Leicester victorious over Aston Villa
Leicester were out of their form and now we see them how they are returning back to it with a spectacular style as they absolutely destroyed Aston Villa with a 4-0 at the King Power Stadium.
Harvey Barnes opened the scoreline right before halftime in the 40th minute after a terrible mistake by Pepe Reina. After the start of the second half Jamie Vardy came off the bench and finally ended his goalless drought at total of 768 minutes and scored not once, but twice to make sure that Leicester will grab the three points.
Barnes scored his second goal in the match and as the first one he scored just before the end of the match to make the scoreline 4-0. Aston Villa got their fifth consecutive loss in all competitions and remain in the bottom three of the league table.
Villa could have moved out of the relegation zone with a win against Leicester, but this defeat, in which they have only one shot on target, means that they remain in the bottom three and are only one point away from being last in the table.
However, Brendan Rodgers' side finally ended their four-game winless run and strengthened their hard grip on the third place and now Leicester is eight points ahead Chelsea.
Villa started very well and had two great chances to open the scoreline. Matt Targett made a really good cross from the left flank and found Conor Hourihane, but he couldn't strike it home then couple of minutes later Mbwana Samatta shot from a free-kick from the same flank, but it was put wide.
After those two chances Leicester became more dominant especially from corners. Villa's player have been dominated in air and Leicester had some great chances to open the scoreline earlier.
Jonny Evans made a good header, but Pepe Reina saved it and then Caglar Soyuncu should have done better as he had a great chance to open the scoreline because he was unmarked at the far post.
Marc Albrighton played a very clever ball to Barnes who capitalised on Pepe Reina's Mistake and opened the scoreline in the 40th minute of the first half.
Iheanacho should have doubled his team advantage, but he struck the ball right into the legs of Reina. The Nigeria forward made place for Vardy who did not hesitate to score and double the scoreline.
Mings leaned to save Barnes' cross and the referee Michael Oliver ruled that the ball struck his hand not his shoulder and pointed for the spot. Vardy was responsible for the penalty and he did a great job scoring his first goal since Christmas.
His second came in the 79th minute Jonny Evans' double tackle sparked a counter-attack and Vardy found the net right past Reina.
In the 85th minute Barnes scored for the second time after a great cross from Albrighton.
That was just breathtaking performance from the Foxes, as for Villa, they need to come up with a solution or next season they will play in the Championship.