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EPL 2015: Leicester City Thrash Sunderland 4-2, To Begin Their Campaign

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English Premier League, Leicester City vs Sunderland at King Power Stadium.
Leicester City’s manager Claudio Ranieri, second right, gives instructions to Danny Drinkwater during the English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England Saturday Aug. 8, 2015. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)

Leicester opened its Premier League season with three goals in the first 25 minutes, beating Sunderland 4-2 Saturday.

Jamie Vardy struck first in the 11th minute with a header to the bottom right corner and Riyad Mahrez scored in the 18th and from the penalty spot in the 25th.

Former Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri made a triumphant return to the league after 11 years away as Leicester continued its strong finish from last season when it managed to avoid relegation.

Jermain Defoe and Steven Fletcher grabbed second-half goals for Sunderland, while Marc Albrighton got Leicester’s fourth at the King Power Stadium.


Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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