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Vardy eyes 100-point season after Leicester´s title win

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 29 Apr 2024


Jamie Vardy has challenged his Leicester City team-mates to reach 100 points after sealing the Championship title with one game to spare.

The Foxes were promoted back to the Premier League without kicking a ball after Leeds United’s 4-0 defeat to QPR on Friday, but they needed to win on Monday to earn top spot.

Enzo Maresca’s side cruised to a 3-0 victory over Preston through Vardy’s brace and Kasey McAteer’s header, moving them to 97 points.

With one last milestone in their reach, Vardy wants to make sure they end an already successful season on a high.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “We can celebrate it tonight, but now we have another target which is 100 points.

“We are over the moon. It has gone by quick but it’s a graft. Not many days off, I’ll tell you that.

“The lads – they’ve given it all. Thoroughly deserved, and I’m glad we’ve had 5000 to come and celebrate with us. It’s not like it’s 20 minutes up the road.”

After a run of just three victories from nine games in the league between mid-February and April, Leicester have now won each of their last three outings.

Maresca has praised his players for their hard work in what he labelled a “tough season”.

“Fantastic, it’s been a fantastic season. The Championship is a tough season and very intense, but I’m very happy,” said Maresca.

“Now it’s time to enjoy the work of the season to bring this special club back to the Premier League. We deserve it.

“The last two days they have been fantastic. We got promoted, but it was difficult in game preparation. But we used all of today to prepare for the game, the morning and afternoon. It was good.”



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