PL on Citi: Vardy’s brace sees Leicester climb to third after thrashing Newcastle


Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester thrashed ten-man Newcastle 5-0 to climb to third in the Premier League.

Ricardo Pereira opened the scoring in the 16th minute with his second goal in as many games, before Isaac Hayden was given his marching orders for a poor challenge on Dennis Praet.

Leicester took full advantage of the extra man in the second-half with Vardy completing a brace, Paul Dummett diverting Praet’s cross into his own net and Wilfred Ndidi completing the rout late on.

It heaps the pressure on Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, who has won just one of his first seven games in charge.

Source: TalkSport