Up to date: September 28, 2020 12:39:44 am
Jamie Vardy scored a hat trick containing two penalties as Leicester got here from behind to stun hosts Manchester Metropolis in a wild 5-2 win and gather a 3rd straight victory to open the Premier League season on Sunday.
Metropolis’s protection couldn’t deal with the tempo and motion of Vardy, who received two penalties — changing each of them — both aspect of a superb end that noticed him flick the ball residence on the close to put up with a deft backheel.
Vardy added to the 2 targets he scored in opposition to West Bromwich Albion on the opening weekend as he appears to again up a 2019-20 season which he ended because the league’s high scorer with 23 targets.
James Maddison added a fourth for Leicester at Etihad Stadium by curling a shot into the highest nook from 25 meters (yards) as Metropolis backed off the substitute, and Youri Tielemans transformed a 3rd penalty for his workforce within the 87th — by which era Vardy had been substituted.
“We tweaked it tactically at this time, figuring out once we received the ball and performed by their press we’d get just a few possibilities and we caught all of them away,” Vardy mentioned.
“We’ve got set as much as infuriate them and it has labored a deal with.”
Riyad Mahrez, a former Leicester participant, gave Metropolis the lead within the fourth minute with a powerful strike and Nathan Ake pulled a purpose again within the 84th for Metropolis, who lacked a presence up entrance with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus lacking.
It was a regarding show by Pep Guardiola’s aspect, which was with out a slew of different key gamers by damage and points associated to COVID-19, together with Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan.
It got here six days after Metropolis regarded so assured in beating Wolverhampton Three-1 in its first match of the season, however Guardiola’s workforce was picked off repeatedly on Sunday.
“It was a superb efficiency and end result,” Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers mentioned. “It has taken me 13 years to play that means. I’m very a lot about attacking and being aggressive. I all the time attempt to be constructive however I want to consider different methods to get ends in these video games.”
The primary paragraph of this story has been corrected to say Jamie Vardy scored a hat trick and never his second hat trick of the season.
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