Leicester Prove Much Too Strong For Huddersfield As Jamie Vardy Matches And Passes Leicester Legend Gary Lineker In Club Goal Charts. Match Highlights. Comments. Player Ratings and Stats.
By: Marc Gingell
Leicester breezed passed Huddersfield where Jamie Vardy picked up his 103rd and 104th Leicester goals to move above Gary Lineker to 6th in Leicester’s all-time top goal-scorers. He needs another 10 to catch Arthur Lochhead, who played from 1925 to 1934, and another 169 to catch Arthur Chandler who played from 1923 to 1935.
|6/4/2019||John Smith’s Stadium||Huddersfield Town||1-4||Leicester City|
|KO:15:00||ATT: 24,126||Aaron Mooy 52′ pen||Youri Tielemans 24′|
|REF: D Coote||Jamie Vardy 48′, 84′ pen|
|James Maddison 79′|
Jamie Vardy Goal 103
On 48 minutes Demarai Gray put Ricardo Pereira in space on Leicester’s right and he put one of those crosses into the corridor of uncertainty where the keeper can’t come and defenders have to turn and face their own goal. None of them reacted fast enough and Vardy tapped in with his left foot from six yards.
Jamie Vardy Goal 104
Vardy wrapped up the scoring in the 84th minute from the spot after he’d been taken out by Terence Kongolo.
Leicester Look A Completely Different Side Under Rodgers
Leicester are now up to 7th in the Premier League and on course for Europa League qualification. They look far superior than they did under Claude Puel and Vardy can’t stop smiling and scoring. That’s eight in his last eight games and he’s on 15 for the season.
A couple of Leicester youngsters were also on target with Youri Tielemans, on loan from Monaco and with serious questions about him joining for £40 million, scoring the first on 24 minutes. Huddersfield only partially cleared a corner on their right and Tielemans, on the edge of the D outside the box curled his shot into the net. James Maddison scored the 3rd direct from a free kick from about 25 yards.
Huddersfield: Hamer (6), Smith (6), Kongolo (5), Lowe (6), Schindler (5), Durm (5), Hogg (6), Stankovic (4), Mooy (5), Pritchard (5), Grant (5).
Subs used: Mbenza (5), Mounie (5), Bacuna (n/a).
Leicester: Schmeichel (7), Chilwell (6), Morgan (6), Soyuncu (7), Gray (7), Maddison (7), Pereira (7), Barnes (7), Tielemans (7), Ndidi (7), Vardy (8).
Subs used: Okazaki (4), Choudhury (n/a), Iheanacho (n/a).
Man of the match: Jamie Vardy.
- Leicester have now matched their points tally from the entire 2017-18 season in their 33 league matches this season (47 points).
- Huddersfield have lost 19 of their last 21 games in all competitions since the beginning of December 2018 (W1 D1), more than any other side in the top four tiers of English football in that period.
- This was Huddersfield’s 25th Premier League defeat of the season; only in the 1987-88 second-tier season have they ever lost more games in a Football League campaign (28).
- Huddersfield’s penalty was their first in the Premier League this season since they last had one in February 2018, making them the 20th and final club to win a spot-kick in the competition this season.
- Youri Tielemans has either scored or assisted a goal in five of his last six Premier League games for Leicester, scoring in two and assisting in three.