Jamie Vardy

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England: Three Lions Draw At Wembley After VAR-Inspired Penalty Gives Italy Late Leveler (Video)

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A late VAR-inspired penalty fromLorenzo Insigne secured a 1-1 draw for Italy against England at Wembley on Tuesday night, after a decent display from the hosts.

Raheem Sterling, in a floating role behind Jamie Vardy, impressed throughout but it was the Leicester man who would open the scoring for the Three Lions, blasting home after a quickly-taken Jesse Lingard free-kick.

International Friendly: Loftus-Cheek Impresses On Debut As England Hammer Out Goalless Draw With Germany (Photos & Video)

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An inexperienced England side studded with debutantes held Germany to a goalless draw at Wembley on Friday night in the first of a double-header of international friendlies.

Both starting XIs shared an average age of 24.5 but the German side boasted almost three times the amount of total international caps (301) than that of their English counterparts (112).

Shit Lookalikes: Jamie Vardy (With Black Eye) & Alex From ‘Clockwork Orange’

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Top spot from Pies fan Luke W, who viddied that Jamie Vardy looks like a certain troublesome young droog with the addition of a black eye...

As revealed by the man himself after England's win over Lithuania, Vardy's shiner wasn't the result of a bit of good old fashioned ultra violence, rather being hit in the face by a stray football during a training session.

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FA Cup: Pedro Fires Chelsea Into Semi-Finals After Extra-Time Victory Over Leicester (Video)

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Chelsea booked their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Back in the starting line-up, Alvaro Morata gave the Blues the lead just before the break, netting his first goal for the club since December after good work from Willian.

Man City: Sergio Aguero Scores Four As Citizens Crush Leicester At Etihad (Photos & Video)

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Sergio Aguero was the star of the show for Manchester City on Saturday, with the Argentinian hitman netting four in his side's 5-1 win against Leicester at the Etihad.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the hosts on three minutes, courtesy of a Kevin De Bruyne assist.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Painfully Atrocious ‘Half-And-Half’ Scarf Spotted Outside Leicester-Man Utd Match (Photo)

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Being the largely moderate folk we are, Pies are not exactly hardliners when it comes to the contentious issue of half-and-half scarves in football.

We do see that, in mitigating circumstances, they can serve as relatively inexpensive mementos of certain notable matches, perhaps a Community Shield tie or a Simod Cup semi-final.

It’s time to bring Pogback: Fantasy Premier League, Week 13 Preview

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The return of the Premier League last week saw plenty of goals and clean sheets meaning you needed 56 points in FPL to just reach the average score. Let's hope for as much action and excitement this...

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Man City: Kevin De Bruyne Bags Beauty As Citizens Cruise To Victory Against Leicester (Video)

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A player at the top of his game, Kevin De Bruyne topped off another fine display for Manchester City with a thumping goal against Leicester on Saturday.

Picking up the ball outside the Foxes' box on 49 minutes, De Bruyne switched the ball onto his left foot before firing home a magnificent effort to put his side 2-0 up.

‘He Definitely Wants To Play’ – Jamie Vardy Assures Us All That Danny Drinkwater Isn’t An England Shirker After Southgate Snub

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Danny Drinkwater "definitely wants to play" for England, despite declining a call-up for the Three Lions' November friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Not our words, Carol. The words of Jamie Vardy, who has assured us that his former Leicester City teammate's excuse that he does not currently feel fit enough for international inclusion is perfectly kosher.

‘Run, Hide, Tell’ – Jamie Vardy Is The New Face Of The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Campaign (Video)

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A troublesome hip injury may have ruled him out of the latest England squad, but Jamie Vardy will be able to make do with the knowledge that he is now central in the Metropolitan Police's ongoing fight against domestic terrorism.

Indeed, the Leicester City striker is the star of the latest missive from the Met's Counter Terrorism Unit, a campaign designed to teach solid citizens how to react properly in the event of an attack.

Leicester City: Peter Schmeichel Shares Slightly Awkward Greeting With Kasper Schmeichel On ‘Bring Your Father To Work Day’

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Not really needing any extra-curricular distractions to deal with, Leicester City spent themorning limbering up for Tuesday evening's big Champions League quarter-final second legger against Atletico Madrid.

Helpful then, that BT Sports had Peter Schmeichel in attendance to oversee his son Kasper and the rest of the Foxes going through their paces.

Champions League: Jamie Vardy Finished Leicester’s Quarter-Final Against Atletico Madrid With 0% Pass Completion Rate (Photo)

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It's fair to say that Jamie Vardy had a tough time of it during Leicester City's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

Tasked with blindly chasing down humped long ball after humped long balland with Atletico's bench desperately trying to get him booked for the entire duration, Vardy was almost entirely corralled out of the game by Stefan Savic and Diego Godin.

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy Seriously Considered Quitting Football Entirely To Become Party Rep In Ibiza

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"£25 gets you entry, two free shots and an hour in the ice bar..."

