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Hello and welcome to Nigerianeye's live coverage of the Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

Claudio Ranieri's charges, the current English champions, sit only two points above the relegation zone and were thrashed 5-0 by Porto in the Champions League in midweek.

Man City, meanwhile, are just four points off the top of the table but head to the East Midlands missing Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho after both saw red in their 3-1 defeat to Chelsea last weekend.


MANCHESTER CITY: Bravo, Sagna, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Stones, Fernando, Gundogan, Navas, De Bruyne, Silva, Iheanacho

MAN CITY SUBS: Caballero, Sterling, Nolito, Sane, Clichy, Toure, Adarabioyo

LEICESTER CITY: Zieler, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, King, Amartey, Albrighton, Slimani, Vardy

LEICESTER SUBS: Hamer, Chilwell, James, Mendy, Gray, Musa, Okazaki

The final whistle blows and the Leicester players, buoyed by their jubilant fans, celebrate a wonderful win over one of the biggest teams in the Premier League as Jamie Vardy picks up the match ball for his hat-trick over Manchester City! Thanks for joining our live coverage of the match!


90+3 min BOOKING: Okazaki pulls back the advancing Kolarov and gets a yellow for his troubles.

90+2 min SUBSTITUTION: Four minutes of added time and not long left for Leicester to hang on as Riyad Mahrez is replaced by Matty James.

90+1 min Leicester need to watch their backs now as this could get tense - from four goals up, there's just two goals between them and Man City as Kolarov breaks down the left, plays a low ball into Nolito eight yards out, and the Spaniard drills past Zieler.


87 min SUBSTITUTION: Jamie Vardy gets a standing ovation by the Leicester fans as he's replaced by Demarai Gray.

84 min Zabaleta breaks free and sends a cross in, which Nolito manages to meet with his head, but a Morgan deflection sees the ball comfortably fall into the hands of Zieler.

83 min A sliver of solace for the beleaguered visitors as Leicester's clean sheet is breached - Fuchs fouls Silva on the edge of the area to give Man City a free kick, and Kolarov's effort curls into the top-right corner past Zieler from 20 yards. A great goal, but surely too little too late?


80 min Stones attempted a backpass to Bravo but it was way too short as Vardy read it, went round the goalkeeper with his first touch and then squeezed a shot in from a tight angle - Sagna appeared to have cleared it, but Hawkeye confirmed that the ball was just over the line when he did so.

79 min This is shocking! What was John Stones thinking? Just a few minutes earlier he misjudged a long ball not far from his own goal and appeared to control it with his arm, but a second mistake in quick succession proves fatal as Vardy completes his hat-trick - unbelievable it is his first treble for Leicester!


76 min SUBSTITUTION: A change for Leicester as Shinji Okazaki comes on and Islam Slimani comes off.

71 min Just over 20 minutes plus added time to go here at the King Power and it looks like Leicester are over the worst of the Man City attacks. As we saw in the FA Cup, however, having a 3-0 lead even as far into the game as the 80th minute means nothing unless that lead is still there at the final whistle.

69 min SUBSTITUTION: Final sub of the day for Guardiola as Nolito is on in place of Ilkay Gundogan. Looks like the former Barcelona boss could really do with the extra substitutions that he called for earlier in the week...

68 min BOOKING: A bit of a questionable caution as Fernando catches Simpson on the halfway line and, despite appearing to be a legit tackle, the ref gets his yellow card out.

66 min More questionable goalkeeping from Bravo as he receives the ball inside his six-yard box, looks for Sagna at right-back with Vardy closing in, and ends up skewing the ball out of play near the corner. Wonder what Joe Hart is making of what's unfolding at the King Power today?

64 min CHANCE! Slimani edges forward from 50 yards out and, with Man City's backline edging away from him, he is able to make his way into the area where he tries a shot, but Bravo gets down and saves.

61 min CHANCE! Yet another dangerous chance for Man City, with Zabaleta cutting inside from the right into the area and attempting to curl the ball into the back of the net, but King charges the effort down.

58 min SUBSTITUTION: An interesting roll of the dice from Guardiola as Jesus Navas makes way for Raheem Sterling and Yaya Toure replaces Kelechi Iheanacho - the holding midfielder is to play as Man City's lone forward.

57 min CHANCE! A great passing sequence from Man City sees Iheanacho tee up Gundogan, but the German drags a low shot just wide from 17 yards out.

56 min Leicester have withstood Man City's initial barrage in the second half and now they probe forward as King forces a corner from Navas, which Albrighton plays to Amartey, who in turn fires well over.

54 min De Bruyne's defence-splitting pass puts Iheanacho through on goal, but he's flagged offside just before Zieler saves his shot.

