Leicester City put up three goals in first 20 minutes against Manchester City

Before Leicester City took on the Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho-less Manchester City in the final match of Saturday’s Premier League action, 28 goals were scored in the five morning contests. All home teams scored three goals and despite being barely above relegation, getting trounced by Porto 5-0 this past Wednesday and facing a team with Premier League title aspirations, Leicester wasn’t going to miss that party.

All of a sudden, this became the Leicester City team that won the 2015-16 Premier League title. Leicester City, a team who at one point in the season, were dominated 4-1 by Liverpool, 4-1 by Manchester United and 3-0 by Chelsea, became the team that was unafraid to play against any team. Unfortunately for Manchester City, they had to face Leicester this weekend.

It all started in the 3rd minute. Jamie Vardy finally got off his colossal goal drought and put in the shocking first goal before Manchester City could even get settled into the match.

Then, an even more unlikely Leicester player got on the scoresheet as Andy King drilled in a long range shot in the 5th minute to make it 2-0.

After 15 minutes of slacking off I guess, Leicester got it back for a 3-0 lead with a goal that personified their title run last year. One long pass that goes 40 yards to the top of the box, a one-time touch right to Vardy’s foot as he’s on a run, fake the keeper and tap the ball into the net.

It’s unknown whether or not this will mean Leicester is back, but if you look at their schedule, it was obvious that they focused much of the season on the UEFA Champions League. That showed because Leicester finished top of their group with four wins and they only lost their last match because Leicester had already clinched the group. Now that Leicester doesn’t have Champions League until mid-February, they are now on a one track mind with the Premier League until the knockout stage. So at least for the next couple months, Leicester City may be back.

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