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EPL: Brendan Rodgers Explains Why Liverpool Lost Against Leicester City
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EPL: Brendan Rodgers Explains Why Liverpool Lost Against Leicester City

  Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has explained that the Foxes defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday because he changed the shape of his team after getting the equalizer against the Reds in the second half. Rodgers said that Leicester reinforced after the break and attacked Liverpool more as goals from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes gave the host all three points against Jurgen Klopp’s side. Mohamed Salah’s strike was not enough to give Liverpool a point against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. “We obviously had to withstand pressure early on,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “We were a little bit passive in the game, I thought. We did not defend strongly enough, but we still had chances. “We still showed the quality that we can pl...
EPL: Arsenal “Offered Vardy a Lot of Money” – Wenger
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EPL: Arsenal “Offered Vardy a Lot of Money” – Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that the club “offered a lot of money” to land Jamie Vardy in 2016. However, Vardy eventually decided to stay with Leicester City. The England striker became one of the most sought after players in England, after he fired the Foxes to the Premier League title. One of his admirers was Arsenal. When asked on beIN Sports how close he came to signing Vardy, Wenger said: “I offered him a lot of money at the time. “Leicester had just won the championship in 2016, and [Vichai] Srivaddhanaprabha at the time, who unfortunately after had the helicopter accident, did absolutely not want to lose him and they offered him a longer contract and approximately the same money, if not more.”
Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Nigeria international has missed the Foxes’ last two games due to injury but he is set to return to the team Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic Wilfred Ndidi will be available for selection against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against Everton in January and has subsequently missed their last two outings against Leeds United and Fulham. The Northern Irish tactician has revealed the Nigeria international along with Jamie Vardy should return against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Leicester City boss Rodgers backs Iheanacho to cover for injured Vardy
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Leicester City boss Rodgers backs Iheanacho to cover for injured Vardy

The Nigeria international is considered as a replacement for the 34-year-old forward who is set to undergo surgery Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho will provide the needed cover for the injured Jamie Vardy. The 34-year-old attacker is set to undergo hernia surgery which will see him sidelined from action for a couple of weeks. Vardy has been a consistent performer for the King Power Stadium outfit since teaming up with the side in 2012 from Fleetwood Town.  
Braga 3-3 Leicester City: Vardy seals Europa League progression in frantic fashion
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Braga 3-3 Leicester City: Vardy seals Europa League progression in frantic fashion

Jamie Vardy's 95th-minute equaliser against Braga proved enough to send Leicester City into the knockout stages of the Europa League. Jamie Vardy scored a last-gasp goal amid a dramatic finale as Leicester City clinched their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League in an enthralling 3-3 draw at Braga. With AEK Athens losing to Zorya Luhansk in Group G's other game on Thursday, the Foxes needed a point to book their place in the last 16, and thought they had it when Luke Thomas scored his first senior goal in the 78th minute to make it 2-2. Yet Braga, who led at half-time thanks to goals from Al Musrati and Paulinho either side of Harvey Barnes' equaliser, seemed to have snatched the win when substitute Fransergio slotted in on the counter.
Arsenal Lose At Home To Leicester For The First Time In The EPL As Vardy Scores
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Arsenal Lose At Home To Leicester For The First Time In The EPL As Vardy Scores

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score a customary goal against Arsenal and send Leicester to within a point of the Premier League summit with a first win at the Gunners' home since 1973. Vardy, 33, had missed two games with a calf injury but was reintroduced after a largely sterile opening hour at Emirates Stadium and promptly ended a 262-minute Leicester goal drought in the league. The former England international headed home fellow substitute Cengiz Under's smart pass to bring up a remarkable 11th Premier League goal against Arsenal in 12 appearances. Only Wayne Rooney, with 12, has more goals. Until Vardy's arrival Leicester had barely threatened but they have now won their opening three away league games for the first time. Arsenal were disappointing and, despite domi...
Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City
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Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City

Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicester City that will take him beyond his 36th birthday, the club announced on Wednesday. The Foxes have rewarded the striker after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season. The deal will take Vardy, 33, to the end of the 2022/23 season. Vardy said: “The journey that I’ve been on with this football club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again.” The forward was signed from then non-league Fleetwood Town in 2012. He has scored 129 goals in 309 appearances for Leicester and is fourth on the club’s all...
Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance
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Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance

