Souness says focus on the wrong team after Foxes thrash Man City

Graeme Souness hailed a perfect away performance from Leicester City in their 5-2 victory over Manchester City.

Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick helped the Foxes to victory as they stunned Pep Guardiola’s side on the counter-attack.

Leicester won three penalties in the game and, whilst others were critical of Man City, Souness said it was through good attacking play.

Speaking on Sky Sports, the pundit said the ability to dig in and win at places like the Etihad should prove a vital characteristic for the Foxes.

“All three penalties: the striker’s got the ball, he tries to get ahead of the defender and then he has to make the decision – does he let me go, or does he bring me down?

“Because the slightest contact, strikers go down and they’re guaranteed a penalty.

“It’s cute and clever play from the attackers, clumsy play by the defenders. Micah’s (Richards) upset because City didn’t do this and City didn’t do that but I think we’re taking so much away from Leicester’s display.

“They came here, had a game-plan and executed it to perfection. Some people said they were weathering the storm – I didn’t see it as a storm – I saw them in control of their situation.

“They were playing their game-plan. Okay, conceding to a wonder-goal, that can happen to any team no matter how well you’re playing, but they kept their concentration and got themselves back into the game slowly but surely.


“It was a perfect away game for Leicester today.”

He added: ” That belief you have, when you’re a player, that you can do something different in a game, go somewhere and dig results out.

“You can go somewhere and not be on the front-foot all of the time and still win games, to have that, I’ve been there, on a regular basis, it gives you tremendous belief that you can go anywhere and win the game.”

Leicestershire Live