Triple trouble: Leicester stuns Man City 3-1, go 5 points clear on top

  • Reuters, Manchester
  • Updated: Feb 07, 2016 14:54 IST
Leicester City’s Robert Huth celebrates scoring their third goal as Manchester City players look dejected. EPL rivals City lost the match 3-1. (Reuters Photo)

Robert Huth’s double and a Riyad Mahrez goal sent Premier League leaders Leicester City six points clear after a stunning 3-1 victory shell-shocked title rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

Leicester produced another exhilarating counter-attacking performance, playing with confidence and swagger in the top-of-the-table clash at the Etihad stadium.

Poor marking allowed defender Huth to sweep in Mahrez’s free kick, via a deflection off Martin Demichelis, after three minutes.

Playmaker Mahrez finished off a swift break to score his 14th league goal of a hugely impressive season and double Leicester’s lead three minutes into the second half.

Huth headed in a corner on the hour to make it 3-0, proving that Leicester, on 53 points from 25 games, have the quality and belief to make a sustained challenge for a first English top-flight crown.

Sergio Aguero headed a late consolation for the hosts.

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