English striker Jamie Vardy scored twice from the spot on Sunday to give Brendan Rodgers’ men a 2-5 win over Manchester City in a Premier League encounter at the Etihad Stadium.
Jamie Vardy hit a hat-trick as Leicester exposed Manchester City’s defensive flaws with a stunning 5-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side went ahead after just four minutes thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s thunderous strike.
But that was as good as it got for City as Vardy tore Guardiola’s creaky defence to pieces with his pace and superb movement.
Kyle Walker’s foul on Vardy led to a penalty that the striker converted himself before the break.
Vardy struck again with a fine finish in the second half and netted another spot-kick after being fouled by Eric Garcia.
James Maddison’s brilliant strike added Leicester’s fourth before Nathan Ake scored his first City goal.
Youri Tielemans’ penalty made it five, sealing Leicester’s third successive victory and leaving City bruised after their most embarrassing league defeat under Guardiola since a 4-0 loss at Everton in 2017.
For the first time ever, Guardiola saw one of his teams concede five goals in his 686th game as a manager with City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
It was the first time City had conceded five goals in a home league game since 2003 against Arsenal — a devastating setback after their win at Wolves in their Premier League opener last Monday.