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! đź‘Ź#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...

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 ...

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...

Preview: Liverpool vs. Leicester City – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Wednesday’s Premier League meeting between leaders Liverpool and Leicester City. Premier League leaders Liverpool return to action on Wednesday evening with a home match against an out-of-form Leicester City side. The Reds have had 11 days off since beating Crystal Palace in a seven-goal thriller, having crashed out of both domestic cup competitions. Liverpool © Reuters While title rivals Manchester City were taking on Burton Albion in the EFL Cup and Burnley in the FA Cup, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took his players to Dubai for some warm-weather training. The Reds headed into their winter break of sorts with a number of injury issues, which will not have fully cleared up for this return to top-flight action. D...

Result: Camarasa and Etheridge star in Cardiff’s win at Leicester

Victor Camarasa’s stunning stoppage-time strike earned Cardiff a vital 1-0 win at Leicester after Neil Etheridge‘s inspired display. The goalkeeper saved James Maddison‘s second-half penalty before Camarasa struck from 25 yards. Philippines international Etheridge pulled off a string of fine saves to help earn the Bluebirds a precious victory – their first away in the league this term – in their battle against the drop. Neil Etheridge saved a penalty from James Maddison as Cardiff won at Leicester (Nick Potts/PA) He denied Ricardo Pereira, Jamie Vardy and Maddison to lift Cardiff four points above the Premier League relegation zone. Leicester failed to earn a third successive win after Christmas victories over Chelsea and Manchester City. Regular penalty taker Jamie Vardy...

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