Brendan Rodgers’ boys were deadly effective away against the light blue hosts, who suffered their first loss of the season in the Premier League.
MANCHESTER CITY – LEICESTER 2-5:
It was the hosts who took an early lead, but Jamie Vardy wanted it different on Sunday afternoon and scored a hat trick in a meeting with Josep Guardiola’s men.
Two of the goal hunter’s goals came from the penalty spot. Scores by James Maddison and Youri Tielemans ensured that Leicester put a total of five balls in the net.
This means that Vardy and Leicester are in full swing after three rounds in the Premier League, while City went on the first loss of the season in the league game.
– It’s an ugly, ugly loss for City. Then I think not only that they lose, but the way they lose, says TV 2 expert Nils Johan Semb.
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Only three minutes were played when Riyad Mahrez sent the hosts ahead. Back James Justin headed the ball straight into the legs of the City player after a corner from Kevin De Bruyne and Mahrez clinked in the half and the ball whizzed in behind Kasper Schmeichel.
After 37 minutes, the visitors tied it up at 1 – 1 when a fantastic pass from the left was finished off by. Vardy got the ball in the box and Kyle Walker hooked the tip from behind. The judge pointed cash at the chalk.
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Vardy took the penalty himself and hammered it safely into the corner.
In the second half, the same man was on the move again. Timothy Castagne got the ball from compatriot Youri Tielemans and then hit low in front of goal. In front of goalkeeper Ederson’s snout, Vardy first got on the ball and steered it past the cage keeper.
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The away team was in the shock now and created several good chances. After 58 minutes, Vardy sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. This time it was Eric Garcia who felled the Leicester player.
The veteran lined up again and placed the ball in the bottom corner. Goalkeeper Ederson went the right way, but failed to prevent Vardy’s hat trick.
And the away team was not finished for the day. Substitute James Maddison also wanted a word in the team and knocked the ball into goal from distance after 75 minutes.
Penalty number three
After 83, City got a reduction when Nathan Aké rose to the top of a corner and lit a little hope for the home team, but shortly after, Leicester got a penalty again.
This time it was defender Benjamin Mendy who put Maddison on the ground. Since Vardy had left, it was Tielemans who approached the chalk mark.
The Belgian made no mistake and put the guests’ fifth for the evening.