Vardy’s hat-trick helps Leicester trounce Man City
MANCHESTER (ENGLAND) – Leicester City had an amazing 5-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday with Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick and goals netted by James Maddison and Youri Tielemans. This keeps the club on top of the Premier League with nine points from three matches.
City have not conceded five goals in a game since February 2003. It is for the first time that Pep Guardiola is seeing a club he manages concede five in what is his 686th game in the dugout.
City lacked bite in the absence of injured strikers Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero while Raheem Sterling looked not too comfortable on his own up front. The shaky defence was unable to contain Leicester’s stunning fast breaks.
After a volley from Riyad Mahrez, City appeared to be in control, giving the side a fourth-minute lead. Leicester could barely break out of their own half in the opening stages.
Mahrez sent an unstoppable shot spinning past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as the opponents could not clear a corner. However, Vardy turned the match on its head with two penalties.
In the 37th minute, the striker drove his first spot-kick into the top right corner after Kyle Walker fouled him. He then gave his side the lead in the 54th minute after a low cross from the right by Timothy Castagne.
He completed his hat-trick four minutes later with a second penalty, sending his shot into the bottom-left corner.