The Leicester City forward won his last international cap at the 2018 World Cup, but he hasn't shut the door on featuring for Gareth Southgate's team Jamie Vardy says he will not completely rule out a return to international football, but wants to see younger strikers given an opportunity with England before him. Leicester City striker Vardy won 26 caps for his country, the last of which came in the 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia, after which he informed England manager Gareth Southgate that he wanted to focus on his club career. The 33-year-old has remained one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League, scoring 19 goals in the 2019-20 campaign to top the scoring charts before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rumours: Leicester City join race for Osimhen
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Rumours: Leicester City join race for Osimhen

MYCELEBRITYANDI  brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world Leicester City join Inter in race for £60m-rated Osimhen Leicester City are interested in signing Lille striker Victor Osimhen as a long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy, according to Daily Mail. The Foxes face competition from league rivals Chelsea and Manchester United as well as clubs from Italy with Juventus and Inter Milan strongly keen on his services. The Nigerian goal poacher is valued at around £60 million by the French Ligue 1 outfit after his impressive debut campaign where he scored 18 goals in 38 matches.
Ndidi blames Vardy and Schmeichel for ePremier League demolition
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Ndidi blames Vardy and Schmeichel for ePremier League demolition

After bowing to Diogo Jota on Thursday, the midfielder joked his Leicester City teammates were the reason he lost Wilfred Ndidi has suggested Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel's refusal of him playing Fifa 2020 caused the problem against Diogo Jota. Ndidi suffered an 8-2 obliteration against the Wolverhampton Wanderers star in the ePremier League invitational Round of 16 game. In the tournament designed to keep fans and players engaged during the lockdown, Jota as the captain scored four times to qualify for the quarter-final.
The Thrilling Race For The PL Golden Boot As Vardy Leads The Way
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The Thrilling Race For The PL Golden Boot As Vardy Leads The Way

The race for the Premier League Golden Boot looks set to be every bit as tight as last year as we enter the season's final stretch. Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, plus Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, all scored 22 goals in an unusual three-way tie. But who will succeed them as the top flight's top scorer? Sportsmail runs through the candidates and their chances. 1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 17 goals, 118 minutes per goal; Doubles - 3; Hat-tricks - 1 Vardy still hasn't won the Premier League Golden Boot. Even in Leicester's amazing title-winning campaign of 2015-16, Vardy finished second to Tottenham's Harry Kane. The former England frontman looked as though he would streak away would the accolade earlier in the season when he scored in eight consecutive...
Nigerian Duo Iheanacho And Ndidi Misses League Cup Final Ticket With Leicester City
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Nigerian Duo Iheanacho And Ndidi Misses League Cup Final Ticket With Leicester City

Aston Villa have sealed their ticket to the final of the League Cup. This win came after the Championship new boys defeated the Foxes 2-1 at the Villa Park on Tuesday night. After earning a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium on January 8, Villa knew they had to turn up good performance against Brendan Roger's side. Substitute Trezeguet was the hero with a stoppage-time winner as Aston Villa beat Leicester City 2-1 to reach the EFL Cup final. The winger got on the end of Ahmed El Mohamady's superb cross from the right and sent a fine volley across goal and into the right corner. It gave Villa a 3-2 aggregate at the end of 90 minutes. Matt Targett had given Villa a 12th-minute lead, but Leicester deservedly levelled through Kelechi Iheanacho in the 72nd minute. Nigerian...
Highest Goal Scorers in Premier League Unveiled [Top 24]
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Highest Goal Scorers in Premier League Unveiled [Top 24]

  Following the conclusion of the English Premier League, EPL, Match Day 23 fixtures on Sunday, where Liverpool defeated Manchester United 2-0, below are the highest goal scorers chasing the golden boot in the English top-flight league. Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy is presently the highest goal scorer with 17 goals. Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has 15 goals, while Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has 14 goal. Premier League top scorers: 17 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City). 15 goals: Sergio Aguero (Man City). 14 goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Danny Ings (Southampton), Marcus Rashford (Man United). 13 goals: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea). 11 goals: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Sadio Mane and Mohamed Sala...
Football Star Jamie Vardy and Wife Rebekah Finally Reveal the Name of their Baby Daughter with Adorable Family Photo
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Football Star Jamie Vardy and Wife Rebekah Finally Reveal the Name of their Baby Daughter with Adorable Family Photo

Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy and Rebekah Vardy have finally revealed the name of their newborn daughter with adorable family photo. The reality TV star, 37, and her footballer husband, 33, welcomed Olivia Grace on December 28, 2019. 'Jamie was brilliant - so supportive and encouraging,' she told the latest issue of Hello! 'He even tried to crack a joke about the epidural needle to take my mind off it and the painful contractions.' According to Rebekah, she suffered anxiety and stress at the thought the baby might arrive on Christmas Day, while her husband was training with Leicester City ahead of his team's game against Liverpool. 'I'd been very ill with anxiety and stress and was panicking that she might be born on Christmas Day, while Jamie was training and I was o...
Carabao Cup: How Kelechi Iheanacho Saved Leicester City
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Carabao Cup: How Kelechi Iheanacho Saved Leicester City

A 74th-minute equaliser by Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho forced a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie. Iheanacho, who came on as a substitute, finished a Jamie Vardy’s pass to reward The Foxes second-half pressure. Freddy Guilbert put Aston Villa ahead with their first shot of the game after 28 minutes. It was their League Cup semi-final first leg meeting. Leicester, second in the English Premier League are hoping to reach their first Cup final since 2000, The second leg at Villa Park is on January 28.
Iheanacho’s Goal Against Burton Albion Nominated For Goal Of The Month
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Iheanacho’s Goal Against Burton Albion Nominated For Goal Of The Month

The 23-year-old’s close-range finish against Burton has been shortlisted for the Foxes’ best goal for last month Kelechi Iheanacho’s League Cup strike against Burton Albion has been nominated for Leicester City Goal of the Month for October. The 23-year-old will compete with Jamie Vardy, Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Perez and James Maddison as well as Khanya Leshabela and Josh Eppiah for a chance to clinch the prize.
Jamie Vardy Is The 1st To Net 10 PL Goals This Season
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Jamie Vardy Is The 1st To Net 10 PL Goals This Season

Vardy is the first player to reach 10 PL goals this season - this is the second time he's been the first player to reach 10 goals in a season, along with 2015/16, when Leicester went on to win the title. Vardy scored the second goal in their clash against Crystal Palace to help his side secure a win. The Englishman has scored 10 goals in 10 apps in the PL. Leicester City now sit 3rd in the PL with 23 points from 11 games. First to score 10 EPL goals in last 6 seasons: 2014/15: Sergio Agüero 2015/16: Jamie Vardy 2016/17: Diego Costa 2017/18: Mohamed Salah 2018/19: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 2019/20: Jamie Vardy
Southampton Players, Coaches To Forfeit Wages After 9-0 Defeat To Leicester
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Southampton Players, Coaches To Forfeit Wages After 9-0 Defeat To Leicester

Southampton players and coaching staff have pledged to donate their wages to charity, after their 9-0 defeat to Leicester City last Friday. Leicester recorded the biggest English top-flight away win, by thrashing 10-man Southampton at St Mary’s. Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both netted hat-tricks, as the Saints suffered their worst home defeat in their 133-year history. “The squad has been working on putting things right for the club’s supporters. “As the first step towards that, the group has decided that they wish to donate their wages from the day of the Leicester game to Saints Foundation, in order to help the vital work that is conducted by the charity,” Southampton said in a statement
Leicester City Thrash Southampton To Equal Long Standing Record
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Leicester City Thrash Southampton To Equal Long Standing Record

Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy hit hat-tricks as rampant Leicester City demolished 10-man Southampton 9-0 to equal the biggest win in Premier League history. Brendan Rodgers' impressive Foxes registered five first-half goals at St Mary's en route to inflicting the heaviest defeat in Saints' 134-year existence and move second in the table. Strikes from Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison completed an astonishing scoreline as City emulated Manchester United's 9-0 win over Ipswich in March 1995. During a history-making night on the south coast, Saints defender Ryan Bertrand became the first top-flight player sent off following a VAR review after a dangerous lunge at Perez in the build-up to Chilwell's 10th-minute opener. The early dismissal undoubtedly had a signific...
Rebekah Vardy flaunts her blossoming bump as she kisses her husband Jamie Vardy in the sea in Dubai
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Rebekah Vardy flaunts her blossoming bump as she kisses her husband Jamie Vardy in the sea in Dubai

