Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester City pulled off a overwhelming attainment over an out-of-sorts Manchester City.
The Foxes were 2-0 adult in 5 mins as Vardy finished his 10-game run though a Premier League idea by slotting home, and Andy King twisted in moments later.
It was 3-0 within 20 mins as Vardy combined another after skipping past visiting screw Claudio Bravo, and he finished his hat-trick by intercepting a unnoticed John Stones pass and finishing from a slight angle.
Aleksandar Kolarov, with a free-kick, and Nolito scored late satisfaction goals for a divided side.
They have now mislaid back-to-back joining games for a initial time given Pep Guardiola took over in a summer, and are 4 points adrift of leaders Arsenal.
For fortifying champions Leicester, attainment finished a five-game run though a joining win and changed them adult to 14th.
Man City compensate for pell-mell defending
Guardiola pronounced this week he wanted a new order to concur teams to use adult to 6 substitutes – and after 5 mins he competence have hoped his wish was a reality.
Manchester City have kept usually dual Premier League purify sheets this season, and Guardiola reshuffled his arrangement to start with a behind 3 of Pablo Zabaleta, John Stones and Bacary Sagna.
That plan was quickly scrapped, though, when his side fell 2-0 down after usually 255 seconds – Kolarov was hauled out of midfield and into a fast combined behind four.
The visitors, looking marginally improved for a change, still managed to get held on a mangle for Leicester’s third and frequently put themselves underneath vigour by perplexing to play out from a behind – Stones’ unnoticed backpass for Vardy’s third a costliest example.
Their infirmity could good be a outcome of their miss of a unchanging starting XI, with Guardiola never carrying kept a same choice for dual uninterrupted games during his time during Etihad Stadium.
Suspensions for Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi had forced a Spaniard to make changes here, and his side were abandoned of cohesion.
For all their possession, they did not have their initial shot on aim until Kolarov scored a well-placed free-kick in a 82nd minute, and usually salvaged serve respectability when Nolito tapped in a Serb’s low cranky late on.
Foxes uncover championship attract again
Leicester, who were a indicate above a relegation section when they kicked off, were glorious and, for maybe a initial time this season, showed all a hallmarks of final term’s implausible title-winning campaign.
That many doubtful of championships was built on unaffected defending, lightning-quick counter-attacking, Vardy’s goals and Riyad Mahrez’s sorcery – all of that were on show.
Mahrez pulled off a glorious initial hold to approach a high round to Islam Slimani, who in spin slid in Vardy for a opener, and a Algerian steady a attainment when he redirected a prolonged round into a trail of Vardy for Leicester’s third.
Vardy, who scored 24 Premier League goals final season, had endured a 741-minute idea drought in a league, though took his total for this tenure to 5 when he capitalised on Stones’ blunder and somehow threaded a finish from a tightest of angles.
Man of a compare – Jamie Vardy
‘Welcome behind Jamie’ – what they said
Leicester trainer Claudio Ranieri told BBC Sport: “It was a loyal Leicester, maybe given we have played so badly in a final few matches, though currently we were so strong.
“We played smart, slowed down a tempo.
“I am really gratified for Jamie. When he finished, we pronounced ‘welcome back’.”
Former Leicester defender Matt Elliott on BBC Radio Leicester: “There was a hint and zip about Leicester’s play from a off. You could clarity it, a mutation in a air.
“That’s their best opening by some stretch this deteriorate and that competence usually reignite their season, positively in domestic terms.”
Manchester City trainer Pep Guardiola told BBC Sport: “Leicester won a second balls and scored illusory goals.
“Football is a diversion with mistakes, generally today. we would never protest to my players and we will demeanour inside myself and analyse a reason because we have problems with a second balls when they arrive.
“Our diversion is not bad, though in a box we have a lot of problems.”
Match of a Day pundit Danny Murphy: “That’s as good as I’ve seen Leicester this season, it was like a Leicester of final season. But City didn’t half assistance them.
