Vardy scores again as Leicester beats Crystal Palace 1-0

LEICESTER, England (AP) Jamie Vardy scored for a seventh consecutive Premier League game to give Leicester a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Vardy made it nine goals in seven games for the Midlands club, pouncing on a wayward pass by defender Brede Hangeland and rounding the keeper to score in the 59th minute.

Palace striker Wilfried Zaha was yellow-carded in the closing stages for a dive after tangling with Christian Fuchs.

Scott Dann had Palace’s best chance to equalize with a header.

The win keeps Leicester firmly in the hunt for a place in next season’s Europa League, with Palace four points behind.