Mahrez Nets Hattrick Riyad Mahrez scored his first Leicester hat-trick as the Foxes went top ...
Mahrez Nets Hattrick
Riyad Mahrez scored his first Leicester hat-trick as the Foxes went top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Swansea, as Jamie Vardy’s 11-match streak came to an end.
Mahrez was the Foxes’ hero with his first hat-trick in English football and the manner of Swansea’s defeat will raise further questions about manager Garry Monk’s position, whose side have now taken only six points from the last 33 on offer.
|Mahrez slots home his second to double the lead|
Leicester were ahead after five minutes when Marc Albrighton’s delivery appeared to strike Mahrez on the arm before squeezing past Lukasz Fabianski. Leicester’s second arrived after 22 minutes with Mahrez again benefiting from a decision in his favour.
The Algerian appeared a yard offside when he raced onto N’Golo Kante’s pass but he made no mistake to stroke the ball past Fabianski. The game was settled after 68 minutes when Kante strode 40 yards unchallenged to find Vardy, who unselfishly laid the ball off for Mahrez to finish in style.
Ighalo Scores 8th Goal of The Season
Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo helped Watford move back into the top half of the Premier League table as they each scored to see off Norwich City 2-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
|Odion Ighalo helped Watford move back into the top half of the Premier League|
A first half of few chances was brought to life on 30 minutes when Ighalo's powerful run into the box was unfairly halted by Alexander Tetty, with Deeney making no mistake in converting the resulting penalty, becoming the first Watford player to score in four consecutive Premier League games.
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo scored his ninth Premier League goal when he slotted home in the 90th minute. A sixth win of the season for Quique Sanchez Flores's men sees them climb to ninth, with the form of strike partners Deeney and Ighalo sure to boost their increasingly strong hopes for survival.
Meanwhile, Iheanacho could do little to stop Manchester City from suffering their fourth defeat of the season in a 2-0 loss in the hands of Stoke City who missed the services of Peter Odemwingie due to a hamstring injury.
Iheanacho came on for Wilfred Bony in the 57th minute of the defeat at the Britannia stadium on Saturday for his tenth appearance this season. He has scored once so far in the league and three in all competitions while Odemwingie has made two EPL appearances
At Old Trafford, Victor Moses was forced make way in the 36th minute after he suffered a knock in a collision with Bastian Schweinsteiger in West Ham’s goalless draw against Manchester United.
It was his tenth appearance with a goal for the Hammers since joining on a season loan deal from Chelsea.