Sport Leicester hit Man City for five, Tottenham pay harsh penalty
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Jamie Vardy's hat-trick dealt an early blow to Manchester City's hopes of wrestling back the Premier League title as they conceded three penalties in a 5-2 defeat to Leicester, while Newcastle's late spot-kick to snatch a 1-1 draw at Tottenham sparked fresh debate over the handball rule.
City were without a host of first-team regulars due to injury and coronavirus infections, but the deficiencies at the back that undid their title defence last season were again exposed by the pace and finishing prowess of Vardy as a Pep Guardiola team conceded five for the first time in his coaching career.
In an incredibly on brand move, Gareth Bale has booked in for a round of golf with Tottenham's chairman before he re-signs for the London club
An image on social media shows Bale booked for a 1:52 p.m tee time at Hadley Wood Golf Club, which is just 30 minutes away from Tottenham, on Friday. BBC Sport reports the Wales forward, 31, is expected to fly into England the same day to finalize his Spurs return. A representative for the golf club told Insider: "We are not aware that [Bale] has booked in." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Gareth Bale is already booked in a round of golf with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ahead of his proposed return to the North London club, according to a leaked image on social media.
Leicester stormed to the top of the league, but had to come from behind to extend their perfect start to the season as Riyad Mahrez's stunning strike against his former club opened the scoring after just four minutes.
City are reportedly close to signing Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias and the need for defensive cover was obvious as Vardy tore apart the experimental pairing of Eric Garcia and Nathan Ake.
It was the more experienced Kyle Walker who was at fault to start Leicester's revival as he brought down Vardy, who slammed home the resulting penalty.
The former England international then brilliantly flicked home Timothy Castagne's cross and drew another penalty from Garcia's naive challenge.
Leicester sign Roma winger Under on loan
Leicester signed Turkey winger Cengiz Under on a season-long loan from Roma on Sunday. The move is subject to Premier League and international clearance, with Leicester reported to have an option to buy Under when his loan expires. The 23-year-old is due to join up with his new team-mates and manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of Sunday's Premier League game against Burnley. "I can't wait to go to Leicester and start training. I've always wanted toThe move is subject to Premier League and international clearance, with Leicester reported to have an option to buy Under when his loan expires.
Vardy this time slotted low past Ederson and James Maddison killed off a jaded City with a sumptuous curling effort into the top corner.
Ake pulled a goal back six minutes from time from Mahrez's corner, but after Vardy had made way, another idiotic City challenge, this time form Benjamin Mendy, allowed Your Tielemans to score Leicester's third penalty
'Nonsense' penalty saves Newcastle
Tottenham find themselves already five points behind the Foxes and Everton at the top of the table after letting two points slip away from a dominant display against Newcastle.
Lucas Moura's predatory finish on 25 minutes was all Spurs had to show from a first-half littered with chances as Karl Darlow made three fine saves from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min hit the woodwork twice.
Newcastle had not even registered a shot on target until they were awarded a penalty five minutes into added time when Andy Carroll's header brushed the arm of Eric Dier and referee Peter Bankes pointed to the spot after reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor.
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Hugo Lloris got a hand to Callum Wilson's penalty but could not keep it out with even the Magpies boss Steve Bruce embarrassed to have escaped with a point.
"It is a total nonsense," said Bruce of the penalty award. "We should be jumping through hoops, but I would be devastated if that was us."
Leeds blunt the Blades
Leeds' fine start on their return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence continued as Patrick Bamford scored a dramatic late winner to win a Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United 1-0.
After pushing Liverpool all the way in a 4-3 defeat on the opening weekend of the season, Marcelo Bielsa's men have won their next two with the much-maligned Bamford scoring in all three games so far.
Bamford's header two minutes from time settled a hard-fought clash that was dominated by superb displays from Leeds keeper Illan Meslier and Blades stopper Aaron Ramsdale.
The Blades remain without a point or a goal this season after impressing to finish ninth on their return to the top-flight last season.
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Ünder loaned to Leicester
© Supplied by Sofoot Hopefully he's as solid as Undertaker. Leicester formalized, this Sunday, the arrival of Cengiz Ünder on his social networks. The 23-year-old Turkish international, who played for the last three seasons in Serie A under the colors of Giallorossi , is loaned one year to Foxes by Roma. ? # ÜnderTaken ? pic.twitter.com/gznqopgpBT - Leicester City (@LCFC) September 20, 2020 In the press release announcing his arrival at , the winger immediately spoke about his teammate in selec
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