Leicester fights back to beat Villa 3-2, maintain fine start

Updated Sep 13, 2015 at 1:18p ET

LEICESTER, England (AP) Leicester fought from two goals down in the last 18 minutes to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday and maintain its stunning start to the Premier League season.

Having only just avoided relegation last season, unbeaten Leicester is second after five games under former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri. By contrast, defending champion Chelsea is seven points behind after losing three games.

Superb goals from Jack Grealish and Carles Gil had put Villa in command by halftime.

But Richie De Laet began Leicester's comeback in the 72nd minute, with a headed goal awarded thanks to goal-line technology.

Jamie Vardy dragged Leicester level with a close-range finish and Nathan Dyer won it in the 89th, heading in while being flattened by goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

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