Thursday May 26, 2022

Leicester City 3-0 Norwich City: Jamie Vardy scores twice as hosts claim comfortable win

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy has scored three league goals since the turn of the year

Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester condemned relegated Norwich to a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat.

Vardy’s double ensured the Foxes ended their own seven-game winless run in all competitions and sees them move up to 10th in the table.

It was no more than Brendan Rodgers’ side deserved as they dominated possession, although they struggled to make a breakthrough until Vardy’s opener, which deflected off Norwich defender Grant Hanley before looping over visiting goalkeeper Angus Gunn.

Harvey Barnes, who created Vardy’s first, also supplied the second for the 35-year-old, who timed his run to perfection before firing into the top left corner.

And as Leicester moved through the gears, James Maddison blasted an effort into the roof of the net against his former employers, with Gunn unfortunate to see the ball into his path after failing to collect Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s cross.

Dean Smith’s side offered plenty of resistance until falling behind and arguably had the best chance before Vardy broke the deadlock, with Teemu Pukki first-half effort against the post.

However, once they fell behind they wilted and have now conceded 78 goals this term – their worst defensive performance in a top-flight season.

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Leicester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel

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  2. Squad number27Player nameCastagne

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  3. Squad number18Player nameAmartey

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  4. Squad number6Player nameEvans

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  5. Squad number2Player nameJustin

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  6. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

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  7. Squad number22Player nameDewsbury-Hall

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  8. Squad number37Player nameLookman

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  9. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

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  10. Squad number7Player nameBarnes

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  11. Squad number9Player nameVardy

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  1. Squad number24Player nameMendy

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Norwich City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number28Player nameGunn

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  2. Squad number2Player nameAarons

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  3. Squad number5Player nameHanley

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  4. Squad number3Player nameByram

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  5. Squad number30Player nameGiannoulis

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  6. Squad number20Player nameLees-Melou

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  7. Squad number45Player nameSpringett

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  8. Squad number7Player nameRupp

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  9. Squad number8Player nameGilmour

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  10. Squad number17Player nameRashica

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  11. Squad number22Player namePukki

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  1. Squad number11Player namePlacheta

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  2. Squad number19Player nameSørensen

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  3. Squad number46Player nameRowe

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Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27Castagne
  • 18Amartey
  • 6Evans
  • 2Justin
  • 8Tielemans
  • 22Dewsbury-Hall
  • 37LookmanSubstituted forMendyat 45′minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 7Barnes
  • 9Vardy


  • 4Söyüncü
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 17Pérez
  • 24Mendy
  • 29Daka
  • 33Thomas


Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 28Gunn
  • 2Aarons
  • 5Hanley
  • 3Byram
  • 30Giannoulis
  • 20Lees-Melou
  • 45SpringettSubstituted forPlachetaat 67′minutes
  • 7RuppSubstituted forSørensenat 58′minutes
  • 8Gilmour
  • 17RashicaSubstituted forRoweat 67′minutes
  • 22Pukki


  • 1Krul
  • 4Gibson
  • 10Dowell
  • 11Placheta
  • 18Tzolis
  • 19Sørensen
  • 21Williams
  • 42Gibbs
  • 46Rowe

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Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Leicester City 3, Norwich City 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Leicester City 3, Norwich City 0.

  3. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Foul by Dimitris Giannoulis (Norwich City).

  5. Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Grant Hanley with a headed pass following a corner.

  6. Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Timothy Castagne.

  7. Foul by Youri Tielemans (Leicester City).

  8. Jonathan Rowe (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Foul by James Maddison (Leicester City).

  10. Dimitris Giannoulis (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Dimitris Giannoulis.

  12. Foul by James Maddison (Leicester City).

  13. Sam Byram (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Goal! Leicester City 3, Norwich City 0. James Maddison (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution, Norwich City. Jonathan Rowe replaces Milot Rashica.

  16. Substitution, Norwich City. Przemyslaw Placheta replaces Tony Springett.

  17. Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Maddison.

  18. Goal! Leicester City 2, Norwich City 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Harvey Barnes with a through ball.

  19. Substitution, Norwich City. Jacob Sørensen replaces Lukas Rupp.

  20. Foul by Harvey Barnes (Leicester City).

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