Jamie Vardy tells Man City’s rivals Leicester tactics perfectly frustrated them

Hat-trick hero Jamie Vardy has told Pep Guardiola his Manchester City side were thrashed by “perfect tactics.”

City boss Guardiola grumbled that Leicester “just wanted to defend” after his side's shock 5-2 humbling at The Etihad.

But The Foxes' five-goal lesson tends to suggest that they must have been doing something right going forward and Vardy rammed home another three goals to take his season's tally to five.

Last season's Golden Boot winner grabbed a double in the opening day 3-0 victory at West Brom which sees Leicester sitting top of the table with maximum points.

And the 33-year-old hitman reckons Guardiola and his men walked into a perfect game plan and paid the price.

Vardy told LCFC TV: “We came with a game plan and I think if you look at the performance, it's worked perfectly for how we wanted to play.

“That’s one thing that you know is going to happen when you when you come to place like this, you don't have as much of the ball as you'd like and that's why we set up a bit deeper.

“I was in there to try and frustrate Rodri, not letting him have the ball as much to create anything.”

He added: “And when we get the ball back, then it's just about getting a few passes, breaking through their press and then you’re straight onto their back line.

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“So, I think tactics-wise, we've played it perfect. Like I said, to come away with five goals, three points, it’s brilliant.”

Vardy converted two penalties and threw in a cheeky near-post flick just for good measure

“I’m obviously delighted with that. I’ve managed to get a little Cruyff flick on it. It's flicked up and I think the ‘keeper’s thought I was letting it go through my legs, so he’s coming out to collect the cross.

“Like I say, I’m over the moon, but I think it was all about the performance. It was a really good performance. It’s got us off to a great start and we’ll hopefully try to kick on.”

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