By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games
Leicester City staged a dramatic late comeback to stun Aston Villa and secure a 3-2 win – Tim Sherwood’s men having been 2-0 up with 20 minutes to go.
Joleon Lescott made his debut for Villa alongside Micah in the heart of defence, and their understanding – a legacy from their time at Manchester City – proved vital in the opening half as Leicester probed.
The first proper chance of the game fell to Scott Sinclair who failed to hit the target as he slid in at the far post, whilst Wes Morgan headed over from six yards.
It was the visitors who went ahead as Jack Grealish curled home delightfully from outside the box, and they doubled their advantage through Carles Gil’s first-time strike, putting the Foxes unbeaten start to the season at risk.
However, it truly was a game of two halves and it would be Leicester celebrating at the final whistle.
First, Ritchie de Laet headed home and, despite heated debate as to whether it crossed the line, goal line technology proved it did to make it 2-1.
Villa were suddenly on the back foot and Jamie Vardy took advantage as he levelled, and with Sherwood’s side on the ropes, Nathan Dyer beat Brad Guzan to the ball and flicked home to send the home fans into raptures – and Villa’s fans and players to their knees.
The result stretches Leicester’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to a club record 9 matches, whilst Villa continue to hunt a much needed win.