• first half
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2' Vardy

4' Andy King

19' Vardy

18' Simpson

56' Mahrez

77' Vardy

77' Out Slimani in Okazaki

87' Out Vardy in Gray

91' Out Mahrez in James

M. City

57' Out Jesús Navas in Sterling

57' Out K. Iheanacho in Yaya Toure

66' Fernando

67' Out Gündogan in Nolito

81' Kolarov

89' Nolito


Jamie Vardy's first hat-trick downs Guardiola's Man City at Leicester

The striker that was breaking goal scoring records last season has had a tough time of it this year but today's statement may be a turning point for him and the champions.

Christian Fuchs y Jamie Vardy celebran el gol del delantero inglés, el 1-0 del partido de Premier League entre Leicester City y Manchester City en el King Power Stadium.
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Drought? What drought?

Jamie Vardy admitted he was relieved to end his goal drought and get Leicester back on track as the striker's hat-trick inspired a 4-2 win against Manchester City on Saturday.

Vardy brought a halt to his 16-game barren run in spectacular fashion as the England international clinically converted all three of his shots at the King Power Stadium to net his first hat-trick for Leicester. It was also Vardy's first treble since 2012 when he was playing for Fleetwood against Ebbsfleet in non-league football.

Life-changing year

Vardy's life has changed hugely since then and asked if he could recall his previous hat-trick, the Premier League title winner said: "I'm guessing it was for Fleetwood, against Ebbsfleet? I think I scored an audacious halfway line shot as well."

Vardy is now Leicester's all-time leading Premier League scorer as his 34 goals took him ahead of Emile Heskey. But the 29-year-old, who departed to a standing ovation when he was substituted in the closing stages, was more concerned with the impact his goals could have on Leicester after a disappointing run had seen them fall dangerously close to the relegation zone.

Jamie Vardy scores his sides third goal past Claudio Bravo of Manchester City.

"You can definitely say that. We wanted to make sure we were competitive and see the team fighting for the cause and we definitely showed that," Vardy said. "We will just get back on the training pitch and look forward to the next game."

Welcome back goal-machine

After hinting that Vardy was in danger of losing his place and then resting him for the midweek Champions League defeat at Porto, Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri was delighted to see his star back on the goal trail.

"I'm very pleased for Jamie, when he finished I said 'oh welcome back'," Ranieri added.