Rebekah Vardy is expecting the arrival of her fifth child, which will be her third with footballer Jamie Vardy. The couple are currently enjoying a short holiday in Dubai. On Saturday, Rebekah Vardy, 37, was pictured cradling her blossoming baby bump as she hit the beach wearing a teal halterneck bikini while enjoying a romantic stroll. with her husband, Jamie, 32, At one point, the pair were pictured sharing a kiss in the sea as they held on to each other. Rebekah already has two children with the footballer, four-year-old Sofia and two-year-old Finley. Her two other kids, 13-year-old Megan and nine-year-old son Taylor are from her previous relationships. The Leicester City striker also has another child, Ella, from a previous relationship.       ...
Leicester City Manager Speaks On Kelechi Iheanacho’s Future
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Leicester City Manager Speaks On Kelechi Iheanacho’s Future

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has insisted that Kelechi Iheanacho remains in his plans for the 2019/2020 season. Iheanacho has only scored twice in 35 appearances across all competitions this season. Rodgers has however mapped out plans to help the 22-year-old improve on his performances next season. “Yes he is [part of my plans. “He’s just had his first season adapting to a new club. Then when you’re playing or challenging one of the best strikers in the league, it’s difficult. “Kel will come back into pre-season, have a really good pre-season, gain more confidence, work hard and hopefully come out of that with a renewed motivation to show his qualities,” Rodgers told Leicester Mercury. Iheanacho has been limited to nine Premier League starts this season, as h...
Top 23 Highest Goalscorers in Premier League After Week 36
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Top 23 Highest Goalscorers in Premier League After Week 36

All the fixtures in the English Premier League Week 36 have now been concluded. On Sunday, Jamie Vardy netted twice as Leicester City hammered Arsenal 3-0 at the King Power. Sergio Aguero struck the only goal in Manchester City’s 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. In the last fixture of the round, Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea at Old Trafford. Here are the current top 23 highest goal scorers chasing the Golden Boot in the top flight. Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, currently tops the EPL goal chart with 19 goals, along with Liverpool winger, Mohammed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. See EPL top-23 highest goal scorers: 21 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 20 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Sergio Aguero (Manchester...
Unai Emery Blames one Player for Arsenal’s 3-0 Defeat to Leicester City
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Unai Emery Blames one Player for Arsenal’s 3-0 Defeat to Leicester City

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has said Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ red card during their 3-0 defeat to Leicester City killed off their chances of getting anything from the game on Sunday. The result saw the Gunners slip to a third straight loss and miss the chance to climb back into the Premier League’s top four. Jamie Vardy continued his hot streak against the Gunners with his late brace making it eight goals in his last nine games against them. Youri Tielemans opened the scoring after Maitland-Niles’ first-half dismissal. “We worked, we prepared our game plan, 11 v 11 the match was going like we prepared. “For me, the first yellow card for Maitland-Niles is not for me, it has affected our game plan a lot. One player less is difficult. “Today the condition [for losing] is...
Emery Breaks Wenger’s record in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Leicester City
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Emery Breaks Wenger’s record in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Leicester City

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery Sunday afternoon broke former Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger’s possession record following his side’s Premier League 3-0 defeat to Leicester City. A strike from Youri Tielemans and a brace from Jamie Vardy gave Brendan Rodgers’ men all three points against Arsenal at King Power Stadium. However, Metro UK reports that the defeat to Leicester City means that Arsenal recorded just 32.8% possession against the hosts – the lowest they have ever registered in the Premier League history. Arsenal’s previous worst record came during Wenger’s regime when they had just 35% possession during their 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in 2014. Arsenal are currently occupying the sixth position on the Premier League table with 66 points from 36 games. Emery’s me...
Leicester Maul Arsenal
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Leicester Maul Arsenal

Leicester dented Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with an impressive 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium. An unmarked Youri Tielemans headed in a cross from James Maddison just before the hour mark, and Jamie Vardy scored twice late on with a header and a tap-in from close range. Arsenal played almost an hour of the contest with 10 men after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off.
Ndidi Hails Rodgers for Transforming Leicester
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Ndidi Hails Rodgers for Transforming Leicester

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has admitted that Leicester City are ‘getting better’ under new manager Brendan Rodgers. The Foxes have won three of their last four games since the arrival of the former Celtic boss including Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth. The fine run of form has seen the King Power Stadium outfit move to the eighth spot in the log. And the Nigerian international who has consistently impressed for the Foxes is hoping they can secure positive results in the remaining six games to end the season as high as possible. “We are gradually getting there but I would say we are getting better and better,” Ndidi told LCFC TV.  “It might take time. As the games come, I think everything is going to be fine and we just look forward to every game. ...
Man City back on top, Huddersfield equal record for earliest relegation
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Man City back on top, Huddersfield equal record for earliest relegation

Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 3, 2019. Amid the drama at the top and bottom, Manchester United celebrated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first match as permanent manager with a 2-1 win over Watford to climb into fourth place. Bernardo Silva’s fifth-minute strike from the edge of the area was followed by Sergio Aguero’s cool finish as City effectively wrapped up the points in the first 27 minutes. City lead Liverpool by one point with seven games remaining for both sides, but Jurgen Klopp’s men can regain pole position with victory over third-placed Tott...
How Man City, Liverpool Cruised, Man Utd Stumbled Once More
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How Man City, Liverpool Cruised, Man Utd Stumbled Once More

Man Utd : Manchester City stretched a relentless winning run to eight games by thrashing West Ham 4-0 on Saturday but remain just two points clear at the top of the Premier League as Liverpool were also 3-0 victors at Watford. Manchester United are now 14 points off the leaders as Paul Pogba was hauled off by Jose Mourinho as they failed to break down Crystal Palace in a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. Everton leapfrogged United to move up to sixth with a 1-0 victory over Cardiff, while Claudio Ranieri won his first match in charge of Fulham in a 3-2 thriller over fellow strugglers Southampton. City have now won 12 of their last 13 games with the only dropped points coming in a creditable 0-0 draw at Liverpool last month. Pep Guardiola’s men had scored 13 goals in their three previo...
England Footballers Jamie Vardy And Gary Cahill Retire From International Football
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England Footballers Jamie Vardy And Gary Cahill Retire From International Football

England footballers Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill have announced their retirement from international football in other to allow manager, Gareth Southgate to bring younger players in. In a statement to the Guardian, Vardy said: 'This has been on my mind for a while. I'm not getting any younger and you can see, to be fair to the gaffer, he wants to make it more youthful, which obviously had its benefits during the World Cup. 'So I just said to Gareth that I think it's probably best from now on, especially with the way he wants to go, to bring youngsters in who he thinks have got the ability and start nurturing them into international football.'   Cahill annonced his own retirement in a wide-ranging interview on the club's official app, The 5th Stand, saying: 'I think it's ...
Salah Shines As Liverpool Down Leicester
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Salah Shines As Liverpool Down Leicester

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to maintain their push for a Champions League place with 2-1 victory over Leicester on Saturday. Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead but Liverpool, who had new £75 million ($100 million) signing Vigil van Dijk watching from the Anfield stands, fought back after the interval to secure the points. Salah was again instrumental for Jurgen Klopp’s side as he took his tally to 17 Premier League goals this season with two fine finishes. Liverpool, who remain fourth, are four points clear of fifth pl...
Fantasy Football: Sane Steals The Show For City And Fantasy Teams
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Fantasy Football: Sane Steals The Show For City And Fantasy Teams

Matchweek 10 is now in the books and it was largely a re-establishing of the top six clubs. In fact, the only team from the top six last season that lost this weekend was Tottenham who fell to another top six club (Manchester United), so if you see a lot of familiar names in our Goal Team of the Week you’ll know why. So, without further ado, let’s reintroduce you to many former Fantasy stalwarts… and Nick Pope. GK: Nick Pope - Burnley - 1 Game, 5 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 9 Points DF: Sead Kolasinac - Arsenal - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist, 1 Goal Conceded = 11 Points Kolasinac has been a fantastic signing for both Arsenal and any Fantasy owners who have taken a chance on the Bosnian international. He has been the second highest scoring defender in October (18 points) and has now creeped his ...
Wijnaldum On Team Resilience, Coutinho Brilliance And Mignolet’s Speciality
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Wijnaldum On Team Resilience, Coutinho Brilliance And Mignolet’s Speciality

In a thrilling Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium, Mohamed Salah headed the Reds into the lead before Philippe Coutinho added a second with a magical free-kick. Shinji Okazaki pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage-time, only for Jordan Henderson to make it 3-1 at the end of a counter-attack. However, the hosts refused to give up and Jamie Vardy quickly reduced their arrears again, but the Leicester No.9 was then left frustrated when he saw his penalty brilliantly saved by Simon Mignolet. The home side continued to throw everything at Liverpool in the search for an equaliser and Wijnaldum admitted it was a satisfying feeling to prevent the points from slipping away. “We showed a lot of character,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “After the goal they scored [to make it 3-2]...
Mignolet: Leicester Win Was A Big Step Forward
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Mignolet: Leicester Win Was A Big Step Forward

