Jamie Vardy broke into the Premier League’s all-time high 20 goalscoring charts as Leicester thrashed Brighton 3-Zero on Sunday.
James Maddison opened the scoring for the Foxes, earlier than Vardy bought in on the act to double his facet’s lead.
It was the striker’s 113th Premier League purpose, taking him degree with Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
Maddison accomplished his brace to make it 3-Zero earlier than half-time with Leicester shifting as much as third within the desk, a degree behind leaders Tottenham.
It may have been a distinct story, nonetheless, after an open begin to the match noticed good possibilities at each ends.
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel did nicely to dam Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s effort earlier than then making one other wonderful save together with his leg when Danny Welbeck was by one-on-one.
Earlier than that, Wilfred Ndidi and Maddison ought to each have labored Mathew Ryan however did not hit the goal, earlier than Marc Albrighton stung the palms of the Brighton keeper.
After a frenetic first 10 minutes, the sport settled. Nevertheless, Leicester appeared vigorous once more because the halfway level of the primary half approached and a great spell of strain resulted within the opening purpose.
Maddison dragged one other effort vast and Vardy cracked a shot in opposition to a publish from a decent angle after the ball bounced unfastened contained in the Brighton field.
The Foxes took the lead after 27 minutes when James Justin’s cross eluded Vardy and the ball dropped properly for Maddison, whose shot appeared to take a deflection previous Ryan.
It will have been 2-Zero had Ryan not bought down shortly to make a superb save to disclaim Ayoze Perez from Justin’s cutback.
Lewis Dunk twice triggered Leicester issues at set items in fast succession however every time he directed his header over the crossbar as Brighton appeared for a response.
The Foxes bought their second purpose after 41 minutes. Vardy was available to faucet house Justin’s low cross from shut vary, together with his 12th purpose of the season surviving a VAR verify for offside.
The hosts have been rampant and Maddison added a 3rd purpose earlier than half-time, twisting and turning simply contained in the penalty space earlier than making a yard of area for himself to bend a left-foot shot into the far high nook of the online.
Either side not often threatened within the second-half as Leicester chase Tottenham and Liverpool on the high of the desk.