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has revealed that not so very long ago he had to talk Jamie Vardy out of quitting football entirely.

After finishing as top goalscorer in the Conference Premier whenFleetwood won promotion into the Football League in 2011/12, the Foxes (then of the Championship) took a gamble on signing Vardy, though he initially struggled with the step up and managed a paltry five goals in 29 appearances over the course of 2012/13.

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Man Utd face Spurs, Chelsea take on Saints in FA Cup semis

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London (AFP) – Manchester United and Tottenham will clash in a potentially thrilling FA Cup semi-final, while troubled Chelsea take on Southampton in the other last four clash at Wembley.

Desperate to win a trophy to rescue a frustrating campaign, United advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Man Utd face Spurs, Chelsea take on Saints in FA Cup semis

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London (AFP) – Manchester United and Tottenham will clash in a potentially thrilling FA Cup semi-final, while troubled Chelsea take on Southampton in the other last four clash at Wembley.

Desperate to win a trophy to rescue a frustrating campaign, United advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Vardy to face his own ‘graduate’ in FA Cup tie

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London (AFP) – England striker Jamie Vardy is in line to come up against one of his own academy ‘graduates’ when Leicester City face Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Vardy set up the V9 Academy two years ago in the hope of encouraging others to follow in his footsteps by moving from the world of non-league, semi-professional, football into the ranks of full-time players.

Vardy to face his own ‘graduate’ in FA Cup tie

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London (AFP) – England striker Jamie Vardy is in line to come up against one of his own academy ‘graduates’ when Leicester City face Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Vardy set up the V9 Academy two years ago in the hope of encouraging others to follow in his footsteps by moving from the world of non-league, semi-professional, football into the ranks of full-time players.

Vardy fit to return against Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Jamie Vardy will be fit to play for Leicester in a clash of the past two Premier League champions when they visit Chelsea on Saturday, the Foxes manager Claude Puel said on Thursday.

Vardy, who turned 31 on Thursday, has recovered from the groin injury that kept the England international out of the 2016 champions line-up for the FA Cup third round 0-0 draw with his former club Fleetwood Town last weekend.

Leicester escape with FA Cup draw against lower-league Fleetwood

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London (AFP) – Former Premier League champions Leicester City came within a whisker of suffering an FA Cup shock on Saturday but clung on to draw 0-0 at lower-league Fleetwood Town while Middlesbrough eliminated Sunderland.

The big news before kick-off was that Leicester’s star striker Jamie Vardy was denied an emotional return to his former club due to a groin injury while Riyad Mahrez was also missing from the teamsheet.

Leicester escape with FA Cup draw against lower-league Fleetwood

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London (AFP) – Former Premier League champions Leicester City came within a whisker of suffering an FA Cup shock on Saturday but clung on to draw 0-0 at lower-league Fleetwood Town while Middlesbrough eliminated Sunderland.

The big news before kick-off was that Leicester’s star striker Jamie Vardy was denied an emotional return to his former club due to a groin injury while Riyad Mahrez was also missing from the teamsheet.

Pochettino laments Spurs’ lack of ‘fight’ in Leicester loss

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino slammed his players lack of “fight” after their Premier League title aspirations suffered another damaging blow with a 2-1 loss away to Leicester City.

Tuesday’s defeat meant Spurs have now gone three league games without a win and they will fall 16 points behind Manchester City if the runaway leaders beat Southampton on Wednesday.

Pochettino laments Spurs’ lack of ‘fight’ in Leicester loss

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino slammed his players lack of “fight” after their Premier League title aspirations suffered another damaging blow with a 2-1 loss away to Leicester City.

Tuesday’s defeat meant Spurs have now gone three league games without a win and they will fall 16 points behind Manchester City if the runaway leaders beat Southampton on Wednesday.

Vardy stars as Spurs suffer huge title setback

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy’s 100th goal in English league football helped inspire Leicester City to a 2-1 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday that left the visitors’ title bid floundering.

Vardy struck early on before Riyad Mahrez doubled Leicester’s lead, only for Harry Kane to ensure a nervous finish for the Foxes at the King Power Stadium.

Honours even as Leicester’s Vardy strikes

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave 2016 champions Leicester a much-needed point on Saturday as his penalty secured a 1-1 draw at newboys Huddersfield in their Premier League clash.

Vardy scored from the spot - as he had done in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend - just minutes after Belgian international Laurent Depoitre marked his full Premier League debut by giving the hosts a deserved lead in the opening minute of the second-half.

Honours even as Leicester’s Vardy strikes

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave 2016 champions Leicester a much-needed point on Saturday as his penalty secured a 1-1 draw at newboys Huddersfield in their Premier League clash.

Vardy scored from the spot - as he had done in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend - just minutes after Belgian international Laurent Depoitre marked his full Premier League debut by giving the hosts a deserved lead in the opening minute of the second-half.

