Norwich City 1-2 Leicester City: Vardy, Schlupp power Foxes into Top Four
- Vardy scores another Leicester PK
- Schlupp adds insurance tally
- Mbokani scores for Norwich
Leicester City is back in the Top Four after building a two-goal lead at Carrow Road before holding on to beat Norwich City 2-1 on Saturday.
Jamie Vardy and Jeffrey Schlupp put the Foxes in front, before Dieumerci Mbokani pulled one back for the Canaries.
Norwich’s nine points have them in 13th, while Leicester sits fourth.
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Shinji Okazaki was wide of the goal with an off-balance header for the match’s first true chance.
The Foxes continue to apply pressure, and nearly went ahead in the 25th minute if not for a brilliant save by John Ruddy on Marc Albrighton.
Jamie Vardy earned and converted a penalty moments later to put the Foxes up. Seb Bassong took the Premier League’s leading scorer down to some debate, but earned the whistle.
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It took less than two minutes of second-half play for Leicester to score on the break, as Schlupp slipped through the Norwich defense to add a N’Golo Kante pass to the scoreboard.Not that Norwich didn’t engineer a scare. Mbokani netted a header in the 68th minute, and Nathan Redmond saw his late rip hit the crossbar.
5 - Jamie Vardy has now scored in five successive Premier League games. Guarantee.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2015