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SportRodgers labels Vardy as "world class" following Fulham victory

20:20  09 march  2019
20:20  09 march  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Rodgers allays fears of long-term Vardy injury

Rodgers allays fears of long-term Vardy injury Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Jamie Vardy should be okay following his injury against Watford at the weekend. Vardy was taken off in the second-half after he went down off the ball near the half-way line, with medical staff treating him on the pitch. Rodgers has come out and allayed fears of a long-term injury, by claiming that he should be fine in the coming days. Leicester conceded in stoppage time to lose 2-1 to Watford in Rodgers’ first game, but Vardy had levelled the scores with a fine finish from Youri Tielemans’ through ball.

Rodgers labels Vardy as "world class" following Fulham victory © Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Sport Leicester City v Fulham FC - Premier League

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has labelled Jamie Vardy as “world class” after the striker scored his 100th goal for the club during the Foxes’ 3-1 victory over Fulham.

Vardy scored twice and assisted Youri Tielemans for the opening goal as Rodgers registered his first victory as Leicester boss, following a last gasp defeat to Watford in his first game in charge.

The former England international has scored three goals in the two games since Rodgers took over as manager, and the new Leicester boss believes he has inherited a “world class” forward in the shape of Vardy.

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Rodgers talks Vardy, burglary, Morelos and more Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers spoke to the media ahead of his first home match as Foxes boss on Saturday when Fulham visit the King Power Stadium. Rodgers’ first game in charge ended in frustrating fashion as his side conceded a goal in added time to lose 2-1 at Watford last Sunday. The defeat all but ended Leicester’s Europa League hopes as it now leaves them still in 11th place, eight points off Wolves and Watford. During the week news emerged that the former Celtic manager’s house in Glasgow had been broken into and robbed while his wife and daughter were present.

Speaking to BBC Sport following the victory, Rodgers said:

“He’s showed over the past couple of years that he’s a world-class striker. I’m just really glad that he’s here. He’s a brilliant focal point for the team.”

Rodgers labels Vardy as "world class" following Fulham victory © Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Sport Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Sport

Vardy could have scored his 100th goal for Leicester to open the scoring but instead assisted Tielemans after rounding the keeper.

The striker did complete his century in the second half, however, putting the home side back in front after Floyd Ayite’s equaliser, before rounding off the victory with his second of the game and 101st Leicester goal.

And Vardy revealed after the game to BBC Sport that he is benefitting from the style of play Rodgers has implemented at the King Power Stadium.

“We’re trying to win the ball back as quickly as possible. It’s definitely benefited me, but there’s a lot more hard work to come. We knew Fulham were going to cause us problems – we’ve been working on that. For the majority of the game we got the plan spot on.”

Tielemans is another who has flourished in the two games since Rodgers took charge at Leicester, assisting Vardy in the defeat to Watford before the striker returned the favour for the Belgian to open the scoring against Fulham.

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Vardy reveals Leicester century relief after scoring twice against Fulham.
Jamie Vardy has spoken about how he felt relieved to score twice to reach his century of goals for the club last weekend. Before the game, there was uncertainty about whether the former England international was on 98 or 99 league goals – with the confusion coming down to goals scored in a Community Shield game, which isn’t officially a competitive fixture. The confusion over whether Vardy needed one or two goals to hit the magic number confused even the player himself, who was glad to remove all doubt by scoring twice against Fulham. Talking to LCFC TV, as reported by Leicester Mercury, Vardy said: “It’s a great feeling.

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