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Summary

  1. Vardy has three shots - all goals
  2. His third came from Stones back pass
  3. King had fired home second goal from 20 yards
  4. Kolarov and Nolito score late consolation goals

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Who saw this result coming?

Have a read of Chris Osborne's report

Six Premier League games today, a total of 29 goals. Make sure you catch Match of the Day tonight on BBC One at 22:30 BST.

We are back on Sunday, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United all in action.

More goals would be nice.

Until then.

MOTD running order

Match of the Day

Goals galore...

Leicester v Man City 

Arsenal v Stoke 

Hull v Crystal Palace 

Watford v Everton 

Burnley v Bournemouth 

Swansea v Sunderland  

22:30 BST. BBC One.

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Leicester City

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri speaking to BBC Sport: "It was the true Leicester today, maybe because we have played so badly in our last few matches, but today we were so strong.

"We wanted to do best for our fans because they support us a lot and travel to Portugal and we did not play so well. For this reason we wanted to show our best. 

"We played smart, slowed down the tempo, everyone know what we do but it is important to score two goals very early.

“This is our strength, we can't keep possession often, our strength is to play fast, find a solution.

"I told my players the result is always important but today we had to fight till the end.

"I am very please for Jamie (Vardy), when he finished I said 'oh welcome back'."

'Champions react at the right moment'

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Leicester City

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri talking to BT Sport: "The next matches are very important until Christmas because we are in a battle for relegation. I said I need warriors and they showed me what I wanted to see.

"They said they believe in this system and the strength in this system. If I start with another system they don’t recognise our style.

"I said I wanted to blend the Italian tactics with the English culture. You can work so hard to defend your title.

"The big champions react at the right moment. We know when we play well we can win. Today they made an effort for the team – that is what I love."

Leicester 4-2 Man City

"It was the true Leicester today," says Claudio Ranieri.

He's a happy man.

Full quotes to come.

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Kit Beaupre: People say City and United need world class defenders but the players just don't exist or already play for world class teams  

Diepriye Josiah: Welcome to the EPL Pep, where any team can get turned over. Squeaky bum time I think. Time to show us what you can do!   

Matt Cairns: That was more like the #lcfc from last season! Great tempo, energy and unlike Man City were organised!  

Leicester 4-2 Man City

That's more like it. Atmosphere was immense. Well done boys, lets kick on now #lcfc

'Maybe it will take longer for players to adapt'

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Manchester City

Guardiola was asked how long it is going to take his players to adapt to the "Pep way": 

"I don't know. In the beginning it was quickly, now it will be a little bit longer," he said. 

"To change the mentality, to change what we want, maybe it will take a little more time." 

'Problems in the box'

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Manchester City

Asked why Manchester City started the game so badly, Pep Guardiola told Match of the Day: "Long balls, second balls, they won the second balls and scored fantastic goals. 

"Football is a game with mistakes, especially today. I would never complain to my players and I will look inside myself and analyse the reason why we have problems with the second balls when they arrive. 

"Our game is not bad but in the box we have a lot of problems." 

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Meanwhile, here is more from Pep Guardiola...

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Still waiting for Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri to appear...

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

We know from last season it is about where you have your possession and what you do with it. Leicester, apart from the goals, were happy to sit on what they had.

They were solid, strong, compact, resolute and protected the main danger areas - the penalty area and the goal. It was a perfect Leicester City performance, one from last year.

There was only a limited amount of times Leicester actually got at them, but when they did it was to devastating effect.

'It is not about the system'

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Manchester City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola tells BT Sport: "After four minutes, 2-0. It is not easy. England is very good on the counter-attack and second balls. They are tough on the counter-defend so well. We tried until the end but there are good things in every game. it is difficult after 2-0 and 3-0.

"They would play long balls, we knew that. with the second balls, they were looking to our back four and did well.

"It is not about the system."

Do you need more defenders? "No. we defended well with these players at the start of the season and during the season, we have to stand up and analyse and players to step forward.

"All managers need time."

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Dan Bushby: How players that cost over 30/40 million can play like that under a manager such as Pep Guardiola is an absolute disgrace  

James Alexander: City will struggle to make TOP 4. Guardiola can't just come to the PL and expect to play how he wants and teams to roll over  

Andy Coates: Team with best defence wins title. At the moment City will be lucky to finish in top4. Title is going back to Chelsea. Pep needs to swallow his pride, recall Hart.

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Leicester City

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, speaking to BT Sport: "We wanted to make sure we were competitive today and see the team fighting for the cause and we have done that. 

"We will get back on training pitch and look forward to the next game."

Leicester midfielder Andy King, speaking to BT Sport: "Today was about getting back to basics getting in peoples faces, playing a high tempo.

"We owed the club and to do it against such a good team was good. We know we have been better than what we have showed."

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

There was a spark and zip about Leicester's play from the off. You could sense it, a freshness in the air. The atmosphere was there, the lights were bright and there was an energy around the crowd which transferred to the players.

That's their best performance by some distance this season and that might just reignite their season, certainly in domestic terms.

In midweek, supporters were disappointed and asking for their money back. They would have happily paid double to watch that tonight.

Three, is the magic number...

3 - Today is the first time since May 8 1993 that six home Premier League teams have scored 3+ goals on a single day in the PL. Thrilling.

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Ighomi Kingsley: The EPL does not respect your pedigree or European experience.. 

James Crew: Welcome to the premier league on a wet December evening Pep! 

