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PICS: Vardy treble as Leicester whip Manchester City

Last updated on: September 28, 2020 00:35 IST
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Images from Sunday's action in the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy scores Leicester City's third goal from the peantly spot during the Premier League match against Manchester City, at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

IMAGE: Jamie Vardy scores Leicester City's third goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match against Manchester City, at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

A Jamie Vardy hat-trick and a superb James Maddison goal steered Leicester City to a stunning 5-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday and kept them top of the Premier League with a maximum nine points from three games.

 

City looked to be in cruise control after a sublime volley from Riyad Mahrez against his former club gave the home side a fourth-minute lead, as they dominated the first half until Vardy equalised with the first of two penalties.

The striker drove his spot-kick into the top right corner in the 37th minute after he was fouled by Kyle Walker and then turned the match on its head in the 54th, beating goalkeeper Ederson at the near post with a deft touch.

Jamie Vardy celebrates with teammates after scoing Leicester City's second goal.

IMAGE: Jamie Vardy gets a high five from teammates after scoring Leicester City's second goal. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Vardy completed his hat-trick four minutes later with a second penalty, drilling his shot into the bottom-left corner this time after Eric Garcia had hauled him down in the area.

Substitute Maddison made it 4-1 when he curled a brilliant shot from 20 metres into the top left corner before centre back Nathan Ake pulled one back for City with a header.

With Vardy limping off with a hamstring strain in the closing stages, Youri Tielemans converted Leicester's third penalty of the match in the 88th minute to put the icing on the cake for the visitors.

The outcome snapped City's 11-match unbeaten home run in the league dating back to last season and it was also their first defeat in their opening top-flight home game since a 2-1 loss to Southampton in 1989.

Handball controversy grows as Newcastle earn late point at Spurs

Callum Wilson scores from the penalty spot to earn Newcastle United a draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League

IMAGE: Callum Wilson scores from the penalty spot to earn Newcastle United a draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, London, on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Boyers-Pool/Reuters

Another controversial handball decision gave Newcastle United a stoppage-time equaliser by Callum Wilson from the penalty spot and a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Spurs had led through a 25th-minute Lucas Moura goal and Newcastle had not managed a shot on target but deep into stoppage time Newcastle's Andy Carroll and Eric Dier challenged for a ball and the forward's header brushed the arm of the Spurs defender.

A VAR review led referee Peter Bankes to look at the incident, in which Dier had his back to the ball as he jumped with Carroll, and point to the spot.

Wilson's spot-kick squeezed past Hugo Lloris and earned Steve Bruce's side a point that had looked unlikely for most of the match.

The incident followed similar match-deciding handball decisions in Manchester United's win at Brighton and Everton's victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

 Lucas Moura puts Tottenham Hotspur ahead against Newcastle United.

IMAGE: Lucas Moura puts Tottenham Hotspur ahead against Newcastle United. Photograph: Andrew Boyers-Pool/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho's side started brightly and Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow had to produce a superb double save to keep out a Giovani Lo Celso free kick and Harry Kane's follow-up.

Darlow also did well to save a Kane header but Spurs broke through in the 25th minute -- Son Heung-min fed Kane on the left and his low ball across the face of goal was turned in by Moura at the far post.

Son fired a left-foot shot against the post before striking the woodwork again with a drive against the bar three minutes before the interval.

Mourinho took Son off at the break, perhaps taking into account the team's busy schedule with midweek League Cup and Europa League matches on the horizon, but without the South Korean there was a more pedestrian look to Tottenham.

Still, Mourinho's side appeared to have done enough until the latest handball drama which caused the Portuguese manager to storm down the tunnel.

Late Bamford header gives Leeds win at Sheffield United

Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring for Leeds United in their Premier League match against Sheffield United.

IMAGE: Leeds United's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring late in the game in their Premier League match against Sheffield United. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Reuters

Patrick Bamford's 88th-minute header gave Leeds United a 1-0 win at Sheffield United in their Yorkshire Premier League derby on Sunday.

Jack Harrison whipped in a superb cross from the left wing and Bamford rose well to score for the third straight game and leave Chris Wilder's side without a point or a goal this season.

The game had been a story of excellent goalkeeping at both ends.

Leeds's French keeper Illan Meslier produced a superb save in the 29th minute from a close-range effort by John Lundstram after good work from Ben Osborn down the left.

Marcelo Bielsa's side threatened before the break, though, and United keeper Aaron Ramsdale did well to keep out a lofted shot from Stuart Dallas.

Meslier was alert again after the break when George Baldock turned sharply on the edge of the box to lose his marker and unleash a powerful drive but the 20-year-old keeper parried well.

Helder Costa then threatened with a stinging volley that was kept out by the diving Ramsdale.

Bamford's fine header, however, ensured that Leeds move to six points from their first three games on their return to the top flight after a 16-year absence.

"It was a just result," Bielsa said. "The first half was even. We could’ve scored but also conceded. The second half was a lot better for us. I think we created a small but just difference to create the victory."

Sheffield United had lost to Aston Villa and Wolves before the Leeds game and manager Chris Wilder said it had been a tough month.

"We'll be glad to see the back of September, Fresh start in October at Arsenal away. I can't fault a lot of things the players did in the game. I thought it was really tight, you have got to take the chances in the Premier League.

"We have to be more clinical, the best chances fell to us, we know how Leeds play, high energy and high tempo. We ultimately got punished by a fantastic ball and a great header," Wilder said.

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