The Reds led from the 15th minute until the final whistle at the King Power Stadium, but were rarely comfortable up against a team who simply refused to lie down. That Mignolet was required to produce a crucial penalty stop from Jamie Vardy in the second half to secure the three points says it all about what was a hard-fought encounter with Craig Shakespeare's side. As such, the victory holds even greater significance for the Belgian, who hopes Liverpool can build on a battling performance against the Foxes. "[It's a] tough away trip always, especially for us, [so] I think today's result is really important going forward," Mignolet told Liverpoolfc.com. "It was all about getting back to winning ways and we did that, and I think also the manner we did it [was important]. "It wasn't eas...
Vardy Insists No Reason To Worry Despite Three Defeats In Four Games
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Vardy Insists No Reason To Worry Despite Three Defeats In Four Games

The Foxes went down 2-1 at home to Chelsea to goals either side of the break from Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante. England striker Vardy halved the arrears from the spot after being brought down by Thibaut Courtois. But despite a spirited fight-back Craig Shakespeare’s side still crashed to defeat to lie 17th after other defeats to Arsenal and Manchester United. Vardy, who notched his third of the season, said: “We have definitely left everything out there but it wasn’t enough in the end. “We were a bit disappointed with the first goal but up until that point it was an even game. We made changes at half-time to try and get back into it but they have scored again. “But after that we have had quite a few chances and got ourselves back in it. “We are still upbeat, we have had Arsenal awa...
Still-Improving Kante Is The Best Player In The Premier League Insists Conte
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Still-Improving Kante Is The Best Player In The Premier League Insists Conte

Kante’s heroics were a crucial factor in bringing the title to ­Stamford Bridge last season after ­leaving Leicester, with whom he won the title too. It saw the ­diminutive ­midfielder, 26, earn the acclaim of his peers as PFA Player of the Year. But, judging by his start to this campaign, there is no evidence of the plaudits going to Kante’s head. The Frenchman’s ­legendary energy and ­ball-winning prowess is well-known – ­especially at old club Leicester. But he is now carrying a bigger threat in the ­opponents’ final third too. Leicester players stood off Kante, when he got the ball 35 yards out, in the 50th ­minute at the King Power. He confidently took a touch to stride forward, ­before firing a low, right-foot shot into the bottom corner to make it 2-0. The goal means Kante has a...
Nigerian Players Make Me Want To Learn Pidgin English – Jamie Vardy
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Nigerian Players Make Me Want To Learn Pidgin English – Jamie Vardy

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says he’s learning how to speak Pidgin English as fluently as the Nigerian players in his team. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ahmed Musa are the Nigerian players in Leicester City. Vardy told TheCable that his only challenge with the Nigerian trio is their Pidgin English which he says is difficult to understand. “The Nigerian players keep talking- pidgin English you call it, right? It’s hard to understand. But I am trying to learn it and speak it like they do. They are great players.”
Iheanacho Has Been Scoring From Impossible Angles In Training – Morgan
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Iheanacho Has Been Scoring From Impossible Angles In Training – Morgan

Captain of Leicester City Wes Morgan says new signing Kelechi Iheanacho will no doubt be a positive addition to the attack of the team judging by his form in training. Iheanacho joined the Foxes from Manchester City last week, and made a positive impression in his first game by teeing up top striker Jamie Vardy for the second goal in their 2-1 win over Borrusia Monchenglabach in their last preparatory game before their league opener against Arsenal on Friday. His performance in the game drew praises from coach Craig Shakespeare, but according to Morgan his performance in training drills has further proven his abilities when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net. “He’s a very, very good player. He’s sharp and quick and he’s definitely got an eye for goal. We did a rou...
Leicester Boss Backs Iheanacho To Form Deadly Partnership With Vardy
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Leicester Boss Backs Iheanacho To Form Deadly Partnership With Vardy

