First win for Le­ices­ter

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Lon­don: Jamie Vardy scored his first goal of the sea­son to help cham­pi­ons Le­ices­ter record their first win with a 2-1 vic­tory over Swansea in very wet con­di­tions.

The Eng­land striker fired in off the post from Danny Drinkwa­ter’s ball be­fore Wes Mor­gan volleyed in from a right-wing cor­ner af­ter the break. Le­ices­ter’s Riyad Mahrez had a penalty saved by Lukasz Fabi­an­ski, who also blocked Shinji Okazaki’s fol­low-up. Swansea pulled one back when Leroy Fer headed in from Modou Bar­row’s cross. How these play­ers man­aged to pro­duce a good show in re­lent­less tor­ren­tial rain is re­mark­able. Heavy rain cou­pled with thun­der and light­ning added an ex­tra di­men­sion to pro­ceed­ings, which Le­ices­ter coped with bet­ter than their op­po­nents. Vardy, who barely had a sniff of a chance in the open­ing two league games, gave Clau­dio Ranieri’s side the lead with a very typ­i­cal Le­ices­ter goal. One-touch foot­ball on the edge of their own

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