Jamie Vardy

Under-fire Puel calls for Foxes fans to stay faithful

Boss Claude Puel has urged Leicester fans to stick with them despite a thumping defeat by Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha’s brace, Michy Batshuayi’s lucky opener and Luka Milivojevic’s penalty sealed an emphatic 4-1 victory for the Eagles. The Foxes are now winless in their last seven games with boss Puel under mounting pressure. Leicester, who equalled a club record of four straight Premier League home defeats, have won just four league games at the King Power Stadium this season but the Frenchman asked for the fans’ backing. “I understand their feelings and I understand their disappointment,” he said, with Leicester in 12th. “All I can say is keep all their support for the players for the next game against Brighton (on Tuesday) because they need to keep their confidence. “It’s a difficult m...

Puel convinced Vardy can prolong career by adapting to his methods

Vardy said he was struggling to adapt to Puel’s tactics this season. Claude Puel insists Jamie Vardy‘s makeover can make him a Premier League force for years. The Frenchman has been forced to deny a rift with Vardy this season and benched him for the 3-1 defeat at Tottenham. Vardy has claimed this season that Puel’s tactics do not suit him but said he was prepared to adapt. The former England international is expected to return to the starting line up for Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace and Puel feels Vardy appreciates what he is trying to do in prolonging his career. He said: “From what I can see this week, I think he understands. He was very interested in the training session with good moves, good runs, good quality. “I would like him to continue th...

Lloris warns Tottenham improvements are needed for Dortmund clash

Hugo Lloris saved Tottenham against Leicester, but the captain knows he will not be able to repeat the feat if his side defend the same against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday. The France international kept out Jamie Vardy’s penalty, which was the striker’s first touch of the game, and made a number of other important stops as Spurs won 3-1 at Wembley. Although the scoreline suggests an easy win for Mauricio Pochettino, Leicester were well in the game and had 20 shots at goal. Hugo Lloris played a key role in Spurs’ win over Leicester on Sunday (John Walton/PA) Lloris was able to bail his side out, but the prospect of conceding so many chances against the Bundesliga leaders in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie worries him. “Leicester played in a fan...

Result: Tottenham Hotspur dig deep to see off Leicester City

Tottenham Hotspur register a 3-1 victory over a valiant Leicester City in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Wembley to close the gap on the top two in the standings. Tottenham Hotspur have maintained their Premier League title challenge with a 3-1 victory over Leicester City in Sunday’s clash at Wembley Stadium. Davinson Sanchez put Spurs ahead against the run of play, and Christian Eriksen doubled the home side’s advantage shortly after Jamie Vardy had missed a penalty for the visitors. Vardy made amends with 16 minutes left, but a last-minute goal from Son Heung-min wrapped up the win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side who close the gap on leaders Liverpool to five points. However, the visitors will take the positives from an improved performance on Sunday afternoon, d...

Puel: I have a good relationship with Vardy

The Leicester striker was filmed apparently upset Puel was speaking to Paul Pogba after the defeat to Manchester United. Leicester boss Claude Puel has dismissed suggestions of a rift with Jamie Vardy. The striker was filmed apparently upset Puel was speaking to Paul Pogba on the pitch after the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend. The footage could have been interpreted that the outburst was directed at the Frenchman. But Puel – who has confirmed Marc Albrighton is likely to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury – insisted there are no problems with the forward. He said: “I have a good relationship with him. We know Jamie – after he lost he is angry, it’s normal for a player. “If I thought one of my players was disrespectful to me or the club there...

Result: Manchester United move into fifth place with win at Leicester City

An early goal from Marcus Rashford earns Manchester United a 1-0 win over Leicester City in Sunday’s Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium. Manchester United have continued their strong run of form with a 1-0 victory over Leicester City in Sunday’s Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium. An early goal from Marcus Rashford proved to be the difference between the two sides as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer registered his ninth win from 10 matches in all competitions since replacing Jose Mourinho. United move into fifth place in the standings ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City, while Leicester remain in 11th position despite a spirited showing. Leicester began brightly in the East Midlands with Wilfred Ndidi sending a glancing header off target, but Unite...

Klopp wary of threat posed by Leicester striker Vardy

Jurgen Klopp is wary of the threat posed by Liverpool’s nemesis Jamie Vardy and cannot explain why the striker has such a good record against them. The 32-year-old forward has scored seven of the Foxes’ last 10 goals against the Reds and all his goals have come in just eight appearances. Vardy, who was suspended for the Reds’ 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium in September, has scored in each of his last five meetings and is one of only seven players to have scored seven times against the Reds in the Premier League, with only Andrew Cole (11) and Thierry Henry (eight) having more. Jurgen Klopp has praised the scoring exploits of Jamie Vardy (Mike Egerton/PA) But the former England international has not just reserved his best form for Liverpool as he has scored 13 goals in 16 previous me...

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