Jamie Verdy's Hat-trick Pushes Pep Guardiola to Concede Historical Five Goals

At the Etihad Stadium, the Foxes ran wild, leaving the Spaniard to focus on a humbling and historic afternoon, as Jamie Verdy’s hat-trick destroys.
Sunday’s 5-2 thrashing of Manchester City by Leicester was the first time in the managerial career of Pep Guardiola to concede historical five goals.
Obviously, you have to run like hell to beat Manchester City, that’s the first thing. You must have that attitude.
Jamie Verdy admit to Leicester preparedness, when he said, “If you’re both running at speed, whoever gets there first is going to be tripped by the player behind, and that’s what happened.”
In my opinion the tactical discipline at Leicester was extremely really good.
As a Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester ran wild, the side of Guardiola was left stunned at Etihad Stadium. This was a dazzling example of why Jamie Vardy is so dangerous.

Jamie Verdy's Preparedness Pushes Pep Guardiola to Concede Historical Five Goals
Jamie Verdy’s Preparedness Pushes Pep Guardiola to Concede Historical Five Goals|Photo Credit: Getty Image

His was a hat-trick that made Manchester City look half-paced and meant that Leicester handed their hosts a loss for the first time in 31 years in their opening top-flight home league game of the season.
Former international England hit a superb hat-trick, two of which came from the penalty spot, as the side of Brendan Rodgers earned a third consecutive win to return to the top of the table.
The treble of Vardy-scoring penalties in the 37th and 58th minutes plus a nice backheeled finish in-between evident that before the hour the Foxes were cruising, an unforgettable triumph completed by the 20-yard curler of James Maddison and the penalty of Youri Tielemans, the latter coming after Vardy had been replaced.
While responding to the interview, Vardy says, “We knew we wouldn‘t have much of the ball so we set up to infuriate them a bit, try and keep the likes of Rodri off the ball. Then when we won the ball we wanted to break through their counter-press and get at their defensive line, and today it worked an absolute treat.”
“We weren’t worried [at 1-0 down] because we knew if we stuck to our plan we’d create chances ourselves. We managed to put them all away, so happy days.” he added.
Victory is at the top of the table for Leicester.
The response to the absence of the injured Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus from Guardiola was to field Raheem Sterling as a nominal No 9 who was to be fluid in positioning.
Brendan Rodgers was without Wilfred Ndidi after the league win over Burnley last week, with the manager removing Ayoze Pérez as Daniel Amartey and Jonny Evans came in.
When a counterattack left them trailing, City was exposed, the ball heading across the area to Justin, but his intended pass was misdirected again.
De Bruyne, one area of his game that makes him so intimidating, was floating around the field to take up smart positions. He was unexpectedly a right-winger, latching on to the service of Walker, zipping in a cross that had Daniel Amartey struggling to clear.
Ferran Torres skewered a cross into the stand as a substitution. Walker shot a pass across the goal and there was no instinct for Delap, Sterling or anyone to connect.
This was only consolation as Aké grabbed a second for City. How this reverse raises a serious question about a plausible title challenge from them is more prescient.

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