Jamie Vardy transformed two penalties to assist Leicester City beat West Brom 3-Zero and draw stage with Didier Drogba within the checklist of most Premier League targets.
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- Last Updated: September 13, 2020, 9:58 PM IST
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Vardy, with the 2 targets, not has as many Premier League targets as Didier Drogba (104), having performed 43 fewer video games.
Vardy, the league’s prime scorer final season, and Dennis Praet each had drilled efforts nicely saved by West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in brilliant sunshine on the Hawthorns, with the hosts providing little in assault within the first half.
The guests continued to dominate after the break and took the lead within the 56th minute by means of debutant Timothy Castagne — a summer time signing from Italian facet Atalanta — when the total again headed residence a Praet cross.
Vardy was fouled by Kyle Bartley within the penalty space 17 minutes from time, and the striker stroked residence the spot-kick to attain for the fifth successive journey to West Brom as a Leicester participant.
Leicester have been in a position to give substitute James Maddison his first minutes since March after present process hip surgical procedure, earlier than Vardy made the win extra complete six minutes from time with one other penalty.
The guests, seeking to overlook their poor finish to final season that price them a spot within the Champions League, have been a lot too sharp for West Brom on their Premier League return.
“It’s an enormous win for us,” Vardy informed Sky Sports. “Especially with how we completed final season and never having lengthy to show it round. We are delighted with three factors.”
Belgian Castagne was happy to attain his first purpose in English soccer.
“It was a dream debut,” Castagne mentioned. “It’s good to play with him (fellow Belgian Praet). He gave me a really good help. I nonetheless have some issues to be taught just like the runs to make.”
West Brom’s return to the highest flight doesn’t get any simpler, with a visit to Everton and a conflict with Chelsea up subsequent.
(With inputs from Reuters)