Jamie Vardy

Result: Harvey Barnes rescues late Leicester City point at West Ham United

Harvey Barnes pulled the rug out from under West Ham as Leicester snatched a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium. The 21-year-old substitute grabbed his first Foxes goal in stoppage time to salvage a point for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Jamie Vardy had earlier cancelled out Michail Antonio‘s first-half header before Lucas Perez fired West Ham back in front nine minutes from the end. A first #lcfc goal for @harveybarnes97 secures a point in the capital! 👏#WhuLei pic.twitter.com/Y1MAYTYjy7 — Leicester City (@LCFC) April 20, 2019 It was a lively end to a match which for long periods had all the hallmarks of an end-of-season run in the sunshine. West Ham laid out their new claret carpet before the game and for much of the first half the two goalkeepers could have brought armchairs along as ...

Brendan Rodgers ‘wants to reunite with Daniel Sturridge at Leicester City’

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly set his sights on a possible reunion with Daniel Sturridge, who he worked with at Liverpool. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly considering a reunion with Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge this summer. The 29-year-old is due to become a free agent at the end of the season and the Reds have offered little indication that he will be part of their plans beyond that point. A move to Major League Soccer is believed to be an option for Sturridge, but The Sun suggests that he may be offered the chance to stay in the Premier League with Leicester. Rodgers spent time with Sturridge at Anfield, coming close to winning the title together in the 2013-14 campaign, and the report claims that he is interested in working with the Eng...

Rafael Benitez reveals new Newcastle United contract is “closer”

Boss Rafael Benitez hinted he is preparing to stay at Newcastle and believes his future will be resolved quicker with the Magpies on the brink survival. Ayoze Perez‘s excellent first-half header earned the Magpies a 1-0 win at Leicester on Friday. They are 10 points clear of the Premier League’s bottom three – although every team below them has games in hand – with four matches left. That victory lifts @NUFC 10 points clear of the #PL bottom three#LEINEW pic.twitter.com/cRobKgtBpu — Premier League (@premierleague) April 12, 2019 It was just Newcastle’s third away win of the season – and first since December. Benitez is out of contract at the end of the season and, while he remained cautious about survival, believes victory at Leicester will help sort his future. He said: ...

Premier League Team of the Week – Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard, Jamie Vardy

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week from a depleted gameweek 33, including Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard and Jamie Vardy. Liverpool sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League at the end of gameweek 33 after beating Southampton 3-1 at St Mary’s on Friday night. Champions Manchester City were in FA Cup action during a depleted weekend of Premier League football, allowing the Reds to once again rise to the summit – albeit having played a game more than their title rivals. There were more twists in the top-four race too as Chelsea beat West Ham United on Monday night to move into third place, taking full advantage of Arsenal‘s slip-up against Everton on Sunday. Burnley came from behind to beat Bournemouth and give their survival hopes of massive bo...

Jamie Vardy: “There’s still work to be done”

Jamie Vardy revealed his insatiable appetite to keep improving after equalling former Leicester striker Gary Lineker‘s goalscoring feats for the club. Vardy’s two goals in Saturday’s 4-1 win at relegated Huddersfield lifted him level with Lineker’s total of 103, joint sixth on Leicester’s all-time list. The current Foxes forward thought he had surpassed Lineker’s mark, but Leicester have not counted Vardy’s goal against Manchester United in the 2016 Community Shield. “I’ve just been told I overtook him?” Vardy said. “But hopefully there’s more to come and we know that’s only going to happen by putting more hard work on the training field first. “There’s still work to be done. It’s early days. We...

Vardy: No letting up

Leicester striker keen to keep making the right impression.

Leicester boss Rodgers hails Maddison and Soyuncu

Jamie Vardy’s two goals in Leicester’s 4-1 win at Huddersfield earned him the plaudits but boss Brendan Rodgers was equally impressed with two more of his players. Rodgers, who labelled Vardy as one of the Premier League’s best strikers, also picked out James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu for special mention after the Foxes’ fourth straight win. Maddison’s superb second-half free-kick sealed the points for Leicester, while Turkey defender Soyuncu made his first appearance since December. “He’s an outstanding talent,” Rodgers said of Maddison, who displayed the quality which earned him a call-up into England’s senior squad last October. “He’s a better player than I thought he was. I’d seen him at Aberdeen when he was up on loan in Scotland, when I was at Celtic, and he had talent. “But actual...

Result: Wes Morgan helps Foxes see off Bournemouth

Wes Morgan marked his return to the team with another goal as Leicester continued their solid start under Brendan Rodgers with a 2-0 victory against Bournemouth at King Power Stadium. Morgan proved an able deputy against Burnley two weeks ago following Harry Maguire’s fourth-minute red card at Turf Moor, where the veteran defender scored the Foxes’ late winner in a 2-1 victory. With Maguire suspended, the 35-year-old started on Saturday and he picked up where he left off prior to the international break by getting on the scoresheet again after 11 minutes. FULL-TIME Leicester 2-0 Bournemouth Brendan Rodgers’ men climb to eighth in the #PL after goals from Wes Morgan and Jamie Vardy sink the Cherries#LEIBOU pic.twitter.com/LXBiUf7iLQ — Premier League (@premierleague) March ...

Jamie Vardy can reach a century of Premier League goals – Brendan Rodgers

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has backed Jamie Vardy to become a Premier League centurion. The striker took his Foxes goal tally to 101 in all competitions with a brace in last week’s 3-1 win over Fulham. He is on 74 top-flight goals for the club having scored 12 this season and he netted 24 times when the Foxes won the title in 2016. Rodgers, whose side travel to Burnley on Saturday, is confident the 32-year old can make it to a top-flight ton. He said: “Yeah, I would say he would do that. Absolutely. It’s 26 goals he’s got to go and he’s as fit as a butcher’s dog. As long as he doesn’t get injuries he’ll have a great chance. “I don’t want to trap the boy into pressure. For me it’s getting him to enjoy his football and when you have that energy and happiness you produce good football. “H...

Brendan Rodgers hails ‘wonderful’ Jamie Vardy after two-goal performance

Vardy has scored 101 goals in 262 games for Leicester. Boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Jamie Vardy as one of the Premier League’s best strikers after he passed a century of goals for the Foxes. The forward’s brace in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Fulham took him to 101 strikes in all competitions for the club. It has taken Vardy 262 games to pass his century since joining from Fleetwood for £1million and netting his first against Torquay in the League Cup in 2012. Rodgers said: “He is a wonderful striker and scored two very good goals. He is one of the best in this division if you get up the pitch and slide him in. He doesn’t need many chances to score. “He’s a top-class striker. He is through on goal for his 100 goals and he squares it (for Youri Tielemans). It tells you what a team player he is. “...

Leicester captain Morgan to be offered new deal

Captain Wes Morgan will be offered a new contract by Leicester. The skipper’s deal runs out at the end of the season and new boss Brendan Rodgers has told the Foxes board he wants him to stay. Morgan, who led the club to their shock 2016 title win, has played 21 times this term including starting Rodgers’ first game, a 2-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday. Rodgers said: “I’ve spoken to the club and I would like him to get a year. He is ready if needed and of course he understands the position he is in – that he won’t start every game. It happens to the best. “As long as he can respect and understand where he is in the team and what the role is I would love to have him here. “He has made clear he would love to be a part of this. Hopefully between now and the end of the season we’ll resolve somet...

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...

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