Leicester City 4-2 Manchester City: 13 Tweet match summary as Vardy hat-trick stuns Pep

Leicester City King Power Stadium

It was an interesting fixture at The King Power stadium on Saturday evening. Leicester, the league’s defending champions entered the game needing a positive result. Relegation, which seemed unthinkable in May, has started to appear ever so slightly on Leicester’s radar.

Manchester City, a side who know about relegation 12 months after lifting a title, needed a result after losing the game, and two crucial players, Aguero and Fernandinho against Chelsea last week.

The game started at a frantic pace and within three minutes Leicester were ahead; Riyad Mahrez cushioned touch found Islam Slimani who slid the ball into Jamie Vardy, who for the first time since September, found the back of the net in the Premier League.

City’s defence made up of three fullbacks and John Stones were still reeling from Vardy’s opener when Leicester doubled their lead. Islam Slimani was again the provider as he teed up Andy King to fizz in from 25 yards. The finish was excellent but a strong hand from Claudio Bravo would probably have kept it out. 2-0 and the Champions were flying; this was the Foxes of old, Easter bunny, pre-Brexit Leicester.

An unfortunate incident occurred shortly after, the TV cameras panned in to reveal what appeared to be tramlines shaved into referee Michael Oliver’s hair. Mr Oliver himself then played a part in Leicester’s third goal, the ball deflected off him and a long ball found Mahrez, who, acting on instinct played Vardy through, the England international rounded Bravo to make it 3-0 after twenty minutes.

Pep Guardiola’s City side couldn’t get a grip of the game before or after the half time whistle. The Catalan manager will keep xenophobic, tactic-phobe columnists typing for a week when he opted to replace Kelechi Iheanacho with Yaya Toure. Jamie Vardy then ended his goal drought in style – he intercepted John Stones’ brainless backpass, again rounded Bravo and finished from an extremely acute angle to bring about his hat-trick.

Man City stirred at 4-0 and Kolarov bent home tremendous free kick on the 80-minute mark. The Citizens weren’t finished there, Kolarov turned provider for second half substitute Nolito to score and reduce the deficit to two.

Final score Leicester 4-2 Manchester City, three points closer to safety for Leicester and zero points closer to the title for Manchester City. Here’s the game in 13 tweets:

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