Leicester beat Manchester City 5-2 at Etihad Stadium

By Valentine Amanze

Leicester has humbled Manchester City with a 5-2 trashing of the Pep Gurdiola side at the Etihad stadium.

Riyad Mahrez, the Leicester’s former player, had put the hosts ahead after only four minutes, smashing a sublime first-time strike into the top corner, with his weaker right leg.

The celebration did not last long when Jamie Vardy equalized through a penalty before the half time break.

The resumption of the second half saw a more determined Leicester side, which soaked all the preasure from Man City before hitting them with four additional goals. Vardy scored two more, making it a hat-trick.

James Maddison nestled an excellent 25-yard strike into the top corner to seemingly put the result beyond doubt - but Nathan Ake headed in his first Manchester City goal to offer a glimmer of hope.

That hope was extinguished just four minutes later, though, as - with Vardy substituted off - Youri Tielemans scored Leicester's third penalty after Maddison was pulled back by Benjamin Mendy.

Sunday's defeat was the first time Manchester City side has conceded five goals in a home game since February 2003.

Vardy is the first player to score a Premier League treble against Pep Gurdiola's side since he also did so in December 2016.

The 33-year-old striker was last season's top scorer.
Brendan Rodgers' side move top of the table following a third successive win to start the season.

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