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”