- Jamie Vardy found the back of the net three times against Man City and set an unusual record
- The Leicester City striker became the first player to hit three past a Pep Guardiola tutored side twice
- The England striker has now beaten Barcelona's Lionel Messi who only achieved the feat once
Jamie Vardy has set a new record after Leicester City thrashed Premier League contenders, Man City by 5-2 at the Etihad.
The England striker has now surpassed Barcelona's Lionel Messi by becoming the first player to score against a hat-trick twice against a Pep Guardiola's side.
Vardy had previously netted three goals against City during the 2016 season when the Foxes defeated Sky Blues side by 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
That same season, Messi scored a hat-trick against Guardiola's men in their 4-0 Champions League win at the Camp Nou.
Also, no Guardiola's side has ever conceded five goals in a match and it is the first time the Spanish gaffer has lost a home game with that margin.
After the game, Vardy told Sky Sports:
“We have set up to infuriate them and it has worked a treat.
“We knew if we stuck to our plan, we would get some chances. I always want to improve. I am hoping I am doing that.”
He added to BBC Sport:
“It was a great result. We tweaked it tactically today and knowing when we got the ball and played through their press we would get a few chances and we stuck them all away.
“We just had to keep believing. The main thing was getting the three points and we have done that with a great performance.
“It’s only the start though, we have to keep going and show that consistently.
“It’s only a start. The way we finished last season was not good enough so we have to keep it going now.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Wilfred Ndidi is set to go under the knife after Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the midfielder could be out for up to 12 weeks.
The Super Eagles midfielder suffered an adductor injury during the Foxes' Premier League clash with Burnley at the King Power Stadium.
The 23-year-old was also out of Leceister's first defeat of the season in the 3rd Round Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal.
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