A lucky Leicester side, by the admission of their own manager Claude Puel, edged Wolves 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to take home their first points of the new Premier League campaign.
Wolves were clearly the dominant side in the first half, with Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves both hitting the woodwork. The visitors also missed a relatively simple tap in chance, and instead went 1-0 behind after Matt Doherty headed into his own net. Marc Albrighton’s cross into the box took a deflection off Conor Coady and onto Doherty before ending up as an unwitting own goal. Continue reading
Jamie Vardy has pledged his future to Leicester City after inking a new contract that will keep him at the King Power Stadium till June 2022. Vardy, 31, joined the Foxes from Fleetwood Town and was an instrumental part of their title winning campaign. He was also part of the England squad that finished fourth at the recently concluded World Cup.
After the departures of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez, Vardy is one of LCFC’s few marquee players, and manager Claude Puel will be hoping that he can help the club reverse their losing trend in their league opener. Leicester’s head to head record against United does not make for pretty reading, especially at Old Trafford, where the Foxes have won only once since the commencement of the PL.
Former Leicester star N’Golo Kante added a World Cup to his already glittering trophy cabinet as Les Bleus repeated their 1998 triumph with a 4-2 win over underdogs Croatia in the final. The French won through goals from Griezmann, Pogba and Mbappe, thus handing their manager Didier Deschamps a rare World Cup double (manager and player)
Kante had been a rock for the French during the tournament, but seemed a little off his best in the final, and was replaced early in the second half by Steven N’Zonzi, a move that helped the French gain control of the game.
Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy had to settle for fourth place as England were beaten 2-0 by Belgium in their third place playoff.
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”