Jamie Vardy was the main man for Leicester City yet again as he hit a brace on Sunday to hand the Foxes a crucial 2-0 win over Sunderland in their early kickoff on Sunday.
Vardy was on target in the 66th minute and deep into stoppage time to help title-chasing Leicester gain a momentary 10 points advantage at the top of the EPL standings ahead of their closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur who have their hands full at the White Hart Lane where they will up against Manchester United later today.
As expected, the game at the Stadium Light did not have any colorization of a high scoring contest and it was no surprise for the first half to end barren.
After over an hour of nothingness, the deadlock was to be broken by the visitors and it was England international that orchestrated the move; he pinged a long pass over the top for Vardy, who cut inside before calmly slotting his finish past Mannone.
Vardy who has been quite phenomena this season doubled his personally tally in the final minute of stoppage time, beating the last defender before taking the ball past Mannone and slotting it into the empty net.
The goal sealed a fifth consecutive top-flight win for Leicester for the first time since 1963-64, and also saw them equal the club record for number of victories recorded in a single campaign (21).
They also kept a fifth top-flight clean sheet in a row for the first time in their history and their 11th from the last 15 games to take them to within nine points of clinching the title.
Sunderland, meanwhile, remain four points adrift of safety but do have a game in hand over 17th-placed Norwich City ahead of next weekend’s relegation crunch match against the Canaries