Vardy nets 2 as Leicester beats Fulham 3-1 in EPL
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy reached 100 goals for Leicester by scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday that pushed the visitors closer to relegation from the English Premier...
WATFORD, England (AP) — Brendan Rodgers saw Leicester concede a goal in the opening five minutes of his first match in charge before letting in an injury-time goal to lose 2-1 to Watford in the...
Leicester begins Rodgers era with 2-1 win over Brighton
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester held on to beat Brighton 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday and begin the Brendan Rodgers era with the team's first victory since New Year's...
Eriksen helps title-chasing Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1
LONDON (AP) — Christian Eriksen created the opener before scoring himself as Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday, putting the north London club five points behind front-runners Manchester City and Liverpool.
It was third-placed Tottenham's fourth successive league win without injured top-scorer Harry Kane.
Kieran Trippier's corner was played short to Eriksen, who floated in an inviting cross for Davison Sanchez to power home a diving head for his first Tottenham goal in the 33rd minute.
Wolves score in injury time to grab 4-3 win over Leicester
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Diogo Jota completed a hat trick in the third minute of stoppage time as Wolverhampton Wanderers snuffed out Leicester's fightback to recover a 4-3 win in the Premier League on Saturday.
Leicester captain Wes Morgan had brought his side level for the second time in the 87th minute with a header that tied the game at 3-3 but Jota still found time to meet Raul Jimenez's cross.
Vardy opens 2019 with winner for Leicester at Everton in EPL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy scored the Premier League's first goal of 2019 to earn Leicester a 1-0 win at Everton in a low-quality match to begin the new year on Tuesday.
In a goal that summed up the home side's sloppy display, Everton winger Theo Walcott misdirected a header from a clearance and teammate Michael Keane then miscontrolled the ball to allow Ricardo Pereira to play in Vardy.
Camarasa leaves it late as Cardiff beats Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Victor Camarasa's stunning stoppage-time strike earned Cardiff a vital 1-0 win at Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday after Neil Etheridge's inspired display.
The Cardiff goalkeeper saved James Maddison's second-half penalty before Camarasa struck from 25 yards (meters).
Philippines international Etheridge pulled off a string of fine saves to help earn the Bluebirds their first away win in the league this season.
Leicester hands Man City second loss in 4 days in EPL
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City suffered a second surprise defeat in as many English Premier League matches when it lost at Leicester 2-1 on Wednesday.
The defending champion, which also went down at home to Crystal Palace 3-2 on Saturday, is down in third place, seven points adrift of leader Liverpool and one point behind Tottenham.
Solskjaer starts Man U with win; Man City and Chelsea lose
Manchester United was stunning and Manchester City was stunned.
United responded to a change in coach by producing a rampant display to thrash lowly Cardiff 5-1 hours after English Premier League leader City slumped to a first defeat at home, to struggling Crystal Palace 3-2 on Saturday.
Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, back at United as manager in midweek after Jose Mourinho was sacked, appeared to give the team a new lease of life as it turned on the style in the Welsh capital.
Vardy the matchwinner as Leicester beats Chelsea 1-0
LONDON (AP) — Leicester won at Chelsea for the first time in 18 years after a goal by former England striker Jamie Vardy clinched a surprise 1-0 away victory in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Eden Hazard struck the crossbar in the first half and teammate Marcus Alonso hit the post late on as fourth-placed Chelsea lost at home in the league for the first time this season.
A run of two wins in 12 games led to media speculation that Claude Puel's job as Leicester coach was in jeopardy.
No Zaha, no problem as Crystal Palace beats Leicester 1-0
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace showed it can cope without Wilfried Zaha, the club's most influential player, when the London team edged Leicester 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The Ivory Coast forward was sidelined through suspension but captain Luka Milivojevic produced an outstanding first-half finish to lift his side to 15th place in the standings and clear of the bottom three.
Maddison atones for red card with superb goal for Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — A week after getting sent off for diving, James Maddison showed another side of his game by scoring a brilliant goal to help Leicester beat Watford 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The playmaker brought down a long ball forward, juggled the ball past his marker, before sending a low volley into the bottom corner from just inside the area in the 23rd minute.
Vardy rescues a point for 10-man Leicester at Brighton
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Substitute Jamie Vardy rescued a point for 10-man Leicester as the Foxes fought back to draw 1-1 at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
The forward was only deemed fit enough to be named as a substitute for Leicester following a groin injury, but he fired home a second-half penalty with around 10 minutes left to cancel out Glenn Murray's 15th-minute header.
