Super Eagles stars Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were left out of the Premier League game in which Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick inspired Leicester City to beat Manchester City 5-2 on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.
Ndidi suffered a groin injury which he sustained during Leicester’s previous Premier League clash against Southampton. The Nigerian midfielder reportedly underwent surgery on Saturday and will not be part of the squad for the next 12 weeks.
Man City dominated early on and took the lead through Riyad Mahrez’s superb half volley with his weaker right foot from 15 yards early in the 4th minute.
But Leicester equalised with their first shot on goal as Kyle Walker tripped Vardy in the box and the England striker duly converted the penalty in the 37th minute.
With Leicester’s second shot, Vardy produced a stunning flick beyond Ederson from close range in the 54th minute, before again winning a penalty, this time from Eric Garcia’s foul, and converting for 3-1 in the 58th minute.
Sub Maddison made it four with a screamer from 25 yards, curled into the top corner in the 77th minute, before Nathan Ake’s header looked to have made the scoreline look slightly more respectable in the 84th minute.
Youri Tielemans rounded off a fabulous win, and a nightmare day for the hosts, slotting a penalty after Benjamin Mendy had fouled Maddison in the 88th minute.
This is the first time Pep Guardiola is conceding five goals in a home game in an illustrious coaching career.
While Leicester maintain a perfect start in this season’s Premier League.
Next, Man City now go to Burnley in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday, before going to Leeds on Saturday.
Leicester host West Ham in the Premier League, at midday next Sunday.