Jamie Vardy scored twice in his return to Leicester City as his side condemned relegated Norwich to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat. Vardy’s double ensured the Foxes ended their seven-game winless run in all competitions and sees them move up to 10th in the table.
Jamie Vardy Scores Two in his Return
It was no more than Brendan Rodgers’ side deserved as they dominated possession, although they struggled to make a breakthrough until Jamie’s opener, which deflected off Norwich defender Grant Hanley before looping over visiting goalkeeper Angus Gunn.
Harvey Barnes, who created Vardy’s first, made his assist two as he supplied the second for the 35-year-old again, who timed his run to perfection before firing into the top left corner. James Maddison blasted an effort into the roof of the net against his former employers, with Gunn unfortunate to see the ball into his path after failing to collect Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s cross to make the scores 3-0.
Dean Smith’s side offered plenty of resistance until falling behind and arguably had the best chance before Vardy broke the deadlock, with Teemu Pukki’s first-half effort against the post. However, once they fell behind they wilted and have now conceded 78 goals this term – their worst defensive performance in a top-flight season.