Leicester was awarded the penalty after Beram Kayal caught the feet of substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.
Leicester held 0-0 by Burnley in first home game since crash
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester was held by Burnley to 0-0 in an emotional first home game since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday.
The Thai entrepreneur died with four other people when his helicopter crashed shortly after taking off following Leicester's last English Premier League game at King Power Stadium two weeks ago.
Fans, players, and staff remembered Vichai before, during, and after the game against Burnley.
The Latest: Players mourn Leicester owner Vichai after crash
LEICESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the helicopter crash at English soccer club Leicester City (all times local):
Leicester players have expressed their sense of deep loss after Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the club's owner, and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash.
Last-gasp Ndidi saves Leicester in EPL draw with West Ham
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester avoided a third successive English Premier League defeat after a late equalizer from Wilfred Ndidi rescued a 1-1 draw with West Ham at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Manager Claude Puel dropped talismanic striker Jamie Vardy to the Leicester bench and the controversial decision looked to have backfired when his side went behind in the 30th minute. Fabian Balbuena's first goal for West Ham came from a rebound after his diving header bounced off the post.
Newcastle owner on hand to see 5th EPL loss to Leicester
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle owner Mike Ashley witnessed the problems he's wrought for his winless side as it lost for the fifth time in seven matches in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Ashley was at a game at St. James' Park for the first time since May 2017 as Newcastle lost to Leicester 2-0 on goals by Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire.
The sportswear magnate's transfer policy of not investing in a proven scorer came back to haunt Newcastle as chances went begging.
Huddersfield remains winless after losing 3-1 at Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Huddersfield dropped to the bottom of the English Premier League standings after squandering an early lead to lose 3-1 at Leicester on Saturday.
The visitors are yet to win any of their six league games so far — they have drawn two and lost four — and look set for a tough season after just about staying up in their first year back in the top flight.
Vardy, Cahill call time on England careers
LONDON (AP) — Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill no longer want to be considered for England's national team.
Both players were members of the squad that reached the World Cup semifinals in Russia.
They want to give England coach Gareth Southgate the opportunity to look at younger players ahead of the European Championship in 2020, but say they will make themselves available if there is a shortage of players.
MOSCOW (AP) — When FIFA allowed teams to make a fourth substitution in extra time at the World Cup, it was widely assumed they would bring on their penalty specialists.
That's not always happening, however.
Of the six players who have come on as fourth substitutes in World Cup games in Russia, only two have taken a penalty in a shootout and only one has scored.
ZELENOGORSK, Russia (AP) — With indie music blaring out around the training complex, England's players strolled out for their first World Cup practice session in Russia and were soon bestowed with a large tea urn and a loaf of bread as symbols of local hospitality.
Later, they would joke around and take selfies with school children from the local area — Zelenogorsk, just outside St. Petersburg — who waved England flags as their idols trained in front of them.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Arsene Wenger will end his tenure at Arsenal without an away point in the Premier League in 2018 after his team lost 3-1 at Leicester on Wednesday.
It was the seventh straight loss on the road for Arsenal since the turn of the year, an embarrassing statistic for Wenger at the culmination of his reign of 22 years. Arsenal last had such a run of defeats in 1966.
Southampton draw does little to dispel drop fears
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Southampton snapped a four-match losing run with a 0-0 draw at Leicester on Thursday but the result did little to ease the club's Premier League relegation fears.
Mark Hughes' team is four points adrift of fourth from bottom Swansea, which has played one game fewer, and five behind next best Crystal Palace.
"We will have to wait for the rest of the season to see if that's a significant point one way or the other," Hughes said.
Burnley edges closer to Europa League qualification
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley started the English Premier League as one of the favorites for relegation and will likely finish it with a place in the Europa League.
The unlikely prospect of European soccer at Turf Moor drew ever closer after Burnley defeated Leicester 2-1 on Saturday to cement seventh position in the league, nine points ahead of its beaten opponent in the standings.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Newcastle took a giant leap toward Premier League survival with a 2-1 victory at Leicester on Saturday.
Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez scored to put Newcastle in control but Jamie Vardy reduced the deficit late on to set up a tense finale at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester beats Brighton 2-0 in chase for Europa spot
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy scored late goals as Leicester dented Brighton's Premier League survival hopes with a 2-0 win on Saturday.
Iborra nodded the ball into the bottom right corner in the 83rd minute before Vardy tapped home the second in stoppage time.
