Manchester (AP) – England’s goalscorer Jamie Vardy and Leicester City gave Pep Guardiola a major setback to Manchester City early in the new Premier League season.
The national footballer scored three goals on Sunday in the top game against the favorite number two in the surprisingly clear 5: 2 (1: 1) victory of the front runners and almost single-handedly caused the Guardiola team’s first bitter bankruptcy of the new season .
For the first time after 686 competitive games, a Guardiola-trained team scored five goals in one game. “I feel bad for my players and for the club. We have to analyze and improve the situation. That is my job,” Guardiola said after the bitter bankruptcy. “It is of course a difficult situation, but it is only the second day.”
Everything started well for the hosts. Algerian Riyad Mahrez gave the Citizens the lead after four minutes. Then the big Vardy show started. He confidently converted two penalties (37th minute / 58th), and in the meantime 2: 1 (54th) he also left city warden Ederson no chance.
He also took both sentences for his offense. James Maddison raised to 4: 1 (77th) with a beautiful flick, Youri Tielemans was successful with a penalty kick two minutes before time to make it 5: 2. Manchester player Nathan Ake (85th) could have reduced it to 2: 4 (84th) earlier.
Without returning to Gareth Bale, who is still lacking in fitness behind, Tottenham Hotspur only came to a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United. The guests benefited from a hand penalty after the intervention of the video assistant, who converted Callum Wilson in the seventh minute of injury time. “I want to sit on the bench for the next game and not be fined, so I will not comment on this penalty,” said Spurs coach José Mourinho after the final whistle.
The first Leicester pursuer is Everton FC with coach Carlo Ancelotti. The team of the former Bayern coach won 2-1 at Crystal Palace on Saturday and is in first place with a maximum of nine points. Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC or Arsenal FC can draw on Monday (9 p.m. / Sky) with the top duo successfully in the top game.
The two unremarkable national players Timo Werner and Kai Havertz came with Chelsea to a lucky 3: 3 (0: 3) at West Bromwich Albion. Newcomers Leeds United won 1-0 at Sheffield United with Robin Koch in the starting line-up and took their second win in their third game.