Leicester’s Jamie Vardy entered exclusive Premier League club following latest contribution vs Sheffield United

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Leicester’s Jamie Vardy entered exclusive Premier League club following latest contribution vs Sheffield United

Leicester hammer Sheffield United

Leicester City played host to Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes headed into the tie no doubt keen to put some distance between themselves and their Champions League-chasing rivals.

4th-placed Chelsea dropped two points against Leeds on Saturday. Elsewhere, Manchester United, 3rd, and West Ham, 5th, are due to face off on Sunday evening, meaning at least one of those sides won’t be picking up a win this weekend.

So, Brendan Rodgers and co. were no doubt well aware that a win against the Blades would provide a huge boost to their Champions League hopes.

And, when all was said and done at the King Power, pick up a victory is exactly what Leicester managed.

Kelechi Iheanacho fired Brendan Rodgers’ side into the lead 39 minutes in, guiding the ball into an empty net after a cut-back from Jamie Vardy:

The second 45 then saw the floodgates open, as Leicester put another four goals past Sheffield United.

Iheanacho added another two to complete his hat-trick, with an Ayoze Perez strike, followed by an own goal, having rounded out the afternoon’s scoring.

Jamie Vardy continues to shine

Following the tie, meanwhile, a rather impressive Jamie Vardy stat has come to light online.

The hitman didn’t actually score himself on Sunday, but set up Iheanacho twice, as well as forcing Sheffield United’s own goal.

And, after his first assist of the game, it was revealed that Vardy is now only the sixth player in Premier League history to register 100 goal involvements after turning 30, joining a historic club that includes players such as Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 30 43 71
2 Leicester City FC 29 21 56
3 Manchester United FC 28 23 54
4 Chelsea FC 29 19 51
5 West Ham United FC 27 11 48
6 Everton FC 28 3 46
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 18 45
8 Liverpool FC 28 11 43
9 Aston Villa FC 27 11 41
10 Arsenal FC 27 7 38
11 Crystal Palace FC 29 -16 37
12 Leeds United 28 -3 36
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 28 -9 35
14 Southampton FC 29 -15 33
15 Burnley FC 29 -15 33
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 28 -7 29
17 Newcastle United FC 28 -17 28
18 Fulham FC 29 -14 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 29 -37 18
20 Sheffield United FC 29 -34 14
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 16
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8

Source: 101greatgoals.com