Iheanacho scores 5th goal for Leicester as Vardy nets 100th EPL goal


Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring for Leicester City on 49 minutes, before Jamie Vardy tapped in after a Mamadou Skaho error with 13 minutes left and scored his 100th Premier League goal to become the 29th player to do so since the league began in 1992.

Iheanacho scored his fifth goal of the season to help Leicester City defeat Crystal Palace 3-0 in Saturday’s Premier League game.

After going three games without finding the net — dating back to March, before English football was shut down by coronavirus — the 33-year-old Vardy struck twice to help Leicester on their quest to secure European football and a top four position.

Vardy started his career at non-league Fleetwood Town and was 25 when he joined then-Championship side Leicester in 2013 for £1 million, a non-league record transfer fee.

He was 27 when he scored his first Premier League goal — in a 5-3 win over Manchester United in 2014 — making him the oldest of any player in the 100 club other than Ian Wright, who was 29 when he netted for Arsenal in 1992 and went on to hit 113.

Vardy was essential to Leicester’s surprise title win in 2015-16, scoring 24 goals and ending the season just one goal behind Golden Boot winner Harry Kane. Vardy also took home the Football Writers’ Player of the Year award.

He leads this season’s Premier League scoring charts with 21 goals, two ahead of Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and three clear of Southampton’s Danny Ings.