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Vardy Fires First Leicester Hat-trick As Iheanacho Falls With City

Vardy Fires First Leicester Hat-trick As Iheanacho Falls With City

 

 

By Johnny Edward:

 

Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho could not help Manchester City from losing 4-2 away to Leicester City, who benched Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa for the whole game at the King Power Stadium  reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

 

Jamie Vardy ended his 10-game goal drought in the Premier League with his first ever hat-trick for the reigning champions who moved up to 14th in the table.

 

Iheanacho who was making his third start of the English Premier League this season featured for 58 minutes before he was replaced by Yaya Toure.

 

It was his 10th appearance this term with three goals.

 

Iheanacho has failed to add to his three goal tally in his last six league games.

 

England striker Vardy opened scoring in the third minute and two minutes later Andy King doubled the lead.

 

In the 20th minute, Vardy bagged his brace and Leicester's third when he rounded Claudio Bravo in goal for City.

 

Vardy made it 4-0 in the second half when he latched on to loose back pass from John Stones and, with Claudio Bravo scrambling, he steered the ball in via the post from the most acute of angles.

 

A late fight back from City saw Aleksandar Kolarov curl in a wonderful free-kick to pull a goal back in the 82nd minute, Nolito also scored but it was too little too late.

 

Manchester City currently fourth on log could drop to fifth on the log if Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United on Sunday. 

 

 

 

 

 

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