook however Vardy turned the match on its head with two penalties both facet of a deft back-heel end.

The striker drove his first spot-kick into the highest right nook within the 37th minute after he was fouled by Kyle Walker after which gave Leicester the lead within the 54th after a low cross from the precise by Timothy Castagne.

Vardy accomplished his hat-trick 4 minutes later with a second penalty, drilling his shot into the bottom-left nook this time after Eric Garcia had hauled him down within the space.

Substitute Maddison made it 4-1 when he curled a superb shot from 20 metres into the highest left nook earlier than centre back Nathan Ake pulled one back for City with a header.

With Vardy limping off with a hamstring pressure within the closing phases, Tielemans transformed Leicester’s third penalty of the match within the 88th minute to place the icing on the cake for the guests.

The defeat snapped City’s 11-match unbeaten house run within the league relationship back to last season, whereas it was additionally their first defeat in a gap top-flight house game since a 2-1 loss to Southampton in 1989.

[Attribution HT.]

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