Twitter Reacts as Vardy & Barnes Are at the Double to Inflict Crushing Defeat on Villa

A brace each from the returning Jamie Vardy and winger Harvey Barnes put Aston Villa to the sword ​as Leicester ran out 4-0 winners in the Premier League on Monday night.

Barnes capitalised on Villa keeper Pepe Reina's mistake to give the Foxes the lead and then it became the Vardy show as the striker scored his first goals of 2020.

The first, he converted from the spot following a debatable penalty award by VAR. The second, a ruthless finish to which we have become accustomed to seeing from Vardy over the years.

And there was still time for Barnes to score his second with a lovely curling finish into the bottom corner to cap a very impressive display from the Foxes winger.

It was a night to remember for those from the East Midlands, less so for those of a claret and blue persuasion.

Let's see how Twitter reacted to an absolute masterclass from the Foxes...

The big question prior to kick-off was whether ​Leicester City hotshot Jamie Vardy would be fit, the answer... yes but he would only feature as an impact sub.

And many were quick to point out striker Kelechi Iheanacho's impressive recent record against ​Villa - he'd scored in all three of this season's previous encounters between the two.

But the first real chance of the game fell to Leicester centre-half Jonny Evans but his header was beaten away by the recalled Pepe Reina in the Villa net. 

With fans feeling the former Man Utd defender could have done better...


Soyuncu was the next Foxes defender to fail to punish Villa's sloppy defending from set pieces, heading a free header harmlessly over...

After a robust challenge from the returning Wilfred Ndidi, Jack Grealish feeling the full force, a debate sparked around the Villa skipper's famously small shinpads...

​​It was becoming a common trend, Villa looking absent at the back but Leicester letting them get away scot free, this time Iheaneacho was the culprit.

Then when it looked like the first half would be a story of wasted chances for the home side, a moment of madness from Reina and the deadlock was finally broken 

The Spaniard dashed out of his goal only for Barnes to beat him to the ball, nick it past him and finish past the despairing lunges of Villa defenders... 1-0 Leicester!

And some eagle-eyed viewer alerted us to this rather alarming fact...

1-0 to the hosts at half-time, and they should have doubled their lead immediately after half-time, but again Iheaneacho lacked a cutting edge in front of goal... leaving spectators exasperated.

With the Foxes pressing for another goal, Villa were in disarray at the back and Mings threw himself at the ball in a very uncompromising way in the box... cue VAR check

Mings was adjudged to have used his arm, not a clear cut decision and there was much debate over the award of the penalty

But there was no question over the outcome, up stepped Vardy, and bang! Goal drought over

And it wasn't long before the former England striker helped himself to another goal... 17 minutes later to be precise.

The game was over as a contest but Leicester weren't in a forgiving mood and it was soon four with Barnes grabbing his second of the night.

It was a very impressive night for the youngster.

And that was that on an emphatic night for those wearing blue... and all the plaudits were directed at two players in particular

Source : 90min