Vardy nets 2 as Leicester beats Fulham 3-1 in EPL
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy reached 100 goals for Leicester by scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday that pushed the visitors closer to relegation from the English Premier League.
Vardy made it 2-1 in the 78th minute to reach the century mark across all competitions and then netted his 101st goal eight minutes later to seal the win in new manager Brendan Rodgers’ first home game in charge.
The win put Leicester into 10th place while Fulham is rooted in 19th and 13 points from safety after Southampton and Cardiff both won on Saturday.
Ayite came on at the break and scored with Fulham’s first shot after he collected Calum Chambers‘ long ball on the right to breeze past Ben Chilwell into the area and his effort struck Harry Maguire to wrong-foot Kasper Schmeichel and roll in.
He scored his second by rolling in Harvey Barnes’ low pass from 12 yards.