Robert Huth gave Leicester City an absolutely dream start to their massive Premier League title showdown against Manchester City this afternoon with a goal inside three minutes.
Jamie Vardy has so often been Leicester’s scoring hero this season, but it was the German defender who took up a predatory striker’s position to turn home a cross from Riyad Mahrez.
Manuel Pellegrini will be furious with how his defence – again without influential captain Vincent Kompany – handled the set piece. It was a sloppy free-kick to concede and Huth got in front of his man.
The experienced centre-back, who was let go by Stoke City at the end of last season, came up with another crucial goal against a title rival with January’s winner at Tottenham Hotspur.
This effort could send the Foxes another three points closer to their miracle championship, because victory today would put Claudio Ranieri’s side six clear of City at the top of the table.
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