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PREMIER LEAGUE: Sublime Vardy double gives Leicester monumental win over Liverpool

Leicester City remain on top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday.

Jamie Vardy took his tally to 18 goals for the season with a match-winning brace including a stunning opener from about 25 yards on the hour-mark.

Leicester started brightly and went close through Riyad Mahrez in the second minute before Simon Mignolet did well to keep out Shinji Okazaki's header from Vardy's cross from the left.

10 minutes before the break, Mahrez again tested Mignolet, this time with a well-struck effort from range which the Belgian was forced to flick over his own bar.

The Foxes finally struck 15 minutes into the second half when Mahrez played a long ball into the path of Vardy who allowed it to bounce once before unleashing an unstoppable volley from range on an angle to send the King Power Stadium faithful into raptures.

The lead was soon doubled in the 71st minute when Okazaki's deflected effort fell perfectly for Vardy who needed no second invitation to slot beyond Mignolet with his left foot to wrap it up for Claudio Ranieri's men who continue to pick up points against the odds.

For Jurgen Klopp's Reds, they suffered a third defeat in their past five outings to fall to 8th on the table.


Leicester City: 2 (Jamie Vardy 60'/71')
Liverpool: 0
King Power Stadium, Leicester - 32,121

Andrew Slevison
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