Vardy on the spot as Leicester keep 100% with win over AEK Athens
Date revealed: Thursday twenty ninth October 2020 8:02
Leicester claimed a second Europa League Group G win of the marketing campaign to remain 100% after knowledgeable 2-1 win over AEK Athens on the Opap Enviornment.
The Foxes’ win got here courtesy of objectives from the match once more Jamie Vardy and Hamza Choudhury.
The striker has shrugged off a calf harm after coming off the bench to attain the winner in Sunday’s 1-0 victory at Arsenal.
Roma loanee Cengiz Underneath was additionally given his first begin in Greece, however Timothy Castange and Jonny Evans had been unnoticed.
Vardy opened the scoring from the penalty spot within the 18th minute. The spot kick was awarded after he was fouled by the goalkeeper and the striker made no mistake from the spot.
The Foxes doubled their lead in Greece six minutes earlier than half-time when Hamza Choudhury fired in James Maddison’s nook.
Leicester’s lead was reduce in half simply 4 minutes into the restart when Muamer Tankovic transformed after good work from Petros Mantolas.
The objective got here after he beat the offside lure to fireplace previous Kasper Schmeichel.
The Greeks did their finest to seek out an equaliser however the Foxes had been in a position to face up to the strain and deservedly held on for the win.
The consequence leaves Brendan Rodgers‘ facet on six factors alongside SC Braga. The Foxes look good worth alongside the Portuguese facet to progress via the group and to the subsequent stage of the Europa League.
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