Man City 1-3 Leicester: Foxes record shock win at Etihad

Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy (L) celebrates with Leicester City's English defender Danny Simpson after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 2, 2016. / AFP / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy (L) celebrates

Leicester City again showed that they are no pretenders for the English Premier League title as they posted a shock 3-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday.

Riyad Mahrez won a free kick on the right edge of the penalty area and swung over the resulting set piece for Robert Huth to bundle it home via a deflection off Martin Demichelis.

Just five minutes later it was almost two as the league’s top scorer Jamie Vardy beat the offside trap to collect a ball over the top from Marc Albrighton before he was denied by onrushing England teammate Joe Hart.

Hart was called into action again soon after, rushing out to meet Danny Drinkwater and deny the midfielder from a tight angle.

City were only one down at half time, but, as in the first half, Leicester found the net inside three minutes upon the resumption as N’Golo Kante did well to retain possession in midfield before feeding Mahrez, who surged forward and beat Nicolas Otamendi with a step-over before firing past Hart with his weaker right foot.

Okazaki went close to making it three before City had their best moment of the match when substitute Fernando met a corner from Silva, only to be denied by Kasper Schmeichel’s instinctive save.

The Foxes made it three on the hour mark and once again it was Huth on target, rising well at the back post to meet Christian Fuchs’s corner and heading back across goal into the far corner.

Vardy failed to add to his league-leading 18 goals this term, but he did go close on several occasions in the remainder, with Hart denying him once, the side-netting rippled and another header flashing wide.

City did score a late consolation in the 87th minute when Aguero, who looked offside, met a cross from Premier League debutant Bersant Celina to score his 13th goal in 11 games.

Victory takes Leicester six clear of City in second, although the gap will be cut to five should either Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal win this weekend.