Harry: Welcome to a real league Mr. Guardiola. It is fun, isn't it.  

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Jamie Vardy makes sure he comes back onto the pitch to collect the match-ball.

"England number nine, England, England number nine," sing the Leicester fans.

Vardy responds with the high fist celebration in their direction.

Jamie Vardy
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FULL-TIME

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Chat rubbish, get thumped, as Jamie Vardy would say.

We're all off to his house tonight as there is sure to be one heck of a party.

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Yaya Toure's shot skips off the turf, but straight into the hands of Ron-Robert Zieler.

Could easily have looped in.

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I Jackson: It might be game over for Leicester but Man City want goals to ensure Spurs don't pass them on goal difference tomorrow 

Tom Hutchings: When was the last time a premiership team had less than a quarter of the possession and still scored 4?!  

Abraham Adeyinka:  At least now Pep will take the Premier League more serious. European experience counts for zilch if you're disrespectful.   

YELLOW CARD

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Shinji Okazaki is booked for Leicester for dragging back Aleksandar Kolarov.

Took one for the team.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 4-2 Man City

A huge roar for midfielder Matty James, who makes his return from a serious knee injury in place of Riyad Mahrez.

His 100th appearance for Leicester and his first since May 2015.

Leicester 4-2 Man City

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

Well it's a strange atmosphere now. Man City have worked the ball all game with no end product, but on that occasion Leicester are a little bit slack on their defensive work and Kolarov fires it across for Nolito to score.

Four is probably a little bit flattering for Leicester, and it shows the importance of Jamie Vardy's hat-trick.

CLOSE!

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My word, almost another for Manchester City but this time Nolito drags his shot inches wide of goal.

Imagine that went in...

GOAL - Leicester 4-2 Man City

Nolito (89 mins)

Manchester City pull another back.

The home side have this won and have fallen asleep.

Aleksandar Kolarov ghosts through and pulls the ball back to Nolito, who slots home a finish into the bottom corner.

Nolito
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Leicester 4-1 Man City

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

Jamie Vardy is my man of the match, I think he could have turned his team's season around tonight. 

Everyone is an 8+ today for Leicester.

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Jared Maobe: I like the way the team and manager who the UK pundits support is being thrashed....They killed Conte after 2 loses.   

Moon Quddus: Good thing all the pundits told us Man City had already won the premier league in September, otherwise this'd be embarrassing  

Nii: John Stones. Chelsea fans will be thinking, they dodged this bullet. A completely overhyped player last season.  

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Leicester 4-1 Man City

The hat-trick hero takes a standing ovation.

Jamie Vardy makes way, as Demarai Gray enters the fray.

Someone nab the match ball for Vardy at full-time, please.

Leicester 4-1 Man City

Five to play. Can Manchester City grab another?

Leicester 4-1 Man City

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

That's not a bad effort from Jamie Vardy to get 34 goals, he's only been in the Premier League two and a half seasons.

Manchester City are trying to work and engineer opportunities. They are good players, you don't all of a sudden turn into amateurs, but Leicester have done a job on them.

Leicester 4-1 Man City

Nolito's header from Pablo Zabaleta's cross is straight at Ron-Robert Zieler.

Easy for the Leicester goalkeeper.

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David Robinson: John Stones simply isn't good enough for a top team. Too many errors. Too much unwarranted confidence.  

Sean Yap: Absolutely astonishing! And ridiculous. And stunning. And crazy!  

Charles Kahanji: It's John Stones again. Exceptionally good at giving away balls in his own box  

Leicester 4-1 Man City

  • Three shots, three goals from Jamie Vardy
  • Now has 34 Premier League goals, making him Leicester's all-time leading scorer ahead of the legend Emile Heskey.
  • His first top-flight hat-trick.

GOAL - Leicester 4-1 Man City

Aleksandar Kolarov (81 mins)

Consolation.

Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov whips the free-kick over the wall and into the net.

The Serb has been trying his luck all game, one was bound to go in.

Aleksandar Kolarov
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Leicester 4-0 Man City

Having scored, Leicester defender Christian Fuchs then chops David Silva on the edge of the area...

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Meer Shah: Yes, today will be a great, perhaps deserved win for Leicester. But can't escape the fact they are still near relegation spot

Christian Brookes: John Stones is touted as a world-class defender, but Everton conceded every week last season and its the same for City 

Ope Mosuro: Any other manager will be under pressure for winning only 4 out of 15 games but not the great Guardiola  

Leicester 4-0 Man City

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

Superb tactical play by Leicester City, sitting deep, working hard, springing traps when they need to spring into action.

That caps a miserable afternoon for John Stones. He played it blindly back to his goalkeeper and what a finish from Jamie Vardy - you're thinking "surely he's not going to attempt that".

If he tries that 19 out of 20 times he doesn't score, but it's Jamie Vardy's day and he's got his hat-trick.

GOAL - Leicester 4-0 Man City

Jamie Vardy (78 mins)

Hat-trick. Party time.

John Stones is doing no favours to his reputation today. He collects the ball and just needs to pump it up field, but instead plays a blind pass towards Claudio Bravo.

What Stones does not know is that Jamie Vardy is lurking.

He takes the ball round and from an impossible angle, strikes at goal.

The ball hits the post, rolls across the line. Is it over??

Michael Oliver checks his watch. YES IT IS.

A treble for Vardy, a fourth for Leicester. Game over, goodnight.

Leicester score their fourth goal
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John Stones looks dejected
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