Leicester City got an early lead over Norwich City this afternoon thanks to another strike from the Premier League’s leading scorer – Jamie Vardy.
Though the Premier League newcomers maintained possession for the majority of the first half, they made a critical error in giving up a penalty to Vardy, who promptly made the Canaries pay for their transgression with a confident spot kick.
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That goal was Vardy’s seventh in the first eight matches of this season – a total that gives him more goals than Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez combined.
The England striker and midfielder Riyad Mahrez have been vital in Leicester’s flying start, scoring 12 goals between them to keep the Foxes within the top 10 in the Premier League, and a contender for the Europa League – a win this weekend could take them into the top four.
Some of Vardy’s success can be attributed to a kind schedule, with Leicester yet to beat one of the top six teams from last season. But, with a commanding lead and no sign of his form slowing down, they probably won’t need to in order for Vardy to remain a contender for the Golden Boot.
Jeffrey Schlupp scored two minutes after the break to put Claudio Ranieri’s side 2-0 ahead and on course for a fourth win of the season in the top flight.
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