Brighton striker Glenn Murray had seen a 77th-minute penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel, while Leicester ended the game with 10 men after Wilfred Ndidi was dismissed for a second yellow card with the score at 1-0.
Pedro heads Chelsea into FA Cup semifinals in extra time
LONDON (AP) — Pedro scored with a header in extra time for Chelsea to advance to the FA Cup semifinals with a 2-1 win at Leicester on Sunday.
Chelsea next faces Southampton at Wembley Stadium after new manager Mark Hughes' side beat Wigan 2-0.
Manchester United plays Tottenham in the other semifinal, which is also at Spurs' temporary Wembley home.
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Alan Pardew's future as West Bromwich Albion manager looks bleak after losing to Leicester 4-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Jamie Vardy netted a volley and Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Vicente Iborra also scored for eighth-place Leicester.
They cancelled out Salomon Rondon's early opener for the hosts.
Reintegrated Mahrez helps Leicester into FA Cup quarters
Back in favor at Leicester, Riyad Mahrez helped the team reach the FA Cup quarterfinals by resuming his lethal partnership with Jamie Vardy on Friday.
Vardy earned Leicester a 1-0 win over second-tier Sheffield United in the fifth round by heading in a cross from Mahrez, who was starting for the first time since the collapse of his move to Manchester City at the end of the January transfer window.
Aguero scores 4 as leader Man City thrashes Leicester 5-1
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored four goals as English Premier League leader Manchester City showed Riyad Mahrez what he was missing in a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday.
Aguero scored his goals in the second half, propelling City to a 16-point lead at the top of the standings.
"He's an authentic legend of this club," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "Sergio is like this, he has a special talent in the box. He is clinical. We are so happy, we need his goals."
Vardy and Mahrez inspire Leicester to 2-0 win over Watford
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez led Leicester to a routine 2-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Algeria playmaker Mahrez, who has been linked with a move in January, maintained his good form with a third goal in six games after Vardy's first-half penalty had put the home team ahead.
European soccer weekend: What to watch in main competitions
What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend:
After playing three games each inside 10 days, the Premier League teams are straight back in action as they enter the FA Cup.
Salah double inspires Liverpool to 2-1 win over Leicester
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored twice to match Roger Hunt's club record for goals scored before the turn of the year as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Salah's second-half double took his tally for the season to 23 goals, the same as Hunt had in the 1961-62 campaign. Seventeen of the Egypt forward's goals have come in the league.
City beats Leicester in shootout to reach League Cup semis
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City kept alive its hopes of a quadruple as it beat Leicester 4-3 on penalties to reach the semifinals of the English League Cup on Tuesday.
Arsenal is also through after beating West Ham 1-0.
City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved Riyad Mahrez's spot kick for the decisive moment following a 1-1 draw after regulation and extra time.
Jamie Vardy also missed in the shootout for Leicester.
Tottenham slips up again with 2-1 loss at Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Tottenham slipped up again in the Premier League by losing 2-1 at Leicester thanks to beautifully taken goals by Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez on Tuesday.
It was a third loss in its last five league games for Tottenham, which has slumped 13 points behind first-place Manchester City, having played a game more.
The Vardy-Mahrez double act propelled Leicester to its improbable league title triumph in the 2015-16 season and their goals were a reminder of their class.
West Ham draws 1-1 with Leicester for David Moyes’ 1st point
LONDON (AP) — Cheikhou Kouyate equalized before the break to earn West Ham a 1-1 draw against visiting Leicester on Friday for David Moyes' first point in his second game in charge of the struggling Premier League club.
Moyes' side got off to a terrible start with Angelo Ogbonna failing to clear Jamie Vardy's cross, allowing Marc Albrighton to slide in for Leicester's opener in the eighth minute.
Gray shines as Leicester defeats Everton on Puel debut
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester won its first game under new manager Claude Puel as it defeated struggling Everton 2-0 on Sunday in the English Premier League.
The recalled Demarai Gray starred as he helped create the opener for Jamie Vardy before adding a fortuitous second himself.
Former Everton player David Unsworth is in caretaker charge of the Toffees following Ronald Koeman's dismissal, but his side's display will have done little for his hopes of getting the job on a permanent basis.
Puel has instant impact at Leicester; Brighton held at home
LONDON (AP) — After seeing the instant impact of Claude Puel at Leicester, Everton might be looking to appoint a permanent manager sooner rather than later.