Kelechi Iheanacho can form a lethal partnership with Jamie Vardy this season, Said Leicester boss, Craig Shakespeare. The £25million striker came off the bench to set up Vardy’s second goal during his debut against Borussia Monchengladbach last Friday. And Shakespeare, who was impressed by Iheanacho’s link-up played during his cameo appearance, is confident the pair will succeed together. ‘They can play together, most definitely,’ Shakespeare told the Leicester Mercury. ‘You’ve seen how they linked up, and good players can. I think having the depth in the squad is important. ‘I thought he was really unselfish for a player making his debut. ‘You would probably think he might take that chance himself, but to spot Jamie, to play that in with the weight of pass he did for Jam...
Leicester In Talks To Sign Iheanacho From Man City
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Leicester In Talks To Sign Iheanacho From Man City

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is closing in on a move to Leicester City, ESPN FC reports. Iheanacho’s future at City has been the subject of speculation this summer with the player struggling to establish himself in Pep Guardiola’s plans. The Nigeria international started only one game for City in 2017 — the very first match of the year against Burnley. He was pushed down the pecking order by the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, and couldn’t force his way into his manager’s thoughts when the Brazil international was sidelined for two months with a broken foot. West Ham expressed an interest, but ESPN FC reports that they are no longer interested and have moved onto other targets. That has cleared the path for Leicester to land the 20-year-old, and they are in advanced talk...
Fenerbahce Set To Bid For Ahmed Musa
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Fenerbahce Set To Bid For Ahmed Musa

Turkish giants Fenerbahce is to make an offer for Ahmed Musa and his Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy their primary transfer targets. According to Turkish news platform – DHA, Fenerbahce are looking to boost their attacking ranks, with Dutchman Robin van Persie set to leave the club in the European summer. West African strikers, Emmanuel Emenike and Moussa Sow are also expected to depart. DHA claims that the Turkish club has made the Foxes pair their primary target and hope that the promise of European Champions league is enough to attract them to Istanbul. Musa, 24, signed for Leicester last season but struggled to make a major impact at the King Power Stadium. The Nigerian scored four goals in 32 appearances across all competitions.
Resurgent Leicester Thrashed Liverpool 
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Resurgent Leicester Thrashed Liverpool 

There was applause. There were banners. There were Andrea Bocelli-sound tracked memories beamed onto the big screen.And then there was stark vindication. Thursday brought the cruellest, most ruthless sacking in years. Monday brought compelling evidence that the hard decision was indeed the right decision. Leicester City's players have strenuously denied any involvement in the sacking of Claudio Ranieri. They have denied that there were even any problems between the manager and the dressing room. But on the first night since his exit, they produced a performance that was light-years beyond anything they had hitherto deigned to offer this season.  "Some of it is human nature," said caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare. "When people criticise you, there's bound to be a reaction. I could...
“I want To Win Games” Pep Guardiola Insists Following Embarrassing Loss
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“I want To Win Games” Pep Guardiola Insists Following Embarrassing Loss

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has once again defended his methods following an embarrassing loss at the King Power stadium on Saturday. City have struggled lately despite flying out of the blocks at the beginning of their campaign with ten straight wins. The Citizens have now won just four in their last fifteen games, suffering a 3-1 loss to Chelsea and a 4-2 loss to Leicester. Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick condemned them to a defeat which they could hardly complain about as they were outplayed for much of the encounter. Pep said in his post-match conference, “It is not about the system. We defended well with these players at the beginning of the season. “Now we have to stand up and analyze what happened, especially mentally to encourage the players to step forward.” “I want...
Jamie Vardy Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With Leicester City
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Jamie Vardy Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With Leicester City

Leicester City have today (Thursday) agreed with the representatives of Jamie Vardy to extend the England international’s contract with the Premier League champions for a further four years. Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club. Jamie will continue to focus all of his efforts on trying to achieve success with the England team at the European Championships in France. There will be no further comment from either the Club or the player on this matter until the conclusion of the tournament.  
Jamie Vardy’s Wife Rebekah Tear-Gassed at Euro 2016
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Jamie Vardy’s Wife Rebekah Tear-Gassed at Euro 2016

The wife of England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has described being tear-gassed as violence flared before England's Euro 2016 tie with Russia. Rebekah Vardy tweeted she was gassed and "caged" before England's match in Marseille on Saturday. There were clashes in the streets and later some Russia fans appeared to rush at England supporters in the stadium. Mrs Vardy said what she got caught up in was "horrific" and said the treatment of fans was "shocking".