Jamie Vardy [Photo: Trial Football]
Sept 28th, 2020 – Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester City inflicted a remarkable 5-2 defeat on Manchester City to go top of the Premier League.
Despite going behind to a superb fourth-minute strike by former Foxes midfielder Riyad Mahrez, the visitors responded in stunning fashion.
Vardy leveled with a penalty before the break after he had been fouled by Kyle Walker, and 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 when he curled home a stunning fourth for Leicester. Youri Tielemans converted the third penalty to make it five for the foxes.
It was City’s biggest home defeat in 17 years but Pep Guardiola refused to criticise his players after the game.
Asked what he told his players, he replied: “How good they are, how good a team they are, how good players they are. They know exactly the defeat is painful but we have to start again.”
In the other English Premier League matches played on Sunday Tottenham were held to a one-all draw by Newcastle and Leeds United silenced Sheffield United 1-0.
West ham were 4-0 winners against Wolverhampton Wanderers.