Vardy double guides Leicester to 3-1 win over Bournemouth
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy scored a long-range lob for the first of his two goals in Leicester’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth that kept the team unbeaten after four games in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Running onto Ben Chilwell’s searching ball forward, Vardy didn’t need to take a touch as he saw Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale rushing out of his goal and sent a lob from outside the area into the net in the 12th minute.
Vardy set up Youri Tielemans for Leicester’s second goal with a low pass across the six-yard box that the Belgium midfielder turned home. It was Tieleman’s first goal since he returned from Monaco — following last season’s loan to Leicester — for a club-record 40 million pounds ($50 million) in the offseason.
Tielemans could have been sent off 10 minutes into the second half but avoided a red card, after a VAR check, when he went over the ball and caught Wilson on the ankle.
The let-off allowed Leicester to press for a third and Ramsdale turned away Harvey Barnes’ 18-yard shot before Vardy grabbed his second after 73 minutes, off a pass from Tielemans.
Leicester, highly fancied to threaten the established big six in the Premier League this season, has eight points from its first four games.