Leicester produced one of the weekend’s shock results as they capitalised on defensive errors and cruised to a 5-2 victory against City.
Jamie Vardy played a key role in the win, bagging himself a hat trick thanks to two penalties and one exquisite near-post flick.
His performance actually took him past Lionel Messi in terms of hat tricks scored against a Pep Guardiola side, becoming the only player two have achieved the feat multiple times against a side managed by Pep.
His first came back in 2016, when Leicester beat City 4-2.
⚽️⚽️⚽️ Hat-tricks scored v Pep Guardiola’s Man City:— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) September 27, 2020
Oct 2016 – Lionel Messi
Dec 2016 – Jamie Vardy
Sept 2020 – Jamie Vardy pic.twitter.com/fts2J8lYLe
Vardy will have been left frustrated that he didn’t get the chance to grab a fourth, after his side were awarded a third penalty after he had been subbed off struggling with a groin injury.
He told BBC Sport: “It was a great result. We tweaked it tactically today and knowing when we got the ball and played through their press we would get a few chances and we stuck them all away.
“We just had to keep believing. The main thing was getting the three points and we have done that with a great performance.
“It’s only the start though, we have to keep going and show that consistently.
“It’s only a start. The way we finished last season was not good enough so we have to keep it going now.”
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