52 min Leicester are sitting incredibly deep here as De Bruyne's dangerous cross is punched away by Zieler, before Navas's volley is blocked. The Foxes know that, even with a three-goal lead, they need to be cautious against a side unwilling to go down without a fight and very capable of hitting the hosts where it hurts.

50 min CHANCES! Man City are hell-bent on trying to claw back an early goal and they come so close as Iheanacho glances a header across goal, then Zabaleta and De Bruyne see shots blocked, before the Belgian reclaims the ball and drags another shot just wide from 15 yards.

47 min The ball is played out to Zabaleta on the right, but his cross flies straight into the hands of Zieler.

46 min KICKOFF: We're back underway at the King Power as neither side makes any changes.

Leicester really have a thing for producing shocks and confounding the bookies, don't they? Two seasons ago they survive the drop against all odds, last season they cruise to the title, and just everyone is thinking "surely that's it, they're doomed, Man City are going to batter them today", what happens? A three-goal lead for the Foxes against Pep Guardiola's side by the 20-minute mark!


45+1 min CHANCE! Two minutes of added time as Leicester very nearly claim a fourth, with Albrighton finding the unmarked Slimani, who somehow manages to head wide!

44 min De Bruyne plays in Silva down the left, who cuts it back towards the penalty spot, but Morgan is there once again to hack clear.

42 min Kolarov's sharp cutback from the left finds Fernando, whose first-time sidefoot is headed away by King. Not long to go until half time and Leicester are not letting anything through.

41 min Boos ring round the King Power as Albrighton fouls Navas and the ref eventually decides to give Man City a free kick, which De Bruyne takes but to no avail as Iheanacho fouls Morgan in the area to get Leicester off the hook.

39 min Man City are on their sixth corner of the first half and De Bruyne takes again, but Slimani heads clear - the Belgian claims the ball back and curls it to the back post, and Zieler is alert to claw it away as Iheanacho lurks intently.

37 min Leicester's two banks of four are stifling Man City's attacking forays as the visitors play the ball around and Kolarov attempts another long-range drive, but it gets blocked by a blue shirt.

35 min Man City manage to win a succession of corners and De Bruyne's deliveries are dangerous enough, but none of his teammates are able to get onto the end of them and Leicester escape scot-free.

31 min CHANCE! Better from Man City who are now applying some pressure - Gundogan mis-hits his effort from the edge of the box, but it falls kindly to De Bruyne, who forces a corner. The Belgian swings the ball in and Fernando flicks it on into a dangerous position, but Kolarov heads just wide at the far post.

28 min Man City's players appear stunned - they try to play the ball out from the back, Fernando almost passes it straight out for a corner, and Stones is forced to hack clear.

26 min More out of desperation than anything, Kolarov tries to have a go from 25 yards, but his effort flies well over.

22 min CHANCE! Now Mahrez nearly helps himself to a goal as he drives forward into the area, pulls off a few stepovers, and forces a fine save out of Bravo to his right!

21 min The champions are back! The visitors are completely shellshocked while the home fans are delirious as Vardy is now on a hat-trick! Fuchs lumps a long ball from the back towards Mahrez on the right, the Algerian deftly flicks the ball towards Vardy, putting him through on goal, and the Englishman rounds Bravo to slot home!


19 min BOOKING: Simpson slides in on Kolarov on the right, catching the Serb late, and gets himself the first booking of the game.

15 min Man City are now beginning to find their feet as De Bruyne twists and turns to work a shooting opportunity for himself, but he drags his shot wide.

13 min CHANCE! A third really looks imminent as Leicester keep banging on the door! From a short corner, Huth nods the ball down to Slimani six yards out, but the Algerian blasts just over the bar!

10 min The visitors appear to have rejigged their formation a number of times already in the first 10 minutes - they are completely rattled in the wake of a rampant Leicester.

8 min CHANCE! Nearly a third for the champions as Mahrez marauds into the area with the ball, aims and fires a shot towards the bottom left corner, but Stones gets a block!

7 min Mahrez and Slimani combined to slip Vardy through on goal in between Stones and Kolarov, and the Englishman coolly rifled home past Bravo. Moments later, Slimani was involved again as he laid the ball off to King on the edge of the area, and the Wales international's ensuing effort saw the City keeper get his fingers to the ball, but it slipped through.

6 min I'm speechless, I really am. This was not expected at all, but what a start it's been as Leicester have only gone and established a two-goal lead over Man City in the space of five minutes!


4 min Incredible! Just two-and-a-half minutes played and the champions are in the lead - and the scorer is Jamie Vardy, who had not scored in 16 games prior to today and had not even mustered a shot on goal since September 10!


1 min KICKOFF: The visitors get the action underway under a rainy Leicester sky.

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