Leicester City 3-1 Everton: Vardy, King put exclamation point on trophy day
- Leicester lifts PL trophy
- Foxes lead table by 10 pts
- Vardy gets pair
- King with goal, assist
- Toffees drop to 12th
Jamie Vardy scored a brace on his return from suspension, and Andy King had a goal and an assist as Leicester City cruised past Everton 3-1 at a jubilant King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Vardy attempted two penalty kicks, scoring one and skying the second over the bar for what would’ve been a hat trick. Kevin Mirllas ruined Kasper Schmeichel’s clean sheet in the 88th minute.
The win gives Leicester a 10-point lead before Spurs hosts Saints on Sunday morning.
Everton’s 44 points are 12th, and this blowout won’t do much for Roberto Martinez’s status as Everton manager.
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It took just five minutes for Leicester to match the pregame festivities, as Andy King sent in a ball that Vardy poked past Joel Robles to make it 1-0.
King doubled Leicester’s lead in the 33rd minute, first-touching a loose ball home after Leighton Baines tackled it away from Riyad Mahrez.[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]
GOAL! Andy King slams home. The man who has been with Leicester from the third-tier to the top of the #BPL. #LCFC 2-0 #EFC #BPLonNBC
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) May 7, 2016
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At times in the second half, this simply looked like Leicester toying with Everton; The Foxes were trying hard to get Christian Fuchs a goal while the Toffees looked barely interested in attacking.
Fuchs fired a free kick over the bar and then was denied by Robles when played through 1v1. Where was the heart from Everton?
Vardy then won and converted a penalty kick before missing a second chance from the spot given away by Darron Gibson.