Vardy fires Leicester to easy victory
London, UK - Leicester closed the gap on English Premier League (EPL) leader Liverpool as Jamie Vardy extended his red-hot streak with a brace in Sunday's record-breaking 4-1 rout of Aston Villa.
Brendan Rodgers' secondplaced side moved within eight points of Liverpool thanks to goals from Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans at Villa Park.
Jack Grealish had reduced the deficit to 2-1 late in the first half, but Leicester cruised to an eighth consecutive topflight victory, setting a new club record that smashed the previous best from the 196263 season. Vardy has now scored in eight consecutive EPL appearances and is the competition's top-scorer with 16 goals this term.
The 32 year old striker's blistering run has given him a chance of equalling his sequence of scoring in 11 successive matches during Leicester's 2016 title-winning campaign. Leicester's surge up the table, after 12 wins from its last 14 league games, has made it unexpected title contenders again and leaves it in position to qualify for the Champions League.
Other results: Newcastle 2 Southampton 1, Norwich 1 Sheffield 2, Brighton 2 Wolves 2.