Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers provides updates on Jamie Vardy & Jonny Evans


Leicester dominate Man City

Sunday’s marquee Premier League clash pitted Manchester City against Leicester.

The Foxes, on the back of a rather dismal end to the 2019/20 season, have started the current campaign pretty well.

Leicester headed into the City game on the back of two straight victories in the league.

The first 45 at the Etihad though, looked to suggest that their unbeaten start would be drawing to a close in the very near future.

A Jamie Vardy penalty 37 minutes in did see Leicester pull one back to go in level at the break.

But for the most part, Pep Guardiola’s men had completely dominated the first half.

In the second 45, however, Leicester would run riot over Man City, with Jamie Vardy causing the Citizen’s shaky backline all sorts of problems.

And well all was said and done on Sunday, Brendan Rodgers men had come away with a staggering 5-2 victory.

Highlights: Manchester City 2-Leicester 5

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Rodgers on Vardy & Evans

On an otherwise positive evening, though, Leicester did look to have a couple of potential injury concerns.

Jonny Evans, who has just returned from serving a three-match ban, was withdrawn 10 minutes from time and appeared to be in some pain.

Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy was then taken off with five minutes to go after holding his groin and limping somewhat earlier in the tie.

Rodgers has since provided updates on the duo and thankfully for the Leicester faithful, neither injury sounds too serious:

“I think he’s got an ongoing issue with his hip, Jamie, so I think he’ll be fine with a few days’ rest, and he’ll be okay. Jonny felt his calf, tight, just a little bit. So, hopefully that will be okay.”

Quotes via Leicester’s official website.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Everton FC 3 5 9
2 Leicester City FC 2 5 6
3 Arsenal FC 2 4 6
4 Liverpool FC 2 3 6
5 Crystal Palace FC 3 2 6
6 Leeds United 3 1 6
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 2 4
8 Chelsea FC 3 0 4
9 Newcastle United FC 3 -1 4
10 Manchester City FC 1 2 3
11 Aston Villa FC 1 1 3
12 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 3 0 3
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0 3
14 Manchester United FC 2 -1 3
15 Southampton FC 3 -3 3
16 West Bromwich Albion 3 -6 1
17 Burnley FC 2 -3 0
18 West Ham United FC 2 -3 0
19 Fulham FC 2 -4 0
20 Sheffield United FC 3 -4 0
Player Team Goals
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 5
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 3
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 3
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 3
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 3
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 3
Costa, Helder Leeds United 2
Klich, Mateusz Leeds United 2
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 2
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 2
Robinson, Callum West Bromwich Albion 2
Mitrovic, Aleksandar Fulham FC 2
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 2
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United FC 2
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 1
Townsend, Andros Crystal Palace FC 1
Castagne, Timothy Leicester City FC 1

Source: 101greatgoals.com