Jamie Vardy has revealed how Leicester successfully took Rodri out of the game during their win at Manchester City to allow them to become the first side to score five goals against Pep Guardiola.

The City boss has never conceded five goals as manager before Sunday's humbling to the Foxes, with Vardy grabbing a hat-trick at the Etihad.

And last season's Golden Boot winner Vardy says their victory was down to an approach to frustrate City and stop the Blues from playing through Rodri - even after Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring early on for the Blues.

"We knew we weren't going to have too much of the ball so we set up to infuriate them and make sure the likes of Rodri got as little of the ball," Vardy told Sky Sports.

"We weren't worried, they got a great goal but we knew if we stuck to our plan we'd have chances. We got them and stuck them away.

"Sometimes the gaffer asks me to stay away from the ball, today it was different. Drop in and do a man-marking job on Rodri. I didn't have much on the ball but it was great to get a win."

Leicester hit back after Mahrez's opener with Vardy's hat-trick, which featured two penalties won by forcing the foul from City defenders Kyle Walker and Eric Garcia.

"If you're both running at speed whoever gets there first will be fouled by the other man. They were both penalties," Vardy insisted, before revealing his near-post flick for his second goal was far from improvised.

He explained: "With the keeper as long as you open your legs they think it'll go through so I managed to get something on it."

He said: "To beat Man City you have to run like hell. So you have to have that mentality. The tactical discipline was good and because of the counter press you have to get your passes off quick.

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"We fell behind to a brilliant finish. We showed good composure and stayed calm and showed enough that we could cause them a problem.

"It was a brilliant performance and result. It has taken me 13 years to play that way. I’m very much about attacking and being aggressive. I always try to be positive but I need to think of other ways to get results in theses games.

"Bringing the game into our half of the field, block off one of their midfielders and you have to be good in the transition to get two or three passes to get out. We took out the press from the goal kicks and went direct but overall the players had to work very hard."