Leicester 3-0 Norwich: Foxes bounce back from European exit as a Jamie Vardy brace and James Maddison strike heap extra distress on Dean Smith’s already-relegated Canaries
- Leicester returned to successful methods with a comfy 3-0 win over Norwich
- Teemu Pukki got here near breaking the impasse however his effort hit the submit
- But it might be the hosts who’d rating the opener with Vardy getting the aim
- Vardy then grabbed his second aim of the sport on the hour mark for Leicester
- James Maddison then made it 3-0 with an emphatic end with 20 minutes left
As he approaches a decade of service as a Leicester City participant, Jamie Vardy proved he stays as hungry for objectives as ever.
The 35-year-old struck twice towards relegated Norwich early within the second half to raise the temper across the King Power Stadium and assist his aspect climb into the highest 10, with James Maddison including a third towards his former membership.
Leicester had been booed off at half-time for the second sport operating and unusually, boss Brendan Rodgers selected to take a seat within the dugout – slightly than stand in his technical space – for many of the second interval.
Jamie Vardy scored a brace as Leicester comfortably beat Norwich 3-0 on the King Power
Vardy broke the impasse with a lucky deflection that looped over the Norwich goalkeeper
Angus Gunn can solely helplessly watch as the ball loops over him and lands into his aim
Vardy celebrates with Youri Tielemans after breaking the impasse within the second half
MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE
LEICESTER: (4-3-3) Schmeichel; Castagne, Amartey, Evans, Justin; Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Lookman (Mendy 46), Vardy, Barnes
Subs not used: Ward (GK); Soyuncu, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Daka, Thomas
Goals: Vardy (54, 62), Maddison (70)
Coach: Brendan Rodgers
NORWICH: (4-2-3-1) Gunn; Aarons, Hanley, Byram, Giannoulis; Gilmour, Lees-Melou; Rupp (Sorensen 58), Springett (Placheta 67), Rashica (Rowe 67); Pukki
Subs not used: Krul (GK); Gibson, Dowell, Tzolis, Williams, Gibbs
Coach: Dean Smith
Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)
Man of the Match: Jamie Vardy
Venue: King Power Stadium
This has been a disappointing home marketing campaign for Leicester however it might need been so completely different had Vardy been absolutely match all through. He was restored to the beginning XI after the Foxes performed poorly in shedding 2-1 at house to Everton final weekend and he ought to have given them the lead within the tenth minute.
Maddison – back within the aspect after hamstring hassle – noticed his highly effective effort from 25 yards blocked by Angus Gunn, who reacted fantastically to maintain out the follow-up effort from Vardy.
Gunn had been drafted in for Tim Krul after the 4-0 house defeat by West Ham and he thwarted Maddison once more moments later. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall charged unchallenged into Norwich territory and fed Maddison, whose fierce strike on the angle was brilliantly turned behind.
Then it was Kasper Schmeichel’s flip to match Gunn’s work and hold Leicester degree. When Norwich broke following a Leicester nook, Schmeichel swept the ball away from the ft of Tony Springett after which was up rapidly to avoid wasting when Teemu Pukki hammered the unfastened ball goalwards.
The 35-year-old then doubled Leicester’s lead with a stable end previous Gunn
The Foxes had been in full management with the guests struggling to muster a response
In what was turning into a duel between the goalkeepers, Gunn made one other excellent contribution simply earlier than the half-hour, protruding a leg to cease Ademola Lookman changing Dewsbury-Hall’s cut-back from six yards.
Leicester have conceded 23 objectives from set items in all competitions this time period, together with 19 from corners alone. So when the house aspect managed to barter Norwich’s first nook – within the thirty ninth minute – with out mishap, the house followers celebrated as they usually would for a aim.
And they had been respiratory one other sigh of aid in stoppage time when after extra poor defending, Springett despatched Pukki clear and although this time the shot beat Schmeichel, the ball struck the submit and rebounded to Jonny Evans.
James Maddison (centre) then wrapped up the factors with 20 minutes left on the clock
Maddison refused to have a good time his emphatic aim out of respect to his former membership
Leicester had been booed off once more on the interval and for the second half, Rodgers introduced on holding midfielder Nampalys Mendy for winger Lookman.
The house aspect appeared extra stable and took the lead within the 54th minute, albeit with a enormous slice of luck. Harvey Barnes’ lengthy cross despatched Vardy scurrying behind the Norwich defence and when he shot, the ball clipped Grant Hanley and looped over the helpless Gunn.
It was Vardy’s first aim at house since November 28 and eight minutes later, he made it two. James Justin was faster than Springett and located Barnes, whose first-time cross was the proper invitation for Vardy to ship a rasping strike past Gunn.
Leicester’s third arrived when Gunn may solely parry Dewsbury-Hall’s cross shot into the trail of Maddison, who volleyed in his fifteenth of the marketing campaign from 12 yards.