Saturday’s Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City featured a straight-up soccer sucker punch in the form of a Jamie Vardy goal.
The Foxes were second best in every way when the league’s leading scorer put the visitors ahead at the Etihad Stadium.
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Harvey Barnes, fresh off a miscue, hit a sensational outside of the boot pass to find the industrious Vardy on the break.
Vardy had blazed past Fernandinho, and the Man City defender hoped his goalkeeper would save him blushes.
Ederson charged out hard, but Vardy’s little chip was perfect and found its way into the goal.
Man City has since leveled the score line, as Mahrez had his way with Ben Chilwell and drove a deflected shot home at the half-hour mark.
The end line camera shows the brilliance of Barnes pass, as Vardy nabs his 17th goal of the season.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 21, 2019