Jamie Vardy hat-trick takes over Leicester and stuns Manchester City | Soccer


It was a scintillating display of why Jamie Vardy is so dangerous. It was a hat-trick that made Manchester City appear halfway and Leicester City lost their hosts in their first home league game of the season for the first time in 31 years.Vardy’s intervention – scoring penalties in the 37th and 58th minutes plus a soft reverse finish between the two – meant that before cruising time the Foxes were cruising, a memorable victory topped off by the 20-yard curler from James Maddison and Yuri Tielemans’ third penalty for them, the latest to come after the No.9 replacement. The win puts Leicester at the top of the table.

Guardiola’s solution to the absence of injured Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus was to line up Raheem Sterling as a nominal No.9 who needed to be fluid in positioning. From the league’s victory over Burnley last week, Brendan Rodgers was without Wilfred Ndidi (kidnapper issue), with manager dropping Ayoze Pérez as Daniel Amartey and Jonny Evans.


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