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Leicester stun Villa with comeback victory

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Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates after the match

Leicester City twice came from a goal down in a frenetic first half to eventually claim a valuable 4-2 victory at Aston Villa in a Premier League thriller on Saturday.

It looked like another bleak day for out-of-form Leicester when Ollie Watkins gave Villa an early lead from close range.

James Maddison levelled soon afterwards but Leicester’s new signing Harry Souttar then scored into his own goal while trying to defend a low cross from Watkins.

But Leicester stunned their hosts with Kelechi Iheanacho heading past Emiliano Martinez in the 41st minute and then Tete marking his debut with a goal in first-half stoppage time after Villa carelessly conceded possession.

The second half was sedate by comparison but Villa did think they had levelled through Philippe Coutinho only for his effort to be ruled out for offside.

Leicester wrapped up their first league win since November in the 79th minute when Dennis Praet latched on to a Harvey Barnes through ball.

Victory lifted Leicester to 21 points, three points above the bottom three, while Villa remain in 11th place with 28.

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