(Premier League) Leicester stay in title chaseSports | 9 Dec 2019 11:34 am
A club-record eighth successive Premier League victory for Leicester. An eighth straight game scoring for Jamie Vardy.
Leicester have rolled the clock back four years with another title challenge that gathered more momentum with Vardy netting twice in a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa yesterday.
Vardy opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Kelechi Iheanacho doubled the lead four minutes before halftime.
Jack Grealish pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time but Jonny Evans' header after the break restored Leicester's two-goal advantage. Vardy wrapped the game up with 15 minutes left and the striker is three games from matching his record of scoring in 11 straight Premier League games in the title-winning campaign.
Villa are only out of the relegation zone due to having a better goal difference than Southampton and Norwich, who both lost 2-1.
Sheffield United came from behind to overcome Norwich to move into eighth place. Enda Stevens' header and George Baldock's strike inside three second-half minutes wiped out Alexander Tettey's opener for Norwich.
Newcastle jumped to 10th place thanks to Federico Fernandez's 87th-minute winner at home to Southampton.
Jonjo Shelvey had canceled out Danny Ings' opener for Southampton with his third goal in as many games as he headed in substitute Andy Carroll's cross in the 68th.-AP