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The center back uncharacteristically scored twice at the Etihad to stun Manchester City and keep Leicester's magical run going.

By The SI Staff
February 06, 2016

Every time questions mount whether Leicester City is for real, the Foxes seem to come up with even more evidence to quiet the doubters.

The latest came via Robert Huth, the defender who scored three minutes into Leicester's battle for first at Manchester City and then again to give the club a 3-0 lead. Leicester entered the match three points clear of City at the top of the table and took an early step to extend it off a perfectly executed set piece. After a decoy run with the ball set deep in the Manchester City third to the right of the box, Riyad Mahrez bent in a cross to the edge of the six-yard box, and Huth timed his run to hit a first-time ball that beat Joe Hart.

Huth scored his second off another set piece in the 60th minute, rising highest to loop a header off Christian Fuchs's corner kick over a helpless Hart. The goal came after Mahrez had extended Leicester's lead with a piece of individual brilliance.

The goas were Huth's second and third of the season (all in the last five games), with the other coming late in a 1-0 win over Tottenham, another viable title challenger.

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