Vardy at double, Iheanacho injured

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London (AFP) – England striker Jamie Vardy struck twice as Leicester defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Friday in a pre-season friendly but new £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho came off injured.

Vardy scored in the 67th and 74th minutes after Thorgan Hazard had given the German side the lead with a fine finish from distance early in the second half.

Vardy strikes to haul Leicester to safety

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored the goal that effectively ensured Leicester City would remain in the Premier League as the outgoing champions won 1-0 away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

England striker Vardy’s first-half goal, his third in as many seasons at The Hawthorns, gave the Foxes their first win in four league games and took them to 40 points, a total widely regarded as enough to avoid relegation in most seasons.

Vardy in vain as Atletico end Leicester fairytale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored in vain as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale came to a valiant end following a 1-1 quarter-final draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Seeking to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit, Leicester fell further behind to Saul Niguez’s first-half header, before Vardy’s 61st-minute strike gave them hope.

Vardy in vain as Atletico end Leicester fairytale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored in vain as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale came to a valiant end following a 1-1 quarter-final draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Seeking to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit, Leicester fell further behind to Saul Niguez’s first-half header, before Vardy’s 61st-minute strike gave them hope.

Atletico into Champions League semi-finals

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Atletico Madrid battled into the Champions League semi-finals for the third time in four seasons on Tuesday and ended Leicester City’s debut run in Europe’s elite competition.

The Spanish side went through 2-1 on aggregate after the two sides drew 1-1 on the night at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

Date with destiny awaits reanimated Vardy

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London (AFP) – When Jamie Vardy pictured himself making history in the Champions League, the record he set in Leicester City’s loss to Atletico Madrid was probably not what he had in mind.

The England striker came off during last week’s quarter-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon having completed none of his two attempted passes, in what is thought to have been a Champions League first.

Date with destiny awaits reanimated Vardy

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London (AFP) – When Jamie Vardy pictured himself making history in the Champions League, the record he set in Leicester City’s loss to Atletico Madrid was probably not what he had in mind.

The England striker came off during last week’s quarter-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon having completed none of his two attempted passes, in what is thought to have been a Champions League first.

Leicester heap more misery on Moyes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City moved within touching distance of Premier League safety and piled more misery on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a 2-0 victory over the strugglers on Tuesday.

Craig Shakespeare now has five wins in five games as Leicester manager after substitute Islam Slimani and England striker Jamie Vardy struck in the second half.

Leicester heap more misery on Moyes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City moved within touching distance of Premier League safety and piled more misery on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a 2-0 victory over the strugglers on Tuesday.

Craig Shakespeare now has five wins in five games as Leicester manager after substitute Islam Slimani and England striker Jamie Vardy struck in the second half.

Shakespeare fairytale continues as Foxes beat Stoke

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare became the first Englishman to win his first four matches as a Premier League manager after reigning champions Leicester City moved closer to top-flight survival with a 2-0 victory at home to Stoke City on Saturday.

Victory saw Shakespeare join some of football’s most high-profile coaches - Portugal’s Jose Mourinho, Italy’s Carlo Ancelotti, the Netherlands’ Guus Hiddink and Spain’s Pep Guardiola - in an exclusive club.

Shakespeare fairytale continues as Foxes beat Stoke

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare became the first Englishman to win his first four matches as a Premier League manager after reigning champions Leicester City moved closer to top-flight survival with a 2-0 victory at home to Stoke City on Saturday.

Victory saw Shakespeare join some of football’s most high-profile coaches - Portugal’s Jose Mourinho, Italy’s Carlo Ancelotti, the Netherlands’ Guus Hiddink and Spain’s Pep Guardiola - in an exclusive club.

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Alan Shearer Celebrates Newcastle’sThird Win On The Trot

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Our lads did it once again this afternoon and for the second time this season we have won three games in a row and only a late goal by Jamie Vardy prevented [...]

Chelsea striker to be sold for £36m and Jamie Vardy signed as a replacement?

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According to various press reports this week, Lille are ready to offer Chelsea £36m for Michy Batshuayi and Jamie Vardy is being lined up as a replacement before the close of the transfer window.
I hate the transfer window I really do and I am all for the window being slammed shut BEFORE the season starts.

Everton want England international to replace imminent departure Romelu Lukaku

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The market is hot for strikers which could soon see Romelu Lukaku join Chelsea or Manchester United.

United are in fact, willing to offer Everton the chance to re-sign Wayne Rooney as part of the deal to land Lukaku who is believed to prefer joining his former club, Chelsea.

Either way, Everton are losing a striker and are thought to be interested in bringing in 30-year-old Jamie Vardy to lead the line.

Would Arsenal fans prefer Giroud or Vardy next season?

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In the build up to Arsenal facing the reigning Premier League champions Leicester City at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger was asked by the football press about his transfer bid for the Foxes striker Jamie Vardy last summer, and how much he regrets the decision of the England international to turn down a move to the [.