Sheffield 1-2 Leicester: Vardy’s late winner earn 3-points for the Foxes

amie Vardy-Leicester City

Leicester City
left it late to secure victory over bottom-placed Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes secured their fifth win of the season courtesy of a 90th minute Jamie Vardy goal.

After falling behind in the 24th minute, Sheffield United fought back to equalise two minutes later. But all their hard work was undone by Vardy to keep them without a win this term and rooted in the bottom while Leicester City climbed to third at least until Liverpool play Wolves.

The away side were the better of both teams in the early exchanges and could have gone ahead in the 10th minute, but the striker’s fine effort struck the post after he was set up by Ayoze Perez.

The Spaniard who was returning to the starting eleven was on hand to bundle home Albrighton’s spilt effort to hand Leciester a much-deserved lead.

But the lead didn’t last more than two minutes with Sheffield United equalising in the 28th minute through an Olie McBurnie header. The striker rose highest to power a header into the bottom left-hand corner following a lovely delivery by Lundstram from a corner.

Both sides continued to test themselves as the game trickled, with Sheffield United still pushing for a win. But Vardy had other ideas, and in the 90th minute, he timed his run perfectly to connect tons Maddison through-ball to hand Leicester all three points.

The win took the Foxes to third place temporarily with Liverpool not playing until later on Sunday.
Sheffield United’s wait for their first win of the season continues as the pressure begins to mount of Chris Wilder.

The hosts play Southampton next, while Leicester will look to complete their Europa  League group stage game against  AEK Athens on Thursday on a high note.