“Kolarov was ostensible to be personification as a third centre-half though he played so distant forward, he left Stones isolated. Zabaleta was personification in a uncanny in-between position and it didn’t demeanour like he knew what he was doing.
“Kevin de Bruyne seemed to be during left-wing-back. The communication and miss of line was flattering bad. Kolarov was personification his possess diversion going brazen so often. They gave Leicester so many opportunities to conflict them. It could have been more.
“Fifty changes, they’ve done this season. It’s good to build relations and have some familiarity. You can’t keep changing players.”
Defensive numbers make bad reading for Guardiola
- Guardiola has seen his side concur 3 or some-more goals in back-to-back joining games for a initial time as a manager.
- A Guardiola side conceded 4 goals in a joining for usually a third time (Atletico Madrid 4-3 Barcelona in 2009, Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich in 2015).
- Only Crystal Palace, Hull and Sunderland (one) have kept fewer purify sheets than Manchester City in a Premier League this season.
- Claudio Ranieri has won 8 of his 9 Premier League matches as a manager opposite Manchester City, sketch a other.
- Manchester City conceded twice in a opening 5 mins of a Premier League diversion for a initial time given Oct 2006 opposite Wigan.
On Monday, both sides find out who they will face in a final 16 of a Champions League.
Manchester City will be drawn opposite one of Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco or Napoli.
Leicester City will accommodate Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid or Sevilla.
On Tuesday, Leicester transport to Bournemouth (19:45 GMT). Manchester City horde Watford a following day (20:00).
Match ends, Leicester City 4, Manchester City 2.
Second Half ends, Leicester City 4, Manchester City 2.
Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a by ball, though Pablo Zabaleta is held offside.
Attempt saved. Yaya Touré (Manchester City) right footed shot from outward a box is saved in a centre of a goal.
Attempt blocked. Nolito (Manchester City) header from a centre of a box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.
Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Foul by Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City).
Substitution, Leicester City. Matthew James replaces Riyad Mahrez.
Attempt missed. Nolito (Manchester City) left footed shot from a centre of a box misses to a right. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.
Goal! Leicester City 4, Manchester City 2. Nolito (Manchester City) left footed shot from a centre of a box to a bottom right corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Substitution, Leicester City. Demarai Gray replaces Jamie Vardy.
Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Christian Fuchs.
Attempt saved. Nolito (Manchester City) header from a centre of a box is saved in a centre of a goal. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta with a cross.
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Foul by Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City).
Goal! Leicester City 4, Manchester City 1. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) from a giveaway flog with a left footed shot to a bottom right corner.
David Silva (Manchester City) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.
Foul by Christian Fuchs (Leicester City).
Goal! Leicester City 4, Manchester City 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from a formidable angle on a right to a bottom left corner.
Substitution, Leicester City. Shinji Okazaki replaces Islam Slimani.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a giveaway flog in a aggressive half.
Foul by Andy King (Leicester City).
Substitution, Manchester City. Nolito replaces Ilkay Gündogan.
Fernando (Manchester City) is shown a yellow label for a bad foul.
Foul by Fernando (Manchester City).
Danny Simpson (Leicester City) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Attempt missed. Islam Slimani (Leicester City) header from a right side of a box is close, though misses to a right. Assisted by Marc Albrighton with a cranky following a corner.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by John Stones.
Attempt saved. Islam Slimani (Leicester City) left footed shot from outward a box is saved in a bottom left corner.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Andy King.
Attempt blocked. Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) left footed shot from a right side of a box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Marc Albrighton.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Danny Simpson.
Substitution, Manchester City. Yaya Touré replaces Kelechi Iheanacho.
Substitution, Manchester City. Raheem Sterling replaces Jesús Navas.
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) is shown a yellow card.
Attempt missed. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) right footed shot from a centre of a box is close, though misses to a left. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.