Leicester City 1-0 Crystal Palace: Vardy’s historic goal lifts Foxes

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  • Vardy scores again
  • Palace loses second-straight
  • Foxes increase lead over Eagles

Jamie Vardy scored in his seventh-straight game, and Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes continue to contend for a Top Five slot after a 1-0 win over visiting Crystal Palace on Saturday.

King Power Stadium saw a sleepy first half give away to Vardy’s magic, gifted from a Palace turnover.

Alan Pardew‘s Eagles failed in their bid to pass Leicester City, which now has a four-point advantage on Palace.

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Leicester had an opportunity to go up when Marc Albrighton mishit a shot off the goal post, and Riyad Mahrez couldn’t work his magic with the rebound.

And then along came Vardy, racing onto a through ball, touching past Julian Speroni and burying his chance for goal No. 10 of the season.

According to the BBC, Vardy joined an exclusive club to score in seven-straight Premier League games: Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, Mark Stein, Emmanuel Adebayor, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Daniel Sturridge.

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