EPL: Leicester boss hails Jamie Vardy after 5-2 win over Manchester City

Updated: 29 September, 2020 09:20 IST | AFP | London

The victory gave Leicester maximum points from their first three games in the English top-flight for the first time in their history. Rodgers praised Vardy's overall awareness of the game

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is ecstatic after scoring v Man City on Sunday. Pic/Getty Images
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is ecstatic after scoring v Man City on Sunday. Pic/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers hailed Jamie Vardy's incredible view of football after the Leicester talisman scored a hat-trick for the Premier League pacesetters in their 5-2 victory against Manchester City.

The former England international converted two penalties and scored one from open play as the 2016 champions came from 1-0 down at the Etihad on Sunday. It is the first time in 686 games as a manager that Pep Guardiola has seen his side concede five goals. The victory gave Leicester maximum points from their first three games in the English top-flight for the first time in their history. Rodgers praised Vardy's overall awareness of the game.

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

"He's a phenomenal player," said the Leicester boss. "He's tactically so good. You see his goals and runs but he has an incredible view of football. He understands the game. With that, along with his running ability, he's sensational."

The former Celtic and Liverpool manager said what cheered him most in Manchester was his team's all-round display. "I think you could say 100 percent this was a team performance," he said. "You can't come here [to Manchester City] unless the team is as one and synchronised. If ever there's a team man of the match then this is it," he added.

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First Published: 29 September, 2020 08:05 IST

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