FIRST Andros Townsend, now Ricardo Pereira.
Manchester Metropolis succumbed to a different stunner as they slumped to their second straight defeat.
And the champions’ title defence is wanting actually rocky proper now as they’ve fallen to THIRD.
After shedding at house to Crystal Palace on Saturday following Townsend’s wondergoal, they slipped up right here due to Pereira’s piledriver 9 minutes from time.
And Metropolis usually are not solely now seven factors behind league leaders Liverpool, they’ve additionally been leapfrogged by free-scoring Tottenham within the desk.
Metropolis really began slickly, exhibiting no indicators of a hangover from that shock loss to Palace, and taking lead after solely 14 minutes.
Aymeric Laporte was given time to stroll the ball out of the again, earlier than discovering Sergio Aguero.
The Metropolis striker appeared to have taken a heavy contact however he shortly recovered to string by to Bernardo Silva, who had acquired in between Ricardo Pereira and Harry Maguire.
And the Portuguese made the remainder look straightforward, as he managed after which slipped previous Kasper Schmeichel for his seventh objective of the season.
Leicester, although, have been degree simply 5 minutes later as they uncovered Metropolis’s defensive flaws down each flanks.
With Danilo – who had changed the axed Kyle Walker – taking a tumble in a deal with with Ben Chilwell, James Maddison discovered Jamie Vardy down the left.
And he minimize inside earlier than whipping in an ideal cross for Marc Albrighton, who acquired in behind Fabian Delph on the again put up and cleverly headed again throughout Ederson into the far nook.
Aguero might have put Metropolis again forward however spooned over from six yards, though Leroy Sane’s squared ball was simply behind him.
However the guests have been all at sea on the again and Leicester completed the primary half with FOUR high quality probabilities.
First, Bernardo inexplicably handed straight to Vardy, who was by on objective however struck straight at Ederson.
The majestic Maddison then noticed a strong effort stored out by the keeper.
Metropolis have been once more indebted to Ederson for blocking Hamza Choudhury’s shot on the again put up.
And simply earlier than the break, Maddison flicked large after Chilwell once more acquired the higher of Danilo.
Maddison was Leicester’s liveliest ahead once more within the second half, firing simply large from 25 yards.
The England new boy then launched Vardy by on objective, however Laporte snuffed out the striker with an important overlaying deal with.
Metropolis have been struggling to create something themselves, with Harry Maguire and Wes Morgan clearing the whole lot which got here their means.
And Leicester lastly acquired the second objective they deserved 9 minutes from time.
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The Foxes received a nook after a Maguire lengthy ball to Pereira was knocked out by Laporte.
And although Albrighton’s cross didn’t beat first man Sane, his header fell to Pereira on the sting of the field, and he took a contact earlier than powering previous Ederson.
Issues then went from unhealthy to worse for Metropolis, as Delph was proven a crimson card for following by in a deal with on match-winner Pereira.