Leicester City keeps is keeping their hopes for a miraculous Premiership win alive. Jamie Vardy netted a brace as Leicester stunned kitty Liverpool on Tuesday at King Power stadium.
After a barren first half, Vardy drew first blood with a stunning volley which dipped at the last moment and shook the net, giving Liverpool custodian Simon Mignolet no chance in the 60th minute. Liverpool had no answer. Vardy notched up another after 10 minutes from a rebound which sealed an upset. The Foxes’ bid to a Premiership crown continues.
Liverpool enjoyed more possession, but Leicester looked threatening on the counterattack at home, according to Sportskeeda. Another loss sent Jurgen Klopp’s men to the middle of the table, and chances of a title win are getting thinner. Leicester’s dream run continues as they top the table with 50 points from 24 outings, three clear of second-placed title contenders Manchester City.
In another Premiership match at Old Trafford, a vastly improved Manchester United thrashed Stoke City 3-0. United bounced back from a shock defeat in the last home game against Southampton. Louis Van Gaal’s men now have 40 points and are fifth in the table, 5 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
BBC reports that Jesse Lingard nodded in to score a first-half goal for the Red Devils after a sequence of 11 games. Anthony Martial extended the lead shortly after the breather set up the third for the English skipper Wayne Rooney.