Leicester City showed how simple a game football can be in their 2-0 victory over Sunderland this afternoon as they closed in on an unbelievable Premier League title triumph.
Jamie Vardy broke 66 minutes of deadlock with a goal which exemplifies Leicester’s playing style, running onto a Danny Drinkwater punt and slotting calmly past Vito Mannone.
Kick it, chase it, finish it and then don’t concede. Leicester made it look so easy, although they did have some help from a hapless Sunderland side who played right into their hands.
They gave Vardy space to run in behind and left Younes Kaboul one-on-one with the speedy England striker – a recipe for disaster. Have Sunderland not seen Leicester play this season?
The Black Cats barely threatened an equaliser and were killed off by a second Vardy goal in stoppage time as the Foxes went 10 points clear of Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table.
Vardy, ending his six-match scoring drought, now has 21 league goals for the season. That is more than any other Leicester player has managed in the top flight since Gary Lineker 31 years ago.
But their defence deserves to share the credit. Wes Morgan and company have now kept five clean sheets in a row, and six in their last seven outings. The title is in touching distance now.
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