Jamie Vardy-led Leicester rout Aston Villa
With a stunning away performance at Villa Park, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester, are now six points ahead of the defending champions, Manchester City.
With this, Liverpool are now 14 points ahead of Manchester City but just eight points ahead of the Foxes.
Tom Heaton was right into the thick of things to get rid of Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans within 10 minutes into the game. However, the best chance of the first half was missed by Anwar El Ghazi as his close range effort hit the crossbar.
The hosts were then put to the sword by none other than Jamie Vardy, scoring his eighth goal in eight games as he rounded the Villa Keeper and found the back of the net in the 20th minute.
The goal was assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho, who went on to double their lead before half time, courtesy of a fabulous left-footed low cross by the Leicester number 10, James Maddison.
The Villans tried to get back into the game following a fabulous goal by captain, Jack Grealish. Just after four minutes into the second half, Jonny Evans scored a fantastic goal from a delicious whip from the corner by James Maddison.
The game was then put to bed by a second goal of the afternoon for Jamie Vardy, which was due to a stunning assist by Dennis Praet, who recorded his maiden premier league assist.
Aston Villa, as against their nature, failed to create clear-cut chances in the final minutes of the game and were moved out of the game with ease by the Foxes.
There was an 81st minute applause around the stadium, paying tribute to the former Aston Villa title-winning manager (1981) Ron Saunders. Sadly, nothing much could be done from the Villa side, as Leicester looked calm and composed on the ball.
Villa’s only positive was their skipper, Grealish,who played without fear to give them some hope for a comeback.
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