- Vardy scores in eighth straight game
- Foxes rally from 1-0 down
- Mahrez volleys home twice
- Leicester up to third
Comeback kings Leicester City recovered from going 1-0 down to beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Salomon Rondon put West Brom ahead but in the second half Riyad Mahrez volleyed home twice in quick succession and Jamie Vardy scored his 11th of the season soon after to make it 3-1 and become just the third player in Premier League history to scored in eight consecutive games.
Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester are now up to third place in the PL table on 22 points, while West Brom sit in 11th spot on 14 points.
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The Foxes started the game superbly as Vardy thought he had his 11th goal of the season but his low shot came off the inside of the post and out. In the 30th minute, West Brom were ahead as Rondon scored with his head from the second-straight game to bring the home crowd to life.
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Just before half time Leicester had a great chance to equalize but Leanardo Ulloa saw his header blocked by Boaz Myhill‘s legs.
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In the second half Leicester, predictably, had most of the play and Ranieri’s men were soon level as their status as PL comeback kings continued. Mahrez ghosted in to volley home Marc Albrighton‘s cross and make it 1-1 after 56 minutes to set up a enthralling final half an hour.
Vardy sent a backheel just wide as the Foxes pushed to go ahead, and Mahrez then put Leicester 2-1 up with another volley at the back post. 2-1 to the Foxes. Late on Leicester launched a trademark counter-attack as Danny Drinkwater played in Vardy and the England international blasted home to make it 3-1.
In the 83rd minute Calum McManaman went down in the box and a penalty kick was awarded to West Brom to make things interesting. Substitute Rickie Lambert smashed home the spot kick to make it 3-2 but Leicester held on for the win.