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  • Updated: April 23, 2021

Vardy Ends Goal Drought, Fires Leicester Past West Brom

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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English striker Jamie Vardy ended his two-month goal drought as Leicester brushed past West Brom 3-0 on Thursday to take a firmer grip on a Premier League top-four place and snuff out the Baggies' revival.

Brendan Rodgers's men's chance of a top 4 finish was in doubt after losing their previous two top-flight matches but produced a scintillating attacking display against the insipid visitors at the King Power Stadium.

First-half goals from Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans, and Kelechi Iheanacho gave West Brom a mountain to climb and Leicester kept a firm grip on the match after the break.

It was Vardy's first goal in 12 appearances for Leicester in all competitions, ending his longest run without a goal for the club since 2016.

READ ALSO: Arsenal Stunned At Home With Vardy's Strike For Leicester

Third-placed Leicester, whose implosion at the end of last season cost them a Champions League place, now have a valuable four-point lead over Chelsea and West Ham, with just six games to go.

Rodgers praised Leicester's attitude, saying he was only focusing on his own team in the battle for a Champions League spot.

"Jamie Vardy has done it throughout his career and Kelechi Iheanacho is now showing his qualities -- he can still improve as he is still making too many mistakes, but he is getting in there," he told BT Sport.

READ ALSO: Leicester Top Scorer, Vardy Out For 'Few Weeks'

"This group will sometimes lose games but they are so honest and they want to be better. When you have that it is the dream ticket. It is all you can ask for as a coach."

James Maddison made his first start since February as the FA Cup finalists took a firm grip on the match and they could easily have scored five or six goals in a one-sided opening 45 minutes.

Sam Allardyce's West Brom had beaten Chelsea and Southampton to give themselves a glimmer of hope that they could survive but they remain in the 19th spot, nine points from safety, and look doomed.

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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