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Video: Swansea 0-3 Leicester City – Mahrez hat-trick fires Foxes to the top of the league

It was a frantic start to the game at the Liberty Stadium, with both teams looking to apply instant pressure. Swansea were pressing all over the pitch, but were struggling to get on the ball.

The fast paced start soon yielded a goal, and with just five minutes on the clock Leicester City had the lead. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been key for the Foxes this season, and it was the latter that opened the scoring this time around.

There were suspicions of handball, but the goal stood and Leicester took the lead. 1-0.

Mahrez got his second soon after, and again it was a controversial one. He was played through on goal with a superb pass, but replays showed he was clearly offside.

Take nothing away from the finish however, as he still had plenty to do. He controlled it excellently, and placed it into the far corner to make it 2-0.

The Algerian completed his hat-trick in the second half, applying the finish to a fast paced Leicester attack. Jamie Vardy unselfishly spread the ball out wide to Mahrez instead of going for goal himself, despite his consecutive goals record on the line.

Mahrez smashed the ball past Lukasz Fabianski to get his and Leicester’s third of the game, putting the match totally out of Swansea’s reach. 3-0.

After the first goal there only really looked like being one winner, it’s just a shame Vardy’s record has come to an end.

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