Coached by Brendan Rodgers - what an afternoon for Pep Guardiola
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Jamie Vardy has struck again: The top scorer of the previous season in the Premier League has once again annoyed his favorite opponent Pep Guardiola.
The 33-year-old attacker scored three goals in Leicester City's 5-2 (1-1) win at Manchester City.
It was his league goals four, five and six against the Catalans - no other player has managed more than four.
The game had started perfectly for the hosts.
Riyad Mahrez gave the hosts the lead in the 4th minute and missed some good opportunities as a result.
But in the 37th minute, Manchester defender Kyle Walker gave himself a dropout: In his own penalty area he attacked Vardy much too conspicuously, the fouled safely converted the penalty due.
After the break, the guests turned the game.
First Vardy used a cross from Timothy Castagne at the six-yard box (54th minute), then he put another penalty he had inflicted safely in the goal (58th).
James Maddison increased to 4-1 (77th), before Dutch international Nathan Aké scored his debut goal for the Citizens (84th).
A minute later Vardy left the pitch, which should have annoyed him in retrospect, because less than 60 seconds later there was another penalty: This time Youri Tielemans converted (88th).
Leicester is taking the lead with three wins in three games for the time being, but numerous teams still have some catching up to do.
Manchester City slipped to 13th place with three points from two games and Guardiola will have to build up before the league game at Leeds United next weekend.
After all, as a professional coach, he has never conceded five goals in more than 600 competitive games.
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