Leicester was reinvigorated on Sunday by Puel's altered team selection and tactics, as it produced a devastating counter-attacking goal on its way to a 2-0 victory over Everton in the English Premier League.
Coutinho returns to form as Liverpool wins at Leicester 3-2
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Simon Mignolet's late penalty save secured a dramatic 3-2 victory for Liverpool over Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday after Philippe Coutinho's brilliance put the Reds in control.
After giving away the spot kick, Mignolet produced a fine block to deny Jamie Vardy an equalizer 17 minutes from time in another game where Liverpool's dazzling attack and dubious defense were on display.
Huddersfield draws with Leicester 1-1 in EPL
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Summer signing Laurent Depoitre scored on his full English Premier League debut as Huddersfield drew with Leicester 1-1 on Saturday.
Former Porto player Depoitre broke the deadlock 40 seconds into the second half.
Jamie Vardy fired the Foxes level four minutes later from the penalty spot.
Elias Kachunga's second-half header was ruled out for offside, depriving host Huddersfield of all three points.
Kante scores winner for Chelsea vs former club Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — N'Golo Kante gave his former club another reason not to have sold him as defending English Premier League champion Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 on Saturday.
Talk before the match focused on another former Leicester player Danny Drinkwater — who stayed on the Chelsea bench — but it was Kante who made the difference at King Power Stadium.
Giroud rescues Arsenal to seal 4-3 opening win vs Leicester
LONDON (AP) — Olivier Giroud completed an exhilarating comeback as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 on Friday to ensure Arsene Wenger's side opened the English Premier League with a victory for only the second time in eight seasons.
Arsenal turned around the league's first Friday opener in the closing minutes at Emirates Stadium. After Aaron Ramsey leveled in the 83rd minute, Giroud sealed the three points with a header inside two minutes on an evening of thrilling attacks gifted by fragile defending.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester kept up its revival since dismissing title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri by beating Watford 3-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The soon-to-be-deposed champions have won seven of their 10 league games following the departure of Ranieri, who was fired with Leicester close to the relegation zone. Now, they have moved into ninth place and have the form to secure a top-half finish.
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy extended his hot scoring streak to ease champion Leicester's Premier League relegation fears with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich on Saturday.
With only its second away win of a dismal title defense, Leicester moved nine points clear of the bottom three with four matches remaining.
Vardy struck in the 43rd minute at the Hawthorns for his eighth goal in 12 matches since Craig Shakespeare replaced Claudio Ranieri as manager for the rest of the season.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League semifinals for the third time in four seasons by ending Leicester's fairytale European journey on Tuesday, drawing 1-1 at the King Power Stadium to advance 2-1 on aggregate.
Once Atletico grabbed an away goal through Saul Niguez's first-half header, any hopes of the English champions extending their debut in Europe's elite competition seemed to be completely extinguished.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Sunderland manager David Moyes' tough week got worse as his team lost 2-0 at resurgent champion Leicester to remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League on Tuesday.
Strikers Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy scored second-half goals for Leicester, which has won six straight games in all competitions under Craig Shakespeare since he replaced title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester's revival continued under manager Craig Shakespeare as Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy handed the Foxes a 2-0 victory over Stoke in the English Premier League on Saturday.
It was Leicester's fifth straight win in all competitions since Claudio Ranieri was fired and meant Shakespeare became the first English manager to win his first four league games.
Leicester striker Vardy says he gets death threats
LONDON (AP) — Jamie Vardy has gone from Premier League champion to a target of hatred.
The Leicester striker said he has received death threats amid the bitter fallout from manager Claudio Ranieri being fired by his club last month.
Vardy was named as one of the players who had conversations with Leicester's owners before Ranieri was dismissed as a result of last season's improbable champions being plunged into a relegation scrap.
LONDON (AP) — Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez revived memories of Leicester's title-winning campaign Saturday as the recovery under Craig Shakespeare continued with a 3-2 victory at West Ham that eases the champion's relegation fears.
Since manager Claudio Ranieri's firing, the Premier League champions have reeled off three successive victories to move six points clear of the relegation zone and sealed a first-ever place in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Leicester beats Liverpool in its first match post-Ranieri
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester began life without manager Claudio Ranieri by easing its English Premier League relegation fears after a stirring 3-1 home victory over Liverpool on Monday.
In its first game since Ranieri was sacked last Thursday by the club's Thai owners, Jamie Vardy scored twice for last season's struggling champion.