EPL: Jamie Vardy Scores Hat-trick As Leicester Beat Man City 5-2 At Etihad Stadium
By Ugochukwu Chinedu
4 weeks ago
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Jamie Vardy hit a cap stunt as Leicester uncovered Manchester City's cautious blemishes with a shocking 5-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Energy Guardiola's side proceeded after only four minutes because of Riyad Mahrez's loud strike.
Yet, that was in the same class as it got for City as Vardy destroyed Guardiola's creaky safeguard with his movement and amazing development.
Kyle Walker's foul on Vardy prompted a punishment that the striker changed over himself before the break.
Vardy hit again with a fine completion in the subsequent half and got another spot-kick in the wake of being fouled by Eric Garcia.
James Maddison's splendid strike included Leicester's fourth before Nathan Ake scored his first City objective.
Youri Tielemans' punishment made it five, fixing Leicester's third progressive triumph and leaving City wounded after their most humiliating class rout under Guardiola since a 4-0 misfortune at Everton in 2017.
Unexpectedly, Guardiola saw one of his groups yield five objectives in his 686th game as a chief with City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
It was the first run through City had yielded five objectives in a home class game since 2003 against Arsenal — a staggering difficulty after their success at Wolves in their Premier League opener last Monday.
City looked surprisingly more terrible at the back than last season notwithstanding the marking of Bournemouth focus back Ake.
In the midst of reports City could be going to sign Benfica focus half Ruben Dias, Guardiola could have been pardoned for racing to take care of business once the last whistle blew.
While it is too soon to discount City's title trusts, they should improve fundamentally in the event that they are update champions Liverpool.
With Gabriel Jesus joining Sergio Aguero uninvolved because of injury, Guardiola was without an accomplished focal striker.
As he did in the Champions League win against Real Madrid last season, England midfielder Phil Foden topped the function off front as a bogus nine, yet he battled to have an effect.
– Rattled City –
City were ahead in the fourth moment when James Justin could just half clear Kevin De Bruyne's corner and Mahrez crushed a great strike into top corner from wide on the right-hand side of the Leicester territory.
Fernandinho ought to have multiplied City's lead, yet the Brazilian headed De Bruyne's free-kick directly at Kasper Schmeichel.
In any case, in the wake of overwhelming the principal half, City were shaken in the 37th moment.
Harvey Barnes' exact pass played Vardy in behind Walker and the City safeguard made a terrified pull on the Leicester striker that sent him tumbling.
Vardy got himself to penetrate the punishment high into the top of Ederson's net for his third effective spot-kick this season.
City were shaken by that misfortune and Guardiola sent on 17-year-old striker Liam Delap for his Premier League debut.
Be that as it may, it was Vardy who displayed his ruthless impulses in the 54th moment.
Making a sharp hurry to meet Timothy Castagne's low cross at the close post, Vardy flicked a glorious completion past Ederson with his following foot.
Garcia missed the Wolves game in the wake of having 16 lines embedded into an injury he endured in preparing and took to the pitch wearing a Petr Cech-style head watch.
Vardy guaranteed Garcia's inconvenience wasn't restricted to his head gear as his run constrained the safeguard into a push that gave Leicester another punishment in the 58th moment.
Indeed Vardy was ice cool from the spot as he finished only the third high pitch against a Guardiola group — with one of the others likewise scored by the Leicester star.
Maddison fell off the seat to aggravate City's hopelessness with his 25-yard styler into the top corner in the 77th moment.
Ake headed City's second in the 84th moment, however Benjamin Mendy fouled Maddison four minutes after the fact and Tielemens made Leicester the principal group in Premier League history to score three punishments in a single game.
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