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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Leicester beat West Brom 3-0

 

                          Jamie Vardy


Leicester bounced back from a disappointing end to last season to get their new campaign off to a winning start as Jamie Vardy scored two penalties in a 3- 0 win at West Brom .


Belgian international Timothy Castagne opened the scoring on his debut as West Brom were given a harsh lesson on the step up in quality they face on their return to the Premier League.


Leicester won just two of their last 10 games to miss out on a place in the Champions League on the last day of last season and Brendan Rodgers had voiced his frustration at a lack of funds to help their chances of success in four competitions this season.


But the one new signing the Foxes have added made a big impact as Castagne’ s towering header from Dennis Praet ’ s cross opened the floodgates 11 minutes into the second half .


Despite Leicester’ s drop -off in the second half of the campaign, Vardy still won the Premier League’ s golden boot last season and the 33- year -old launched his challenge to be top scorer once more with two expertly taken spot-kicks in the final 16 minutes after he and James Justin had been felled inside the area .

AFP

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