Star Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has been seen wearing Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7 boots and even scored against Italy at Wembley in those cleats.
It’s been understood that Vardy has had a disagreement of sorts with his boot sponsors Nike, who wanted to give him a different type of boot after his original ones were damaged in Leicester’s recent league clash against Everton. Vardy wasn’t comfortable with the new ones and has therefore temporarily taken to wearing CR7 boots.
Almost exactly a year after his previous international goal against Lithuania (March 26, 2017), Jamie Vardy again netted in England colours as he scored for the Three Lions at Wembley against Italy. A quick piece of thinking from Jesse Lingard caught the Italian defence napping and Vardy scored from the quickly taken free kick. It was the Leicester City striker’s seventh international goal after previous efforts. against Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, Wales, Spain and Lithuania.
Italy equalised through a late penalty, but the usage of VAR while awarding Lorenzo Insigne’s spot kick had pundits and players puzzled, and Vardy himself admitted that “he didn’t know what it stood for”
Jamie Vardy’s strike saw Leicester end Sheffield United’s Cup run and saw the Foxes book a last eight tie against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, who beat Hull City 4-0 in their fifth round tie at the Bridge.
Leicester have not won in seven previous FA Cup ties against Chelsea, almost dating back to a century (1920). This will be their eighth attempt, and the last time they reached the quarters of this tournament, it was the Blues who knocked them out.
The quarterfinals look set to ones involving only PL teams, unless Rochdale upset Spurs in their replay at Wembley, Wednesday beat Swansea, and Wigan pull off a dramatic result against in form Man City on Monday night. Apart from the Foxes and the Blues, Man Utd, Brighton and Southampton have booked their spots in the last eight.
Leonardo Ulloa will be back at the AMEX Stadium after a gap of three and a half years following Leicester’s decision to loan him to Brighton till the end of the season. The Argentine forward joined the Foxes from the Seagulls back in 2014, but has struggled for first team time this season, being left on the bench for important games, like their Cup quarterfinal against Man City. He has not started a single PL game in 2017/18, and has been restricted to a grand total of 18 minutes from the bench.
Ulloa was the first player to score a hat trick at the AMEX and is highly rated by Brighton supporters, who will be hoping that the 31 year old can have a similar impact in his second stint
Jamie Vardy’s first half penalty and Riyad Mahrez’s superb individual strike in second half stoppage time saw Leicester beat Watford 2-0 at the King Power yesterday afternoon. The win also saw the Foxes move ahead of Burnley, with Sean Dyche’s side going down to Manchester United at home.
The result has prompted the Watford board to part ways with Marco Silva. The Hornets have won only one of their last eleven and are 10th in the table at the time of Silva’s dismissal. However the board have said in an official statement that Everton’s approach for Silva had affected his focus, leading to the decision to part ways Continue reading
Leicester City will face Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup if they beat Fleetwood Town in their upcoming FA Cup replay. The original third round clash between the Foxes and FTFC ended in a goalless stalemate and the replay at the King Power Stadium will be televised, with the original clash also being one of 7 games that were on television last weekend Continue reading
Leicester City’s four game winning streak (wins against Spurs, Burnley, Newcastle and Southampton) was brought to an abrupt halt as they suffered a 3-0 loss at the King Power Stadium to Crystal Palace over the weekend. The Eagles have managed to resurrect themselves under new manager Roy Hodgson and beat the Foxes 3-0 thanks to goals from Benteke, Zaha and Sako. Ndidi saw red for the Foxes on the hour mark. Continue reading
Leicester City picked up their third straight win and moved up to eighth after a late own goal gave them victory at St.James Park against struggling Newcastle. The Magpies were celebrating the 125th anniversary of their founding in the build-up to the game, but the result gave them little to cheer for, with Ayoze Perez’s late own goal ensuring that manager Rafa Benitez suffered three Premier League defeats on the bounce for the first time in his career.
Newcastle’s strikes came through Joselu and Gayle while Leicester’s goals arrived from the boots of Mahrez and Gray Continue reading
Leicester striker Islam Slimani has revealed that he had discussions with former boss Marco Silva over a potential move to Premier League rivals Watford in the summer.
Silva was Slimani’s coach at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and the latter was keen to re-uniting with the prolific forward at Vicarage Road, describing him as “a player he liked” and “a player he knew very, very well” in interviews.
Slimani made the revelation in an interview to Algerian magazine Le Buteur. He was the subject of plenty of transfer gossip after the arrival of Kelechi Iheanacho from Man City, with several French clubs also expressing an interest in bringing him across the Channel.
Leicester have had a tough start to the new season, and Slimani, the club’s record signing, was also dropped from the Algerian national squad following Les Fennecs’ failure to qualify for Russia 2018 Continue reading
They had beaten a second string Liverpool side 2-0 in midweek Cup action, but Leicester City were unable to produce an encore in their league fixture between the two sides over the weekend, slumping to a 3-2 loss at the King Power Stadium. Continue reading