Vardy scored hat-trick

Jamie Vardy Scores a Hat-Trick as Leicester Stun Manchester City 5-2

Leicester City defy explanation as they stun Manchester City 5 goals to 2.

The staggering match saw Jamie Vardy pick up the match ball yet again with another hat trick against Manchester City. 

Brendan Rodgers men came back from an early magnificent Riyadh Mahrez strike in the fourth minute.

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Mahrez began the scoring in the fourth minute. Image/Getty Images

Vardy, in a rich vein of form began the scoring with a well taken penalty after defender Kyle Walker pulled him down. 

He then sealed his second treble against Pep Guardiola’s side from the spot, after he had cleverly turned home Timothy Castagne’s cross to make it 2-1.

James Maddison scored for the first time since 1 January when he curled home a stunning fourth for Leicester.

And although Nathan Ake pulled one back with his first goal since a £40m summer move from Bournemouth, a third Leicester penalty – this time converted by Youri Tielemans because Vardy had already gone off – completed a memorable afternoon for Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes, who have started a top-flight season with three successive wins for the first time.

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Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester stun Manchester City. Image/Getty Images

In contrast, Guardiola was suffering his worst home defeat as City boss, with his team now in the bottom half of the table.

This was a scintillating exhibition of why Jamie Vardy is so dangerous. His was a hat-trick that made Machester City appear half-paced and meant Leicester City handed their hosts a loss in their first top-flight 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 sweet backheeled finish in-between – meant that before the hour the Foxes were cruising, a memorable win completed by James Maddison’s 20-yard curler and Youri Tielemans’ third penalty for them, the last coming after the No 9 had been replaced. The victory takes Leicester top of the table.

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Jamie Vardy scores a sublime backheel to make it 2-1. Image/Getty Images


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